The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia that engages the resources of Virginia Tech, Danville Community College, Averett University and other partners. Its main goal is to diversify, transform and grow the economy of Southern Virginia.
IALR is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (with the exception of some holidays, planned closures and booked events/meetings), and is located at 150 Slayton Ave., Danville, Va. Its campus is set in the Cyber Park, owned by the Danville-Pittsylvania County Regional Industrial Facility Authority.
IALR is governed by a Board of Trustees, which appoints an Executive Director to champion its cause and oversee a staff supporting five divisions and other departments. IALR also maintains a Foundation Board.