The theme for CIRPA-ACPRI 2021 is: “Champions of Informed Change”


Data-based decision-making is a cornerstone of institutional change. Post-secondary institutions have become increasingly reliant on valuable information produced by professionals who understand how to compile, interpret, assess, and quality control data.
This year’s conference theme draws attention to the roles Institutional Research professionals play in their organizations. More often than not, these individuals’ are Champions for data-based decision-making.
CIRPA-ACPRI welcomes all submissions relevant to the profession of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP), including proposals from professionals in the field of IRP. This includes colleagues at provincial, regional and federal agencies, other associations and organizations, as well as individual scholars with research interests in post-secondary education issues.

Click here for the submission guidelines and review criteria (click here for the French version). Please complete all proposals using the proposal template (click here for the English version and here for the French version).

Submissions are encouraged to align with conference theme and one or more of the following topic areas and should include realized or potential outcomes (i.e. how research has affected or will affect change?):

  • IR Heroes
  • Purveyors of Wisdom
  • Planning Wizards
  • Visionary Oracles

 The deadline to submit a proposal(s) is June 4, 2021. Submit your proposal(s) via email to the Programming Committee (

We hope to “see” you at the CIRPA-ACPRI virtual conference this October!

Stephen Blair Dove & David Paul

2021 Conference Co-Chairs