The 2013 conference will be held in Baton Rouge, LA on June 5-6, 2013. Albertha Lawson is the 2013 Conference Chair. The conference theme is "High Stake Data Reporting." We invite everyone to come explore shades of gray in high stake data reporting in the Capital. Professional development opportunities are being offered on June 5th at no cost.
May 30, 2013 Updates:
  1. Click here to register for Workshops. Please note that online registration for the workshops will shut down at the close of business on Monday, June 3, 2013.
  2. All conference registration will take place on Thursday morning between 7:45 AM and 9:00 AM. Workshop participants can head directly to the workshops on Wednesday.
  3. If interested, we will have a group dinner on Wednesday at The Chimes, at 6:30. The Chimes is located at the north end gate of the LSU campus. It is approximately 10 minutes from Louisiana Technology Park and 8 minutes from the Claiborne building. For directions and more information on the menu, please check out their website.
  4. The last day to book a room at the Embassy Suites at the conference rate in May 31, 2013.
  5. If you have questions are need assistance while in Baton Rouge please contact Albertha Lawson (225) 241-8981 or Emily Saleh (225) 342-4253.
On-line Registration


Wednesday, June 5
12:30 p.m. Registration opens
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Workshops
     Microsoft Access Workshop
     Dr. Edwin Litolff, Assistant Vice President for Budget and Finance
     University of Louisiana System

     Newcomers Workshop
     Dr. Michelle Hall, Director, Institutional Research & Assessment
     Southeastern Louisiana University

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Workshops
     Assessment Workshop
     Renee Hicks, Executive Director of Planning and IE
     Nicholls State University

     Basic Statistics Workshop
     Emily Saleh, Policy Analyst
     Board of Regents

6:30 p.m. Group Dinner

Thursday, June 6
7:45 - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - Welcome
     Dr. Albertha Lawson
     2013 LAIR Conference Chair
     Dr. Andrea Miller, Chancellor
     Baton Rouge Community College
9:05 - Message from Dr. Jim Purcell, Commissioner of Higher Education, LAIR and SAIR Past President
9:15 - History of LAIR, SAIR and AIR      Dr. James Firnberg, LAIR, SAIR and AIR, Past President
9:45 - BoR Website/Data Use and Application
     Lance Neal, Associate Commissioner for Information Services & Data Management & Kim Harvey, Associate Commissioner of IR
     Board of Regents
10:45 - Break
11:00 - Louisiana Star Job System
     Charles Moniotte, Chair
     Louisiana Workforce Investment Council
12:00 - Lunch/Breakout Sessions
     Southern University System
     Louisiana State University System
     LA Community and TC System
     University of Louisiana System
     Independent College System
1:00 - Leveraging National Student Clearinghouse Data to Maximize Your Reporting Efficiency
     Paul Taylor, Regional Director
     National Student Clearinghouse
2:00 - Beyond Data: How to Turn Data into Information that Helps Students Succeed
     Naomi Horak, Manager
     Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.
2:30 - SAIR/AIR Update and LAIR Board Meeting
     Lisa Lord

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Last Updated May 22, 2013