Monday, February 28, 2011

AIRS Conference - Alliance of Information and Referral Systems

What is AIRS?
The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) improves access to services for all people through quality information and referral.

AIRS provides a professional umbrella for all I&R providers in both public and private organizations.

Comprehensive and specialized I&R programs help people in every community and operate as a critical component of the health and human service delivery system.

The Mission of AIRS is: "To provide leadership and support to its members and Affiliates to advance the capacity of a Standards-driven Information and Referral industry that brings people and services together."

AIRS is …
  • … the international voice of Information and Referral (I&R).
  • … a professional membership association of more than 1,200 organizations, supporting 28 state and regional affiliates, that brings people and services together.
  • … in partnership with the United Way Worldwide, the premier leader in the development of the 2-1-1 movement that has transformed access for human services.
  • … the driving force behind the development of clear and consistent professional Standards that benchmark every aspect of quality I&R.
  • … the administrator of an accreditation program that measures an organization’s ability to meet the AIRS Standards, and a certification program that evaluates the competence of individual I&R and I&R/A practitioners.
  • … a provider of training, support and technical assistance that culminates in an annual international conference that attracts more than 700 delegates to participate in nearly 100 workshops.
  • … a national leader in human services that participates in critical partnerships with the United Way Worldwide, the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities, the National Emergency Number Association, the American Association of Suicidology and InformCanada.
  • ... a non-profit organization as determined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • ... a membership organization committed to serving our members at the same level that they serve their clients.

AIRS Conference 2011


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Deadline for submissions: March 15th.
All proposals received before March 1st will enter into a draw
for one of 5 free Conference registrations

Information on AIRS Conference Scholarships

Interested in exhibiting at the AIRS Conference?

Check out the 2011 Conference Prospectus

and if you have any questions, please contact
Sharon Galler at

The I&R world will be gathering together again for the next AIRS Conference in
from June 5th to June 8th 2011.

Attendees are responsible for making their room reservations directly with the Hyatt Regency Dearborn hotel. Early reservations are encouraged to ensure rooms at special discounted rates of $124.00 single/double occupancy, plus tax. Government rates are $95 single/double plus tax with appropriate government identification. Reservations must be made before May 3, 2011 to receive this special pricing. Be sure to reference AIRS to receive these low rates.
The registration brochure should be ready in a couple of weeks. For those budgeting, these are the Early Bird prices and will be available only until April 8th. After that date, the prices for all categories will increases (e.g. the Standard AIRS Member price will go up from $425 to $525).
Early Bird Prices for Full Conference
Basic Level AIRS Member: $425
Standard Level AIRS Member: $425
Premium Level AIRS Member: $340
Aging Network Member (unless also an AIRS Premium Member): $425
Michigan AIRS Member $340
Non-Member $550
Early Bird Prices for Single Day Registration
Single Day AIRS Basic and Standard Member: $240
Single Day AIRS Premium Member: $140
Michigan AIRS Member Single Day: $140
Non-Member Single Day $340
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