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PNAIRP 2014 Conference

“Agents of Change:
Data. Demography. Decisions.”

November 5-7, 2014 - Seattle, WA

The 35th Annual PNAIRP Conference will be held in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel! Located in Seattle's thriving downtown corridor, Sheraton Seattle Hotel is steps away from a multitude of restaurants, shopping, entertainment and the famous Pike’s Place Market. The Seattle conference will deliver an engaging, professional place to learn, collaborate and network with your northwest colleagues. Questions about the conference can be directed to Erin Aselas, PNAIRP Vice President at 425-602-3181 or We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!


Register Here!

Conference registration is $225 with an early registration fee before August 31 of $200. The conference fee provides entrance to all preconference workshops and concurrent sessions, the keynote presentation on IR and Leadership by Bruce Avoilio, PhD, the opening reception on Wednesday evening, full breakfast buffet on Thursday morning, and lunch during the Friday annual meeting. PNAIRP membership ($60 annual dues) will be added automatically to your registration.

Conference Schedule

Are you curious about the 2014 sessions? While we are confirming the schedule, we have prepared a list in alphabetical order of the concurrent session abstracts as of 09-05-2014 . There are many sessions to be excited about. Thank you to all our presenters!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AIR/PNAIRP Co-hosted IPEDS Pre-Conference Workshop: IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution & IPEDS Data and Benchmarking
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3:00 – 5:00 p.m. R Programming in Higher Education Statistical Computing and Graphics
A (very introductory) Introduction with Ben Moll

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2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Interactive Excel Charts with Minimal VBA with Joe Duggan

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6:00-7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 6, 2014

8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Conference Opening
9:00-10:30 a.m. Keynote address with Bruce Avolio, PhD
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Friday, November 7, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12-2:00 p.m. Lunch and Annual Full-Membership Meeting


Dr. Bruce Avolio
Bruce J. Avolio, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership
Executive Director, Foster Center for Leadership
University of Washington | Foster School of Business

Conference Sponsors

We have filled all slots for the 2014 PNAIRP Conference. If your organization is interested in sponsoring the 2015 PNAIRP Conference, please reference this year's sponsor packet and contact Kelly Sadler at (253) 566-5187 or email to Following is a testimonial from our 2013 Gold sponsor who returns as our gold sponsor in 2014.

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We are excited to announce that the Sheraton Seattle Hotel will host the 2014 PNAIRP Conference! Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington.

Online reservations for PNAIRP conference attendees are now available. Deluxe rooms are available at a discounted conference rate of $169.

Please note: Hotel inventory in Seattle is especially tight this week. PNAIRP has set up a room block November 4-9, 2014 for our members. However, once this block is full there is no room for overflow at the Sheraton. It is important you reserve your hotel room by no later than October 7. If we reach capacity at the Sheraton a back-up hotel will be identified but will not be as convenient. Please do not delay. The room is offered at a rate of $169.00 per night.

Transportation & Directions

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98101
United States
Phone: (206) 621-9000


We have a fantastic location in downtown Seattle that is close to everything: dinning, shopping, entertainment, tourist attractions and the light rail line that goes directly to SEA-TAC airport. At the same time, this downtown location means parking is scarce and expensive. Parking at the Sheraton, for example, is $46.00 per day. We are working to identify less expensive lots within walking distance, but we highly recommend taking bus, train or a taxi into downtown. More details on transportation options are forthcoming.

Travel Grants and Training Opportunities

PNAIRP supports the professional development of its members by providing funding assistance (via reimbursement) for travel, fees, and related expenses t0 the PNAIRP 2014 Conference as well as other professional development opportunities. Please see the PNAIRP Travel Grant webpage for details.