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Our Annual Meeting is heading to New Orleans! Join us during the month of October for access to a vast slate of workshops, main events, educational tracks and social networking opportunities designed to fit our members' schedules and needs.

How to Gain Approval

Demonstrate Positive ROI to Gain Approval to Attend

We know that you need to justify everything you do in today’s economy – including spending time and money to attend 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting. Follow these step-by-step instructions to demonstrate the positive ROI for your organization that will result from attending 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting to gain approval from your management to attend:


Review the 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting value table to find out how we can meet your goals:

How to Meet Your Goals at at the SRAI Annual Meeting

Learn new skills and strategies. Over 150 expert-led concurrent sessions; plus two full days with over 15 pre-conference workshops; covering all aspects of Research Administration. Sharpen your edge and stay current on the most recent topics, developments, technologies, and procedures.
Earn Continuing Education Credit

Earn over 25 hours of continuing education credit hours by attending sessions and plenary sessions from Monday-Wednesday. Add on a pre-conference workshop for an additional 3.5 or 7 hours. 

Get the most out of the Annual Meeting as a first-time attendee

We will connect you with meeting Ambassadors, sharpen your skills through our Learning Café sessions, Quick Talks, Coffee Talks and share advice during our Newcomer's orientation meeting so you can make your conference experience a valuable one.

Increase knowledge and skills of the entire team

Follow up with your supervisor and colleagues after you return from New Orleans. Share your impression of the meeting and start implementing the lessons learned. Bring the benefits of knowledge home to your organization and your fellow colleagues!

Stay ahead of the curve – gain strategic insights

To remain competitive, you must constantly fine-tune your skills, find new ways to cut costs, streamline processes and drive innovation. Meet industry experts and peers to make connections that can take your career and your organization to the next level in the Exhibit Hall! 

Build your network

Lunches, breaks and evening receptions are included and designed to offer dedicated networking opportunities. Go further and Volunteer!

Get new ideas, and be inspired in 2021

The 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting is all about meeting and talking with people, sharing issues and solutions and gaining knowledge that will make you a better Research Administration professional. Get new ideas that will improve your daily work.


Review the full educational program and determine which sessions you plan to attend. Choose those that will most benefit you, your team and your organization. Each of the 150+ sessions/workshops gives you specific learner outcomes that can improve you/your team’s productivity and efficiency, better utilize resources, save money, increase revenue and negotiate value and more!


Review the special hotel discount information to take advantage of the conference room rates.

The 2021 SRAI Annual Meeting is the must attend conference for all Research Administration professionals. The cost to attend is paid back many times over through the wealth of learning, connections and solutions gained in 5 packed and inspiring days.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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