Call For Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the 50th Annual
Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research (RMAIR) Conference

September 30 – October 2, 2020

Institutional Research-Virtually

As the first virtual conference, the committee is now accepting proposals for presentations on any aspect of institutional research, effectiveness, and planning, as well as tips to make working remotely as effective as possible. With this different kind of conference, we will use Zoom and recorded presentations that can be accessed on-demand.

  • Research and practice presentations: Recorded on-demand sessions about 20-30 minutes long.
  • Panel discussions: A group of presenters answering questions informally, led by a moderator. Discussions will be 55 minutes long with 1-2 discussions held via Zoom on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Workshops: Zoom sessions that are 1-2 hours long describing tools and techniques with participation of attendees.

Proposal Guidelines 

  • Submit proposals to meet one of the three styles: research & practice presentation, panel discussions, and workshops.
  • A committee of peers will evaluate proposals.
  • Proposals should include the following elements:

Presentation Title (25 word limit)
Presentation Abstract (100 word limit) – A brief description to be included in the conference program.

Presentation Summary (400 word limit) – Extended description of proposal for committee review. Proposals will be reviewed for relevance, thoroughness, and clarity.

Additional Notes – List any other information or details that the proposal reviewers need to know.

For panel discussions & workshops, include the above elements plus:
Presentation Plan (50-word limit) – A brief description that provides an overview of expected audience involvement. Interactive presentations are highly encouraged.
Technical Needs (workshops only)

Please submit proposals using this link, RMAIR Proposal Submissions. If you have any questions regarding proposal submission, please contact Sue Koller, program chair, at

Proposals are due by August 24.