Special Events


1st Time at Forum

First-time Forum attendees are invited to this gathering on Tuesday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. in the Butler Ballroom, immediately following Impact Sessions, to meet other newcomers and engage with volunteer leaders. This is a great opportunity to form connections and gather tips to make the most of your first Forum experience.

Community College Reception

Community College sector attendees are invited to a special reception for community college networking at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, in Panzacola F2. Two networking dinner groups will depart following the reception. This event is sponsored by Achieving the Dream™, Center for Community College Student Engagement, The Council for the Study of Community Colleges, National Community College Benchmark Project, and National Student Clearinghouse®. Contact Mike Bohlig for more information. View the invitation.

Global Gathering

Open to everyone, this reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, in Panzacola F1. The event provides a great opportunity to meet published authors and professionals from the U.S. and around the globe who explore the use of data, information, and analysis for higher education.


Networking Reception Hosted by AIR Board of Directors

Join us at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, in the Exhibit Hall/Sebastian Ballroom for a festive reception featuring entertainment and refreshments. Meet the AIR Board of Directors and staff, network with colleagues, play the Citrus City Connection badge earning game, participate in our community outreach project, and visit with our sponsors.


Graduate Student Gathering

Join us at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, in Sebastian L4. A panel of speakers representing different types of employment in the IR field will briefly present on their current work and career paths and share their insights for those interested in an IR career.