Leading Change.
Inspiring Excellence.

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Practical takeaways, hot topics, professional development advice, new learning formats, and inspiring first-hand experiences from over 350 speakers.

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Exhibit Hall

Take this opportunity to showcase your products and services to over 1,500 professionals representing the entire spectrum of research institutions.

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Nestled in the historic Back Bay neighborhood, the Sheraton Boston Hotel provides an incredible location in downtown Boston to experience this iconic city.

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Every year, over a thousand research administration experts from industry, government, health care organizations, non-profits, and institutions of higher education converge for five days of learning, inspiration, and connection at SRAI Annual Meeting. Since 1967, the SRAI Annual Meeting has hosted 14,000+ attendees, 10,000+ volunteers from over 110 countries. The research administration event of the year promises a diverse, innovative program for those new to the profession, mid-career, and high-level decision-makers.

The 2020 SRAI Annual Meeting is about Leading Change, Inspiring Excellence with five days of carefully curated program of keynotes, pre-conference intensive workshops, panels, and concurrent sessions from recognized experts and leaders. Our vision for 2020 is to keep an eye on the changes of research administration and inspire a decade of innovation.

Join us in Boston for the 2020 SRAI Annual Meeting, October 17-21. Come explore the quintessential blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation in this unique city. Enjoy diverse neighborhoods, visit civic landmarks along the Black Heritage Trail and Freedom Trail, and see the iconic grounds of Fenway Park.

Looking forward to seeing you in Boston!

Meet the 2020 Annual Meeting Co-Chairs

Denise Clark
Associate Vice President, University of Maryland, USA

Lorna Colquhoun
Director of Research and Innovation Services, University of Southampton, UK

Vivian Holmes
Assistant Dean, Research Administration, Boston University, USA

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