Welcome From the Committee
On behalf of the local organising committee and the Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR), it is with great pleasure to invite you to the 2017 AAIR Annual Forum, The Centre of Australia, Centre of Decision Making. Join us from the 31 October to 2 November in the heart of Central Australia in the famous outback town, Alice Springs.
Specialists will converge on Alice Springs, a town rich in history and culture, to share knowledge and discuss key issues in the sector. Discussion topics will include business intelligence and analytics, evaluation and surveys, planning, policy and positioning plus many more themes. We encourage you to submit an abstract and be part of the concurrent sessions – first timers are welcome and a presenter briefing will be held on the 31st at the forum venue.
Pre-Forum Workshops and Special Interest Groups will run on the day prior to the main forum sessions. Integral to any program are the social activities, and the forum welcome reception and dinner will provide excellent opportunities to catch up with other attendees in a relaxed setting.
Alice Springs is renowned as the artistic capital and centre of excellence for indigenous knowledge, renewable energy, health, and education – a cultural melting pot that’s sure to connect and inspire all AAIRies. Located at the foot of the iconic MacDonnell Ranges, it offers the true outback experience. But it’s not just the drama and the magnificence of the landscape that will leave an impression; presentations from keynote speakers and panellists are sure to leave delegates feeling informed and inspired.
AAIR has formed valued relationships with sponsors who have participated in the forum for many years and have become a part of the AAIR community. We look forward to continuing these relationships and welcoming new supporters to the event. Take the opportunity to speak with these vendors as often they’re working closely with many of your colleagues in other institutions.
Having the reputation of being the leading institutional research event in Australasia, the AAIR Forum is an ideal event for you to expand your knowledge in the sector. Join with the many institutions who continue to support the forum and enjoy what we anticipate to be an exciting and worthwhile program.
Join us in Alice Springs at the 28th AAIR Annual Forum!
The Local Organising Committee 2017