Leading Change.
Inspiring Excellence.

Our Annual Meeting is heading to Las Vegas!
Join us October 31 - November 4 for a great line-up of workshops, keynote speakers, educational tracks that cover every facet of research administration and connect with like-minded professionals from across our global community.


Welcome and Introduction to SRAI 

Tuesday, November 1 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM 

First time attending an in-person SRA International event? 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 newcomers welcome will provide more information on opportunities such as Certificate programs, networking with peers, and how to get involved with the SRAI community. 

Opening Reception - SRAI Casino Royale

Tuesday, November 1 | 7:00 - 10:00 PM | Location: Augustus Ballroom

Sponsored in Part by 

Shake Rattle & Roll! Bring your poker face and good luck charm on Tuesday Night, get ready for great food, music, games and most of all…each other! Make new contacts and stay connected with friends and colleagues at this memorable event, thanks to SRAI's Yearlong Sponsor and Platinum Partner, Cayuse! 

Attire is cocktail chic, so bring the razzle dazzle.

Welcome & Opening General Session 

Wednesday, November 2 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM | Location: Augustus Ballroom  

Our opening keynote speaker is Johanna Varner, PhD, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Colorado Mesa University. In this keynote, Dr. Varner will review recent work on public engagement in scientific research, review strategies and considerations for effective messaging, and highlight ways that research administrators can support dialogue with local communities. 

Morning and Afternoon Breaks 

Wednesday, November 2 - Thursday, November 3 | 10:00 - 10:30 AM & 2:00 - 2:30 PM | Location: Augustus Ballroom
Friday, November 4 | 10:00 - 10:15 AM | Location: Augustus Ballroom 

Don't let the learning stop when the session ends! The Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall showcases companies and organizations, offering products and services to help you and your institution to "Lead Change. Inspire Excellence."

Awards Ceremony Luncheon

Wednesday, November 2 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Location: Augustus Ballroom

Join us to 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; Technology Innovation and Application Award; Best Concurrent Session & Webinar Award, Rod Rose Award; Most Valuable Editor Award. Additionally, join us to recognize the newly accepted Distinguished Faculty members and the Future of the Field honorees!

Dinner Groups

Wednesday, November 2 |  7:00 PM
(Participants meet by the Caesars fountain in the hotel lobby at 6:30 PM) 

The networking and fun doesn't have to end at the last session of the day. Sign up for dinner groups and get to know your peers in a more informal setting. Sign up to reserve your spot at one of the city's favorite restaurants. 

This event is not sponsored by the conference. Attendees are responsible for their own expenses. 

Rise N' Shine with Exhibitors 

Thursday, November 3 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Location: Augustus Ballroom

The best part of waking up is SRA International in your cup! SRAI will provide the coffee and donuts. And our exhibitors and sponsors will exchange ideas and best practices. Set your alarm.

SRAI Membership Business Meeting Luncheon 

Thursday, November 3 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Location: Augustus Ballroom

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. 

Symposium Poster Presentation 

Thursday, November 3 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM | Location: Augustus Ballroom

This year, YOU have the opportunity to be a part of the Symposium Poster review process! In addition to being evaluated by a review panel for the 2022 Best Poster of the Year Award, each Symposium Poster is also up for the 2022 People's Choice Award. All attendees are invited to vote for their favorite poster. 

Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday, November 3 all of the Posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall. Thursday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, stop by to look at the posters and meet & greet with the Poster authors. Access the 2022 SRAI Annual Meeting app to vote!

Section Happy Hour Meet-Ups

Thursday, November 3 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Want to join your Section for a drink and explore the strip? Have a cocktail or mocktail and meet others from your Section. All are welcome to attend! 

This is an informal gathering and not a sponsored event, attendees are responsible for their own expenses. 

Each section has its own designated bar, locations are listed below.

Closing General Session 

Friday, November 4 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM | Location: Augustus Ballroom  

This year, before you bring your SRAI Annual Meeting experience to a close, join us for our last trick. The Closing General Session will be David Kristopher, Illusionist . His unique brand of entertainment will have you gasping in amazement! 

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