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AIRI 2018 Annual Meeting

Member registration for the summit has sold out.


The AIRI 2018 IT Summit will be held 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. We are finalizing the lineup.


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
  • Frank Dwyer, AIRI Information Committee Chair, Senior Director, Information Systems & Technology, The Salk Institute
  • Eric L. Hicks, Director, Information Technology, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • David Issing, Executive Director, AIRI Management Office
  • Brent Keck, Co-Chair, Chief Information Officer, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • 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

Hotel Accommodations

The room block at the JW Marriott has now ended. You may still be able to make a reservation and may be at the prevailing hotel clicks by clicking here or by calling 877-901-6632. Be sure to mention you are going to the VAI (Van Andel Institute) / AIRI Meeting. This hotel is approximately a 15 minute walk (.6 miles) to the Van Andel Institute where the meeting will be held.  The address for the Van Andel Institute is 333 Bostwick Ave, NE, Grand Rapids, MI  49503, should you wish to find another hotel.

If you have any questions with the summit, please contact David Issing at or 410-751-8900.