AIRI was founded in 1961 to promote communication among member institutions and to further the pursuit of common interests, especially with regard to federal issues that affect research funding and regulation.

News Feed


More News



Meeting Updates



AIRI 54th Annual Meeting

Washington, DC September 27-30, 2015

Click here to download the program!

Click here to download the registration form.

About the Hotel

This year's meeting will be held at the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown. A sunlit urban oasis that soothes the spirit, the Fairmont, perfect for business or leisure travel, celebrates many local Washington traditions. Known for its engaging service and stylish surroundings, our luxury Washington, D.C. hotel offers 415 spacious guest rooms and suites that provide guests with a welcome retreat. A relaxing visit to the hotel’s fitness center, indoor pool and serene courtyard garden also provide guests with an array of rejuvenating experiences.

Room rates: $339 Fairmont; $389 Deluxe; plus applicable taxes. We strongly encourage you to make your reservations as soon as you can to ensure a room at the meeting. To make your reservations, please call 800-441-1414 and ask for the AIRI 54th Annual Conference rate. The room block ended August 25, but the Fairmont is accepting reservations based on availability. If you have any questions, please contact David Issing at

Meeting Registration (check payments only, no credit cards):

Member institutions
Only individuals from a member institution whose membership is paid for the current year may attend the annual meeting.
Member institution rates:
$695 (first registrant); and $650 (subsequent members)

Non-member institutions whose intention is to become an AIRI Member (regular or provisional), may request to attend one annual meeting prior to joining AIRI by providing that they are eligible to become a member and then must be registered at the non-member institution rate.  Please see Membership Criteria online at to verify if your institute would qualify. To request for this option, email David Issing at and include your intention for membership and a brief summary of meeting the membership criteria.
Non-member institution registration rate:

Non-member organizations or individuals may attend the annual meeting as a registered sponsor or exhibitor of the meeting at vendor registration rates currently starting at $2500 and must register by completing the Vendor Registration form.

Spouse / Invited Guest / Evening event

One evening event ticket is included with all of the meeting registration options. However, if you would like to bring a spouse or guest to the evening event, you may purchase an additional ticket to the event.
Evening event additional ticket rate: $250

If your spouse would like to attend the meeting, evening event, and reception, your spouse may register.
Spouse / Invited Guest registration rates: $395


Refund Policy

We can no longer honor refunds as the refund cut-off date was August 1, 2015. For questions regarding the annual meeting (including exhibits and sponsorship), contact David Issing at AIRI Management Office at or (410) 751-8900.


Mail Registration to:

Full payment (AIRI ONLY accepts check payments) must accompany your registration (payable to the Association of Independent Research Institutes) to: AIRI, DAI Management, Inc., P.O. Box 844, Westminster, MD  21158. Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation via email.


Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI).