Breaking Barriers:
Together Towards Tomorrow

Our Annual Meeting is heading to Seattle!
Join us October 14-18 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.

Newcomers Events

Newcomers Connect Lounge 

Sunday, October 15 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm and Monday, October 16 | 7:30 am - 8:45 am | Location: Elwha

The Newcomer Connect Lounge is your personal compass connecting you with the knowledge and members that will empower you throughout the Annual Meeting and beyond. Designed exclusively for newcomers, this space offers an immersive opportunity to delve into the heart of the conference. Here, you'll find a diverse lineup of seasoned members, each an expert in their area, ready to guide you on a journey that fits your interests and aspirations.

Meet one-on-one with a program chair to discuss which sessions to attend or join a table to learn more about an SRAI committee, talk with a SRAI Certificate Chair about a Certificate you are completing, or learn more about SRAI. 

Space is limited, sign up in advance!  

Newcomers Meet N' Mingle 

Sunday, October 15 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Location: Elwha

This is your chance to connect with fellow newcomers, engage in warm conversations, and gather valuable insights and tips for navigating your inaugural meeting. Our seasoned members will be there to guide you on how to make the most of this incredible experience. Discover opportunities like Certificate programs, networking with peers, and becoming an active part of our vibrant SRAI community.


Newcomer Dinner Group 

Monday, October 16 | Meet in the Lobby at 7:00 pm; Reservations are at 7:30 pm and 7:45 pm | Location: IL Bistro

Join the newcomers dinner group on Monday night to network with your peers. You can sign up in advance or once you get to the meeting. 
Please note that while dinner groups are organized by SRAI, participants are responsible for their own charges. 

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