2019 Annual Conference

The AIRUM annual conference is where institutional research practitioners, scholarly researchers, and decision makers from AIRUM states meet to share research and learn from each other. Join us in a lively exchange of new ideas, time-proven techniques, and invaluable tricks of the trade.

Presenting at the conference? Be sure to check out the presentation guidelines!

View the... Conference Schedule Sessions Listing | Program Book 

When is the conference? Crowne Plaza

Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, November 6

Main Conference: Thursday, November 7 - Friday, November 8

Note: Call for proposals is closed.

Where is it located?


Crowne Plaza AiRE - Airport/Mall of America

3 Appletree Square,
Bloomington, MN 55425
toll free: 877-424-4188

How much does it cost?

Crowne Plaza Room

Pre-Conference Registration (same as last year)

Full-day: $130
Half-day: $75

Main Conference Registration (same as last year)

Professional: $225
Retiree/Graduate Student: $100
Undergraduate Student: $60
Hotel Room (last year was $145 + tax!)

Per night: $109 (+ tax)

Use this link to get the group rate. If the group rate is not available, please contact Linda at 952-876-8707 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Should I extend my trip?

If you're planning a weekend trip or are bringing your family, be sure to check out the Twin Cities Events Calendar!

Keynote Speaker

Tom MortensonPostsecondary Education OpportunityAIRUM is pleased to announce Thomas G. Mortenson as the keynote speaker at our Annual Conference, November 7-8. Tom is Senior Scholar at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and researcher, writer, and publisher of Postsecondary Education Opportunity, a monthly research newsletter devoted to analysis and reporting on the demographics, sociology, history, politics, and economics of educational opportunity after high school.

Tom has focused his extensive career on analyzing students’ opportunity for postsecondary education and training and the ways public policy fosters or impedes access to that opportunity, with special concern for populations under-represented in higher education. His work has informed decisions by institutional leaders and policy makers across the U.S. Join us for insightful analysis and candid conversation about the trends impacting access and opportunity for students and families.

Conference Sponsorship

Tableau is this year's Platinum Conference Sponsor!

Tableau is this year's Platinum Conference Sponsor. Tableau will be providing beginning and advanced hands-on training workshops as part of our Pre-Conference on November 6th. Tableau will distribute specifically created workbooks using higher education data tailored to facilitate solutions to typical issues visualizing postsecondary data. Learn more HERE.


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