Charlotte, North Carolina October 8-11, 2016




General Conference Information

Information for Sponsors/Exhibitors

Local Information

Opening Keynote

Special Event

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Travel Grants



Latest Conference News

There are -2244 days left until the conference!
Registration for Pre-Conference Workshops is now open!
There are over 20 pre-conference workshops available on October 8-9! Please click the Workshops link on the left to view the schedule of workshops.

Travel Grant Applications Due August 5
The deadline for SAIR travel grants has been extended to Friday, August 5. Click on the Registration link above to register for the conference. Register by September 9th to take advantage of the reduced registration fee.

Keynote Speaker announced
I am excited to announce Dr. Eden Dahlstrom as our keynote speaker for the Opening Session on Sunday, October 9.
Dr. Dahlstrom is the Chief Research Officer for EDUCAUSE where she oversees research initiatives that optimize the impact of technology in higher education. For more information, please visit the Opening Keynote link on the left menu.

Call for Proposals Deadline extended
The deadline to submit your presentation proposal has been extended to Friday, June 17. You may enter your proposal by clicking on the Proposals link on the left menu. Be sure to get your idea in by the June 17 deadline!

Deadline extended for Best IR Website and Best E-Factbook
Each year, SAIR recognizes institutions with exceptional digital presence through the annual Best IR Website and Best Electronic Fact Book awards. The submission deadline for Best IR Website and Best E-Factbook has been extended to June 15. For more information, please visit the SAIR website at

Please join us at the SAIR SIG on Tuesday evening (June 1) at 5:00 in Strand 3. SAIR Board members will provide updates and there will be several announcements regarding the 2016 SAIR Conference.

Special Event Information
Continuing the tradition of special events showcasing conference city attractions, please make plans to join us on Monday, October 10 for networking and dinner at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum. Located in walking distance from the Westin Charlotte, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, high-tech venue that honors the history and heritage of NASCAR and entertains all visitors, including race fans and non-fans, alike. Please check the Special Event link for more information about our evening of networking, dining, and competitions against your SAIR colleagues!

Call for Proposals
The 2016 SAIR Conference proposal submission site is now open! This is a great way to be a part of the 43rd Annual SAIR Conference. Presenting a paper, work share session, or workshop will be beneficial to many of your SAIR colleagues. Please use the Proposals link at the left and submit your proposals by May 27, 2016.

Always Welcome Charlotte
SAIR is strong because of its diversity of backgrounds, thoughts, and life experiences. The city of Charlotte has taken steps to communicate that the city also values diversity and equality. The campaign is called “Always Welcome Charlotte”. Business and venues will display this sign to designate the openness and acceptance of this community which is excited to welcome SAIR. Both the Westin Charlotte and the special event venue, NASCAR Hall of Fame, will be displaying this sign.

Local Arrangements

On behalf of the Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning professionals from the great state of North Carolina, we look forward to serving as your host association for the 2016 SAIR Conference.

The setting of the conference is in downtown Charlotte! You will find a wide variety of restaurants and retailers, as well as recreational and entertainment venues. All of these are in walking distance of the Westin Hotel. After your professional development activities, we hope that you will find time to enjoy some of the sites, dining and other activities Charlotte has to offer. You will find that Charlotte has dining and nightlife choices to suit every taste!

Again, we look forward to seeing you in October!

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