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.

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AIRI 53rd Annual Meeting

Mark Your Calendar for AIRI's 53rd Annual Meeting to be held September 7-10, 2014 (Labor Day is September 1) at the Grand Hyatt Denver in downtown Denver, Colorado! Download the program now!

About the Hotel

The official hotel for the AIRI 53rd Annual Meeting is the exceptional Grand Hyatt Denver in downtown Denver, Colorado. The Grand Hyatt Denver is a AAA Four Diamond hotel near 16th Street Mall. Dine on exquisite cuisine or enjoy a concert at the Pepsi Center, located just minutes from the hotel.

The ideally-situated Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel gives you immediate access to all the vibrant city of Denver, Colorado offers, while attending the AIRI Meeting, meeting colleagues, take in a show or stroll along the 16th Street Mall. Click here for the Hyatt Destinations Denver city guide for insider information on local culture, restaurants, shopping, events and more.

We are pleased to have arranged for the room rates to be $199 plus applicable taxes. The room block ended August 7, but reservations can be made based on availability and rates. If you have any questions, please email

To make your reservations, please call 888-421-1442 and mention "AIRI" to get the negotiated room rate for the AIRI Annual Meeting.


About Meeting Registration

The early bird registration rates ended August 7, 2014. Regular registration rates are now in effect. 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. Regular rates are reflected below.

Members registration 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 rates:

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: $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 loner accept refunds since the refund date has now passed (August 7).  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).