AAIR organises an annual international conference (the AAIR Forum) to bring together experts and professionals to promote the exchange of ideas and developments in the field of institutional research.
To encourage professional participation, AAIR offers a number of awards. To read about the awards, visit the AAIR Forum Awards page.
- 2017 AAIR Forum (Alice Springs) - 31 October (pre-forum workshop) to 2 November 2017
- 2018 AAIR Forum (Melbourne)
- 2019 AAIR Forum (Canberra)
AAIR has convened an Annual Forum each year since 1990. The Forum venues and themes have been:
Bridging Data and Decisions
- 2015 (Wellington)
- The Winds of Change
Turning Silver into Gold
Insights from Institutional Research: Exploring New Shores
2011 (Gold Coast)
Let the Sunshine In
Has Institutional Research Come of Age in Australasia?
Turning Water into Wine: Institutional Research as an essential ingredient in strategic decision making for tertiary education
Enhancing Quality Research: A Global Perspective
Change, Evidence & Implementation: Improving Higher Education in Uncertain Times
2006 (Coffs Harbour)
Community, Customers, Clients, Colleagues and Competitors: Defining relationships through institutional research
Institutional Research, Innovation and Change in Universities of the 21st Century
Better the DEVIL You Know...
Public Good and Market Commodity: Underpinning the Academic Enterprise
Quality in Tertiary Education: From Whose Perspective? (Who's in Charge? Who do we Charge? What Price do we Pay?)
Globalisation and Tertiary Education: Impacts, Responses and Implications for the 21st Century
Medal Contenders or Easybeats? Institutional Research Practitioners in the New Millennium
Educators and Planners: Symphony or Discord?
Planning Tertiary Education in a Competitive Environment
Equity and Tertiary Education: The Role of Institutional Research
Meeting the Needs of the Community into the 21st Century
Internationalising Tertiary Education: Institutional Research and Planning
Tertiary Education Funding
Implementing the Quality Review Process: Strategies, Systems and Experiences
Futures: Planning for Tertiary Education
Technology, Communication and Techniques: Future Directions for Institutional Researchers
Higher Education in the Pacific Basin: Towards the 21st Century