...the membership association for Information & Referral professionals, and the driving force behind clear and consistent professional Standards that benchmark every aspect of quality I&R.

Tampa Bay 2017
AIRS Conference





MAY 21 - 24, 2017

at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina




Learn from a wide variety of speakers and workshop leaders, find solutions to your I&R problems, share best practices, get recharged and refocused on the important work you do, and build up your network of I&R contacts that you can utilize and connect with long after the conference is over. 

BE A CONFERENCE PRESENTER! We are currently looking for people to lead workshops and sessions on a wide variety of I&R related topics to their peers. Don't be shy! Download this document to get full details and apply by Friday, February 10, 2017: CALL FOR PROPOSALS #AIRS2017

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP: Would you like to attend AIRS 2017 in Tampa? Would it benefit you, your workplace, and those you assist? Are budget restraints keeping you from doing so? Then apply for an AIRS Conference Scholarship by Friday, January 27, 2017! There are 6 full and 1 partial ones to apply for. Download the details and application form here: 2017 CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS.

HOTEL RATES AND RESERVATIONS: Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and room reservations directly with the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel.  Early reservations are encouraged to ensure rooms at the special discounted rate of $179 inclusive of all taxes. Reservations must be made before April 14, 2017 to receive this special pricing (but may end early if rooms are booked up prior to that date). Prevailing government rates are available with appropriate identification upon check in. When making your reservation, be sure to specify you are eligible for government rates. 

Please call Marriott’s Toll-Free Reservation Center at 888.789.3090 and reference AIRS to receive these special low rates, or for online booking go to https://aws.passkey.com/go/AIRS for regular attendees, and https://aws.passkey.com/go/AIRSGOV for government block (with id).


Additional information regarding the 2017 conference will be posted here when available. Keep checking back!

If you have never been to an AIRS Conference and would like to see an example of the types of workshops that were offered last year: Click here for the full 2016 Conference Program.






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