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2008 Conference

PNAIRP 2008 Confereence

Draft 2008 Conference Program

To register via mail, send your registration to:
Fia Eliasson-Creek
Green River Community College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092-3622

Online Registration

Hotel Registration
If you make reservations by phone be sure to identify yourself as a PNAIRP conference attendee in order to receive the reduced room rates.

Learn about the city of Tacoma and its environs

Don't let money stop you from attending as there are travel grants available to help you with professional development and conference travel. Go to and look under the Travel Grants & Training Opportunities section to find out more.

For more information on the hotel, including some fabulous room photos, visit

See you there!

Dates: Oct. 15-17

Hotel Murano (formerly the Sheraton)
1320 Broadway Plaza
toll free: 888-862-3255
fax: 253-627-3167
Rooms: King Deluxe or Double Deluxe: $139/night (plus 13.5% tax)

Transportation from Sea-Tac airport to Tacoma can be made using Sound Transit express bus #574 (Lakewood Seatac Express). See: soundtransit website.

From the Tacoma Dome you'll need to take the free light rail (ten-minute ride to downtown). See: soundtransit website.
Get off the light rail at 13th Street and walk one block west to the Hotel Murano.

2008 PNAIRP Poster (PDF)

2008 Conference Sponsors

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Catherine Finnegan Dr.Catherine Finnegan is Director of Assessment and Public Information for Advanced Learning Technologies in the Office of Information and Instructional Technology at the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. She has responsibility for collecting, analyzing and disseminating data on the systemwide impact of information and instructional technology for the University System of Georgia (USG). She coordinates evaluations and assessments for fully online programs. She partners with researchers and graduate students in the USG to investigate the effectiveness of integration of technology in instruction, and has coordinated development of benchmarking reporting structures for information technology. Prior to joining the USG, Dr. Finnegan served as the Director of Institutional Research and Planning at North Georgia College & State University. She earned her doctoral degree in higher education administration from the University of Georgia where she now serves as a Senior Fellow in the Institute of Higher Education.

Hereís a description of Dr. Finneganís keynote presentation: Millennial students and faculty are adapting and customizing Web 2.0 technologies to enhance learning and communicate more effectively. This session will discuss popular Web 2.0 technologies from an IR perspective, including unique opportunities to engage in deep research on teaching and learning and improving communication and collaboration within and across IR offices. Tips for evaluating new technologies will be considered.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsors gain exposure and recognition for their products and services while networking with higher education professionals from the Pacific Northwest. Please review the sponsorship package and select the opportunity which best showcases your organization. ( 2008 PNAIRP Sponsorship Opportunities.pdf)