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Conference Center and Hotel

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

601 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA 70113

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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.

Schedule at a Glance

Monday 5/30 Memorial Day

Tuesday 5/31 Forum

Wednesday 6/1

Thursday 6/2

Friday 6/3

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Important Dates

February 5, 2016

Registration opens

May 1, 2016

Regular Registration Closes

May 6, 2016

Hotel Group Rate Ends

May 31, 2016

Forum Begins


View: Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams

In this 2015 keynote based on his newest book Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams, Roger Schwarz addresses three critical questions: What does it take for a team to create great results? Why does a group of smart leaders so often create a less-than-effective team? What can you and your team start doing now to get better results?

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View: The Art of Explanation

Lee LeFever, founder of Common Craft and author of The Art of Explanation, will share ideas and suggestions to help us explore the art of explanation for IR. The Art of Explanation: What does it mean to explain an idea? Why is explanation so difficult? What is the Curse of Knowledge and what is the remedy? What are the Stepping Stones of Effective Explanations? How do you find the right language for your audience?

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Find Resources

Search past presentations and download complimentary scholarly papers and session materials via AIR's new Forum Presentations site. Downloads are available to AIR members only.