...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.

St. Louis 2016
AIRS Conference

NEW: The Guidebook App is now ready! Download the PDF conference program or use the app.

There's still time to register! You can register online (see link below), or after May 21 you can register onsite at the conference.  



MAY 22 - 25, 2016

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

For education, professional development, and networking, there's no better place to be than the annual AIRS conference! 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. 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: It's going to be a great conference in St. Louis, so join us! Click for the Registration Brochure with general information about the conference, dates, events, pricing, etc. .... and then register! You can click here to access our quick and easy online registration

FULL CONFERENCE PROGRAM: Click here for the full conference program. It contains all the details regarding workshops, dates, times, locations, hotel maps, special events, and more! Over 80 workshop sessions are planned, featuring a wide variety of topics and speakers in 9 educational tracks. Tracks include aging and disabilities, 2-1-1, serving the military, disaster, I&R service delivery, I&R management, technology, resource database and more. We highly encourage attendees to get the most out of their conference experience, learning, and networking by attending workshops in a number of different tracks - don't stick to just one! As in past years, the conference program will not be printed, so attendees need to save a copy to their computer or devices, print it off prior to their trip, or use the popular Guidebook app:

If you’ve never used the AIRS mobile app from one of our previous conferences:

-Download 'Guidebook' from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace
-Visit http://guidebook.com/g/airs2016 from your phone/tablet's browser
-If you are using a laptop, visit http://guidebook.com/guide/66099, and select the web option.  

After you’ve downloaded the app, or if you've used the mobile app for previous AIRS Conferences, you have two options to download the guide:

1.     Select the option to "Enter Passphrase" and enter for "airs2016". 

2.     Under the find a guide text box, start typing out “38th Annual I&R Training and Education Conference” the conference will populate in the search

If you have any questions, problems locating the guide, or ideas to improve it, please email the AIRS Membership Director, Moayad Zahralddin

SHUTTLE SERVICE - DISCOUNT OFFER: There are taxis, MetroLink, and other methods of transportation, however, if you are interested in using a shuttle service, a special rate of $16 one way has been negotiated (normally $22) for AIRS conference goers. However, you must book online in advance using this link. Or download this form for more information.


According to the hotel website:

Set in the center of St. Louis, the historic AAA Four-Diamond St. Louis Union Station – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is within walking distance to Scottrade Center and Peabody Opera House. This hotel is minutes from Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village and just 20 minutes from Lambert International Airport. Enjoy direct MetroLink access to the airport.

This hotel features the impressive ‘Headhouse’ Grand Hall as a lobby lounge area with its sweeping archways, gold leaf detailing, mosaics and art glass windows. Transport back to a time when travel was truly extraordinary. Witness a remarkable 3D projected show on the Grand Hall 65-foot tall ceiling, once an hour between 5pm-11pm daily. The historic beauty helped achieve a top Railway Themed Hotel rating by Condé Nast.


If you have never attended an AIRS conference before we encourage you to visit our Past AIRS Conference page and download past program guides or go to Photobucket and look through the Dallas 2015 photo album or Atlanta 2014 photo album created by conference attendees. 










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