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Our Annual Meeting is moving online! Join us during the month of October for even more access to the content you enjoy at our annual meeting. We're offering a slate of workshops, main events, educational tracks and social networking opportunities designed to fit our members' schedules and needs.


Welcome and Introduction to SRAI

Monday, October 5 | 6:00 PM EDT

Please join us for the Welcome and Introduction to SRAI event. SRAI has many programs that can provide Research Administrators a leg up in professional development. This virtual Welcome will provide more information on opportunities such as Certificate programs, networking with peers, and how to get involved with the SRAI community. 

After-Hours Education Mixers

October 15, 22, 26, and 29 | 5:00 PM EDT 

Join the After-Hours Education Mixer to discuss your sessions, see some new faces, and have time to wind down! These Mixers will take place after the first day of each track. To mix it up attendees will join and be placed in random groups. Groups will change every 10 minutes so put your networking face on! We ask you to join with your camera, please do not call in on a phone.

Keynote Speaker

Monday, October 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Join us for the Monday Keynote Speaker Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean, Robert A. Knox, Boston University School of Public Health

iSRA Game Night

Monday, October 19, 6:00 PM EDT

Are you ready to mix it up with iSRA? Grab your cocktail shaker and zoom in for a freshly squeezed take on the virtual happy hour. SRAI’s bartender Whitnie will walk you through making some crowd (or quarantine) pleasing cocktails and a mocktail!

Find the list of drinks and ingredients here.

Once you’ve “Raised the Bar” join us for a fun-fueled night of feuds! Virtual Fabulous Feud will let teams of attendees battle each other in a winner takes all championship. Sign up with a specific team in mind or join a team with people you don’t yet know. Compete for head to head with another team to name the most popular responses to survey questions in order to win ultimate bragging rights! Get all the answers correct and your team will move to the next round, but be careful not to strikeout. Reminder participants of the Fabulous Feud must be registered attendees of the iSRA 2020 Annual Meeting, if you are not an attendee you can purchase a guest ticket to attend the event. The signup deadline is October 8. Click here to sign up!

Membership Business Meeting with Awards Recognition

Tuesday, October 20, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDT

All SRAI members are welcome and encouraged to attend the Annual Membership Business Meeting. The business meeting will provide the annual report and budget from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. We will celebrate the accomplishments of our peers and recognize the newest recipients of the Hartford-Nicholsen Award; Herbert B. Chermside Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research Administration; Excellence Award; Partnership in International or Inter-collegiate Collaboration Award; Technology Innovation and Application Award; Best Concurrent Session & Webinar Award. Additionally, join us to recognize the newly accepted Distinguished Faculty members.  

Section Membership Business Meetings

Tuesday, October 20

  • International Section 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

Wednesday, October 21 

  • Canadian Section 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
  • Midwest Section 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Northeast Section 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
  • Southern Section 12:30 - 1:30 PM EDT
  • Western Section 3:30 - 4:30 PM EDT

Want to know more about your Section? Be sure to attend your Section Membership Business Meeting on October 21! The Section Membership Business Meetings will let you hear from your Section and Chapter Leadership about what is going on. Get the details on the 2021 Section Meetings. Be sure to stay afterward for some networking in breakout groups. All are welcome to attend!

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