NORDP 2019 with photo of buildings in Providence

Save the Date! The 11th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference will be held in Providence, RI, April 29 - May 1, 2019.

11th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference

April 29 - May 1, 2019 • Providence, Rhode island

#NORDP2019 will be bigger than previous NORDP Conferences with three full days of programming! That’s more than 20 hours of extra content and presentations for RD professionals. NEW this year:

  • Conference registration includes all activities (no separate pre-conference to justify), making the conference more inclusive for all attendees.
  • Two-hour sessions will allow presenters and participants to discuss a topic in greater detail and engage the content more fully.
  • Lightning Talks: five-minute presentations that allow individuals to share new and creative ideas for fostering research development.
  • Participate in the Conference Career Center. We invite all hiring managers/recruiters to complete the 2019 Employer Career Center Application  on or before March 8, 2019. Our conference planning team will provide you with access to potential applicants and assist you with scheduling interviews.

Mark your calendars! This year’s early bird rate is $640, making NORDP 2019 an affordable 3-day conference (comparable to other professional conferences). These new formats, in addition to more networking time, should make NORDP 2019 the best Research Development Conference ever!

Stay tuned to the blog for further details on NORDP 2019.


New this year: conference registration fee includes workshops.

2019 NORDP Conference Registration Fee Schedule
Registration Type Early Bird Regular
Registration Dates 1/15/19 - 3/15/19 3/16/19 - 4/28/19
Member $640 $760
Non-Member $950 $1080

Stay Informed!

Follow @NORDP_official on Twitter for all the latest conference updates, including featured speaker confirmations, exciting topics to be discussed, and more.

Conference Co-chairs

Jan Abramson
Kari Whittenberger-Keith
2019 Conference Co-chairs
[email protected]

Note about site security: NORDP uses the secure MemberClicks system for processing dues, donations, and conference registration payments.  The system’s security is comprehensive enough to be certified as PCI compliant.  All financial data entered into NORDP forms are passed via 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) data encryption and all credit card numbers and security codes are stored in an encrypted state in the database.

Images of NORDP shirts and hat

Get your NORDP Gear

Check out our first-ever NORDP store to get your branded shirts, hats, hoodies and jackets in time for Providence. NORDP swag will be available for a limited time only. Place your orders by March 15.