AO and IR Community Events


AIR welcomes brief conference/event announcements of interest to the IR and assessment communities. Send your conference/event announcements to and include a link to your website for more information, such as call for proposals or registration, as well as a contact name and email address (conference/event announcements should be less than 100 words). Conference/event announcements remain on the eAIR website until the event date has passed.

Affiliated Organization (AO) Events

RP Group Conference 2017

A​pril 20-21, 2017

The conference, themed, Building Pathways to Success, will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California. Take part in the hands-on conference of your peers and by your peers, expanding your research and planning toolkit to help you support your institution's capacity for evidence-based decision-making and inquiry. Visit the conference website for details.

NJAIR Conference 2017

May 5, 2017

The New Jersey Association for Institutional Research will hold its 23rd Annual Conference and meeting, themed “The Changing Role of IR”, on the campus of Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey. Keynote speaker, Dr. Michael W. Klein, Executive Director of NJASCU, will speak on the importance of institutional research in public policy. Additional presentations include updates on SURE and IPEDS, updates on the Middle States process changes, a panel of IR professionals on the changing role of IR, and presentations by NJAIR colleagues. For more information about registration, visit the website.

NEEAN Summer Assessment Institute

June 6-7, 2017

Registration is now open for NEean Summer Assessment Institute. Track A gives teams of faculty and administrators the opportunity to review, reflect on, and plan assessment efforts at their institutions. Track B, A Deeper Dive into Assessment of Learning in courses, is recommended for individual faculty who want to clarify their expectations for students through clear learning objectives and corresponding assignments. The conference will be held at Lasell College, in Newton, Massachusetts. More details can be found at

2017 AIRPO Conference

June 7-9, 2017

The 2017 AIRPO Conference will be held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Further details will be forthcoming.


July 26-27, 2017

The Australian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) invites you to participate in the 2017 AAIR Special Interest Group (SIG) Forum. This year's event is being held at Macquarie University, Sydney. This year's theme is Creating Connections & Exploring Possibilities. Call for abstracts is now open. Take the opportunity to be a part of the forum by submitting an abstract for consideration on the program. Visit the conference website for more information.

2017 TENNAIR Conference

August 8-9, 2017

The Tennessee Association for Institutional Research will hold its Annual Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Murfreesboro, TN. Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for August 7. Further details will be forthcoming.

39th EAIR Forum 2017

September 3-6, 2017

Themed, “Under pressure? Higher education institutions coping with multiple challenges,” the 39th EAIR Forum will be held at the University of Porto in Porto, Portugal. Visit the conference website for more information.

SEAAIR 17th Annual Conference

September 6-8, 2017

The conference, themed ASEAN Higher Education at the Crossroad: Challenges, Changes, Capacities, and Capabilities, will be held at PSB Academy in Singapore. From networking with peers to presentation sessions by leading experts in the field, the annual conference is the must attend event for academics, educators, researchers and practitioners in higher education. For more information about this conference, visit the website.

SAIR 2017 Conference

October 7-10, 2017

The SAIR 2017 Conference will be held at the Worthington Renaissance in Fort Worth, Texas. Further details will be forthcoming.  

National Symposium on Student Retention (NSSR) 2017

November 6-9, 2017

Colleagues from diverse positions, fields and institutions will gather at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, FL to focus on current retention and graduation issues and solutions in higher education. For more information, visit the CSRDE conference website. Call for Proposals closes March 20, 2017.

CAIR 2017

November 8-10, 2017

The conference will be held at the Hilton Concord Hotel in Concord. Early bird registration is open, and early registrants receive a $50 discount off of the full-conference rate through September 11. All registrants receive access to the Hilton Concord's discounted hotel rate of $159 plus tax per night (while rooms last). The discount code will be provided after registering for the conference.

NEAIR 2017 Conference

November 18-21, 2017

The North East Association for Institutional Research will hold its 44th annual conference at the Westin Jersey City Newport in Jersey City, New Jersey.  We are currently accepting conference proposals in support of our conference theme "IR Leadership: Refining our Roles; Maximizing Our Impact". Plan to join us and engage with IR leaders at every level.  We hope everyone - whether a new analyst or a vice president – will gain key insights and takeaways that help you refine your leadership skills and create impact.  For more information, visit the NEAIR conference websiteCall for Proposals closes May 19, 2017. 

IR Community Events

SCUP Planning Institute 1

Theme: Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning. Get the tools and techniques you need to create a solid foundation for strategic planning. You'll leave the workshop armed with the knowledge to ask the tough questions, prioritize, and prepare your department or campus for change. Offered the following dates/locations:

INK Data Day

May 12, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:30pm

Come join us at the Indiana Government Center to learn more about the Indiana Network of Knowledge (INK). Topics include an overview of INK, how you can access the data, and demonstrations on how you can use INK’s longitudinal data to enhance your research. If you want to learn more about INK before joining us on the 12th, take a look at our website. If you’re an interested researcher, RSVP by April 28th to confirm your spot.

HEDS Consortium

June 18-21, 2017

The Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium invites you to register for its 2017 HEDS Annual Conference, which will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The conference brings together people from small colleges and universities in an informal setting to present on and discuss topics related to assessment, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness. We welcome participants from all colleges and universities—you do not have to be from a HEDS institution or be an institutional researcher to attend this conference. To learn more about the conference, including registration and submitting a proposal, visit the HEDS website.

SCUP’s 52nd Annual Conference

July 8-12, 2017

Unleash the power for collaborative planning! Higher ed leaders from across the nation will share fresh insights and practical solutions showing you the "how" in planning. Your new knowledge and tools will help inform and advance your institution's strategic direction. Save $200. Register by May 1. Save $100 Register by May 31. For more information, visit the conference website

2017 Assessment Institute - Indianapolis

October 22-24, 2017

Please consider submitting a proposal on or before March 10 for the 2017 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis. This is the nation’s oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. To submit a proposal, visit the website.

SCUP 2017 North Central Regional Conference

October 9–11, 2017

New this year! We're looking for your story that shares the "how" in planning with no strings or themes attached to this conference being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Are you challenging traditional methods or perhaps you’ve implemented a small change that’s had ripple effects within your organization? Share it! Think beyond the boundaries, bring forward the challenges and obstacles you’ve overcome or future challenges lying ahead of you. No idea is too BIG or too SMALL. Visit the website for details.

SCUP 2017 Southern Regional Conference

October 22–24, 2017

Help your peers plan across higher ed boundaries. Share your stories! We're looking for your story that shares the "how" in integrated planning. How have you created positive change in your institution? What’s next for higher education? We want your proposal for a session on integrated planning to be presented at our 2017 conference being held in New Orleans, Louisiana. No idea is too BIG or too SMALL. Visit the website for details.