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AIRI 2018 IT Summit: Mark Your Calendar!

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the AIRI 2018 IT Summit from April 30 – May 1 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at our local member institution, The Van Andel Institute. This is the fifth in a series of AIRI IT meetings and is held every other year. Planning for the summit has begun. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks as we will be adding the newest developments with the meeting right here.

Tentative Schedule

Our summit planning team are working on this year's lineup. Here's the tentative schedule:
  • Mon, Apr 30: Summit Sessions, 9am-5pm; Welcome Reception, 5:30pm-7pm
  • Tue, May 1: Summit Sessions, 9am-5pm 


Member Registration

AIRI's registration policy is that only individuals from a member institution whose membership is paid for the current year may attend this summit. Early Member Rate: $295 valid through March 12; after March 12, the member rate is $395. All attendees must be registered for the meeting.

Choose from two convenient ways to register for the summit:

Hotel Accommodations

At this time you can make your hotel reservations at the JW Marriott at 877-901-6632 or by clicking here
The room rate here for a standard room is $209 plus applicable taxes. This hotel is approximately a 15 minute walk (.6 miles) to the Van Andel Institute where the meeting will be held.

Vendor Opportunities

All vendors must register for the meeting. Click here for all of the vendor options.

Summit Planning Team

Many thanks to our summit planning team:
  • Hans-Erik G. Aronson, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Bryon Campbell, PhD, Co-Chair, Chief Information Officer, Van Andel Institute
  • Melanie Davis, Director of Computing Services, Noble Research Institute, LLC
  • David Issing, Executive Director, AIRI Management Office
  • Brent Keck, Co-Chair, Chief Information Officer, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Eric L. Hicks, Director, Information Technology, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • Brant Kelley, Director, IT Services, Scripps Research Institute
  • William “Bill” Mayo, Chief Information Officer, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Michael Newhouse, Director of IT Operations, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
  • Cary E. Thomas, MBA, CMA, Chief Information Officer, Scripps Research Institute
  • Eduardo Zaborowski, PhD, Senior Director, Info & Research, The Jackson Laboratory
If you have any questions, please contact David Issing at or 410-751-8900.