Our association “The Higher Education Society” is in healthy shape. Reaching the age of maturity – EAIR will celebrate its 40th birthday in 2018 – we can look back at forums, well organised by enthusiastic and professional university teams, with great keynote speakers, many interesting contributions from participants and our members and interesting new initiatives, like the presidential roundtable and the special interest groups. An asset of our association is that the forums bring us to new places, leads to reacquainting old friends and introduces us to new colleagues. The size of the conference is manageable for each participant, with limited fears of getting lost in the crowd. Focusing on the period I chaired the Executive Committee, I look back with fond memories at the forums in e.g. Stavanger and Birmingham: before heading off to these forums, I did not realise what treasures these universities and their cities and regions would harbor and afterwards I was happy having met new interesting colleagues.
Have you or has your higher education institution ever considered to host one of the future EAIR Forums?
The annual EAIR Forum is the opportunity for people to meet, to exchange information, give or listen to presentations, network with colleagues from abroad and meet new and interesting people.
Forums are usually hosted by a university and each year a different European location is chosen as venue.
Each Forum has a special theme, which is sub-divided into several tracks to accommodate special interests and various fields of expertise and specialisation.
EAIR invites you to consider hosting an EAIR Forum in your institution of higher education and in your city. Please read the Guidelines for more information about the duties and the support EAIR will offer you.
If you are interested, please submit a proposal to the EAIR Office before the deadline of 30 November 2016. We are also interested in receiving proposals from institutions that not (yet) have EAIR members, so feel free to forward this message to institutions that you think may be willing to consider this.
If you need more information or would like to discuss issues, do not hesitate to contact the Executive Manager of EAIR, Gerlof Groenewoud (email@example.com) or
the Chair Executive Committee of EAIR Attila Pausits (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For information about the guidance notes for organising an EAIR Forum and in case of other questions, please contact the EAIR Secretariat.