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2018 MI/AIR Conference Registration is open!

Michigan Association for Institutional Research
32nd Annual Conference 
November 7 - 9, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

As summer comes to a close, IR professionals turn their gaze to what is sure to be an eventful and exhilarating Fall semester, culminating in the 32nd MI/AIR Annual Conference.  The 2018 Steering Committee has worked diligently to deliver a conference that is informative, engaging, and “out of this world.”  The MI/AIR Annual Conference is an opportunity to highlight the incredible work of institutional researchers throughout the region.  The Steering Committee received numerous proposals, resulting in a full schedule complete with variety, ingenuity, and inspiration. 

This year’s conference will be at the Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center in Midland, Michigan.  The programming will begin with a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday afternoon.  The 2018 workshop is a re-envisioning of the 2017 pre-conference workshop (Introduction to R: Featuring IR Examples) based on community feedback!  The 2018 pre-conference workshop will demonstrate how R can be used to complete and automate a data request.  General sessions will occur Thursday and Friday with plenty of networking opportunities and meals sprinkled throughout.

The theme of this year’s conference is Data to Information: Connections that are out of this World.  IR professionals are often tasked with interpreting data and presenting the information in a meaningful and easily understood way.  The MI/AIR Annual Conference is designed to provide numerous opportunities to interact with colleagues and to learn different approaches to the distinct challenges of the IR world.  The welcoming atmosphere and the willingness to share strategies and experiences are what make the Annual Conference unique and memorable. 

Please make sure to register early for the Conference and the Pre-Conference Workshop.  Lodging is provided by Best Western Valley Plaza Inn and should also be booked in advance.  Complete details on lodging and registration can be found below.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the 32nd Annual Conference!  Register online now!

*In the spirit of a fun and entertaining Thursday dinner/game night, attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero or science fiction apparel for an “out of this world” experience.

Further information regarding lodging, the pre-conference workshop, and presentation sessions can be found in the Conference Registration Packet.

Best regards,

Amanda Scherr, Chair
2018 MI/AIR Steering Committee