The AIR Forum, the Association's annual conference, is the world’s largest gathering of higher education professionals working in institutional research, assessment, planning, and related postsecondary education fields.
This four-day conference includes more than 300 presentations by colleagues representing all sectors of higher education and an Exhibit Hall featuring the latest tools and resources to support data use for decision making.
The 2019 AIR Forum in Denver, Colorado is your opportunity to meet over 1,800 higher education professionals from around the world looking for the latest advancements in technology, techniques, and services that support institutional research.
AIR Forum Sponsors receive high visibility and exposure through the AIR website, Exhibit Hall, and a wide range of printed materials and signage. Sponsorships are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Exhibit Hall, AIR's networking hub, provides ample opportunity to meet and mingle with colleagues on Wednesday and Thursday during Exhibit Hall hours.
Activities in the Exhibit Hall include a Welcome Reception (new for 2019) on Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. as well as a networking reception on Wednesday afternoon, coffee and dessert breaks, and lunch hour. You can purchase lunch items from cash carts in/near the Exhibit Hall and enjoy them at tables located throughout the Exhibit Hall and Foyer. Special per diem-friendly menu pricing will be available at cash carts.
Poster sessions are also located in the Exhibit Hall and provide opportunities for discussion and conversation while learning about the latest research through visual displays.
While you are networking, remember to visit our sponsor booths and learn about the latest tools and services for IR and related fields, and gain new partners for success.
What are my opportunities for networking?
Dinner groups hosted by AIR members provide additional opportunities for networking and are scheduled on Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29. Anyone can organize a dinner group, and AIR staff can help with location suggestions and reservations. Additionally, many regional and state affiliated organizations (AOs) host dinner groups after their meetings at 6:00 p.m. on either Wednesday or Thursday.
What is the Exhibit Hall and what does it offer attendees?
Many exciting events and opportunities will take place in the Exhibit Hall, the AIR Forum networking hub and product resource center. Visiting the Exhibit Hall is considered an essential part of the Forum experience. The Exhibit Hall is open Wednesday and Thursday. Visit sponsor booths and discover innovative products and services useful for higher education professionals, and:
Attend the Welcome Reception (new for 2019)
Learn by attending compelling poster sessions.
Refresh yourself by enjoying a coffee break.
Enjoy the scheduled networking reception and dessert break.
Recharge your devices at the charging stations.
Create lasting memories at the photo booth or via the caricature artist.
Connect with colleagues during the lunch hour.
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