Presidents’s Corner – Conference Newsletter

I hope you were able to attend NCAIR’s Annual Conference this year in Durham.  It was certainly one of the more unique venues in North Carolina.  I am deeply indebted to the Planning Committee for their hard work and dedication.  I would also like to personally thank Tim Metz for cultivating a great relationship with our sponsors.  In addition, the Nominating Committee and the Executive Committee deserve a note of thanks for their work, as well.

Upcoming Conferences

NCAIR 2018 Annual Conference – From Elizabeth Cooper, Program Chair

As you know, the theme of the 2017 NCAIR annual conference was The IR Frontier: Pushing Boundaries.  With that in mind, I am so excited to announce that the 2018 NCAIR annual conference on April 15-18, is going where no NCAIR conference has gone before…Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Located at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort will provide us with a state-of-the-art conference center, beautiful rooms, excellent catering, gorgeous scenery, and many opportunities for work and play.

I hope you will join us as we continue to push our IR boundaries.  More details will follow at the Summer Drive-In, and in the winter newsletter.

Want to be involved in the conference planning?  Anyone interested in participating on the planning committee for the 2018 conference should email me at [email protected].

SAIR 2017 Conference – October 7-10 in Fort Worth, Texas

The deadline for submitting a session proposal has been extended to June 26!  The SAIR conference always provides excellent sessions and great opportunities to network with your colleagues across the southern region.  Visit the SAIR website at for more information.

2017 Annual Conference Details

NCAIR Member Attendance: 135
Travel Grants Awarded: 7
Sponsors: 13

Newly elected officers:
President Elect/Program Chair: Elizabeth Cooper, Methodist University
Treasurer: Alison Joseph, Western Carolina University
Member at Large – Private Institutions: Rhonda Belton, Elon University


2017 Summer Drive-In

This year’s Summer Drive-In will be July 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the beautiful SAS campus.  Whether you are a SAS newbie or an experienced user, there is a training session to suit you.  This training event is free for all current NCAIR members.  If you attended this year’s annual NCAIR conference, you are a current NCAIR member.  If you missed out on the conference, an annual membership is only $25.

For more information on the training sessions and registration, visit  If you need to renew your NCAIR membership, visit