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: Saturday Afternoon AND Sunday Morning
Register online in your conference registration.
Navigating NEAIR: A Newcomer’s Toolkit
New to NEAIR? Connect 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 2-4pm
Register online in your 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.  When completing your conference registration form, click the box that says you are interested in a headshot.
New This Year:  Newcomer 411 SIG
Lead by Dan Sisco, NEAIR Newcomer Workshop presenter, 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 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 Allison Reilly, Newcomer/MidCareer Coordinator at maryr@bc.edu.