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AIRI 54th Annual Meeting

Washington, DC September 27-30, 2015

Mark Your Calendar for AIRI's 54th Annual Meeting to be held September 27-30, 2015 at The Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown! Download the program now!

About the Hotel (Room block/rate ends August 25, 2015)

Located in Washington’s fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown hotel welcomes guests in capital style. 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. The room block tends to sell-out in mid-July, so we strongly encourage you to make your reservations as soon as you can.

To make your reservations, please call 800-441-1414 and ask for the AIRI 54th Annual Conference rate.

About Meeting Registration (Early Registration Rate ends Aug 1, 2015)

Early bird registration rates valid through August 1, 2015 and are indicated by one asterisk. Regular registration rates valid on and after August 1, 2015 and are indicated with two asterisks. AIRI only accepts check payments (no credit cards).

Click here to download the registration form.

Member institutions
Only individuals from a member institution whose membership is paid for the current year may attend the annual meeting.

Members registration rates: $595* / $695** (first registrant); and $550* / $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 rates:
$695* / $795**

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 registration rates: $195* / $250** 


If your spouse would like to attend the meeting, evening event, and reception, your spouse may register.
Spouse / Invited Guest registration rates: $295* / $395**


Refund Policy

We will gladly issue you a refund if we receive your request for a refund on or before August 1, 2015; unfortunately we cannot honor refunds after this date.  A $50 processing charge will apply.  Does not apply to exhibit/sponsorship cancellations. Visit us online for exhibit/sponsorship refund policy. 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).