AO and IR Community Events

BTN-Find-AO-Resources.pngAIR 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

Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association Conference

October 22-24, 2017

CIRPA-ACPRI is hosting its 26th annual conference in Toronto, Ontario. The theme for CIRPA-ACPRI 2017 is Institutional Research and Planning: Redefining the Possibilities. CIRPA-ACPRI welcomes all submissions relevant to the profession of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP). Click here for detailed information.

MdAIR Fall Conference

October 27, 2017

The MdAIR fall conference is themed “Storytelling With Data: Bringing Your Story to Life.” Find additional details and registration informaiton at the MdAIR conference website

Virginia Association for Management Analysis and Planning (VAMAP)

October 27, 2017

The VAMAP 2017 Conference will feature keynote speaker Robert J. Morse, Chief Data Strategist for U.S. News & World Report. Also speaking will be Dr. Jodi Fisler, from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. VAMAP will be hosted in Lynchburg Virginia, and registration for this one-day event is $50. This is a great opportunity to hear about a range of topics in the IR/IE world of higher education, connect with colleagues, and even present your insights as a VAMAP speaker. To register, visit the VAMAP website or contact for more

MI/AIR 2017

November 1-3, 2017

This year’s conference, themed Student Success: Our Common Thread, will be in Ann Arbor, hosted at The Kensington Hotel. Visit the website for more details. 

AIRUM 2017

November 2-3, 2017

The 2017 AIRUM Conference will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport/Mall of America. The Conference will focus on "IR Reconsidered; Leveraging Institutional Research Capital for Campus Success" and a myriad of skills-building sessions are planned. 

Reseach (PacAIR) Conference

November 3, 2017

Join us at the annual PacAIR Conference, to be held at the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i. PacAIR is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year by providing a forum that will feature many outstanding presentations and speakers.Conference registration is now open on the PacAIR website.

New England Educational Assessment Network (NEean) Fall Forum 

November 3, 2017

Registration is open for the annual NEean Fall Forum, to be held at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. The keynote speaker is Dr. Natasha Jankowski, Director of NILOA and Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Presentations will focus on changes in programming, pedagogy, or advising that have been implemented as a result of an effective assessment process. To review the forum program, to register, or for more details, visit the conference website.

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.

2017 IAIR Annual Forum

November 8-9, 2017

The Illinois Association for Institutional Research will hold its 47th Annual Forum at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, IL. Themed “Back to Basics”, IAIR Forum welcomes research and presentation proposals focused on the techniques and solutions that enhance the work of institutional researchers. IAIR Forum participants can also register for the 2017 Illinois Education Research Council Symposium which will be held at the same venue after the Forum. Visit the conference website for more information.

PNAIRP 2017 Conference

November 8-10, 2017

The theme selected for our 38th Annual PNAIRP Conference is “Building IR on Sound Foundations: Orientation, Collaboration, and Innovation.” This year the conference will be held in downtown Tacoma at the Hotel Murano. It is located in the heart of downtown and offers a unique experience with museum style glass art. Visit the conference website for more intormation.

MidAIR 2017

November 8-10, 2017

The MidAIR 2017 Conference will be held at Hotel Philips in Kansas City, MO. Visit the website for details.

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.  Our conference theme is "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. Registration opens on September 5th.  For more information and to register, visit the NEAIR conference website

NCAIR 2018 and the Great Smoky Mountains

April 15-18, 2017

The 2018 NCAIR annual conference is going where no NCAIR conference has gone before…Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Located at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort will provide us with a state-of-the-art conference center, beautiful rooms, excellent catering, gorgeous scenery, and many opportunities for work and play.

 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:

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 Southern Regional Conference

October 22–24, 2017

Help your peers plan across higher education 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.

Enterprise IT Summit

March 5-7, 2018

The 2018 Enterprise IT Summit, Using Information to Drive Meaningful Change, will consider practical applications of analytics to higher ed administrative challenges. The event, to be held in Orlando, Florida, will bring together senior-level professionals in the areas of information technology, business affairs, and institutional research, and provide the opportunity to learn about institutional analytics successes and best practices. You'll come away with concrete, practical ideas for use in your organization's analytics initiatives. Registration opens November 13. This program is brought to you by the NACUBO, AIR, and the EDUCAUSE Enterprise IT Program. Visit the Summit website for more information.

SCUP 2018 Annual Conference

July 14-17, 2018

Make an Impact! Join higher ed leaders from across the campus and across the nation to learn how your institution can align resource across departments, work toward a common goal, and build new relationships. Call for proposal deadline: Oct 1. See you in Nashville! #SCUP2018