Opportunities for Newcomers

Whether you are new to NEAIR, or new to IR, we welcome you to the North East Association for Institutional Research Annual Conference!  We hope you take advantage of the following opportunities for newcomers:
Newcomers to IR Pre-Conference Workshop (PCW)
New to IR?  Led by two experts in the field, this PCW will build your knowledge base in many areas of Institutional Research, including: current issues, working with stakeholders, skills and ethics.
Cost:  $120
When: Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm.  New This Year Lunch Included
Register online through conference registration.
Navigating NEAIR: A Newcomer’s Toolkit
New to NEAIR? Be connected with fellow new members and get insider tips from NEAIR leadership on how to make the most of your membership and first NEAIR conference!
Cost: Free
When: Sunday 3:00pm-4:00pm
Register online through conference registration.

Headshot Opportunity
Still using the shot of you cropped out of the family picture for your professional headshot?  Take advantage of the free headshot opportunity on Sunday afternoon.  Register online through conference registration.
Newcomer 411 SIG
Lead by NEAIR Newcomer to IR Workshop presenters, this Monday morning SIG will give you some great resources as well as time to meet other NEAIR members new to IR.  There will be an opportunity to hear about each other's challenges as well as a Q&A for those tough situations at work.

Conference Sessions  
The conference mobile app (Whova) will be keyword searchable for sessions particularly appropriate for newcomers.  Be sure to download Whova and search "newcomer" to find these sessions.
Looking to meet other folks in the community in an informal way? Consider volunteering for the conference! There are many opportunities, such as helping out at the registration desk, helping put together conference materials, and more! Look for an email to volunteer in October or reach out to Beth Simpson at neair@neair.org.
Still have questions?
About conference logistics: Contact Beth Simpson at neair@neair.org.
About being new to the field or new to NEAIR: Contact Ron Uroda, Newcomer Coordinator at uroda@aicup.org