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Save the Date! The 10th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, May 7-9, 2018. More details will follow in the coming months.

10th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference

May 7-9, 2018 • Arlington, Virginia

Hyatt Regency Crystal City

The 10th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference will be held May 7- 9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C. metro area). Use this NORDP-specific reservation link to make your hotel reservations. The conference is a three-day event focused on understanding key trends in research funding, networking with colleagues, and discussing the programs, tools and skills that research development (RD) professionals bring to help organizations attract extramural research funding, increase institutional competitiveness, create research relationships, and foster innovation.

Prominent keynote speakers, as well as federal and private funding agencies representatives, will inform and inspire attendees. In addition, there will be a strong cadre of presenter-initiated sessions covering such topics as facilitating team science, proposal development, systems and tools for tracking research productivity, building research development infrastructure, research development in an undergraduate setting, and more.

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts will be sent out in early September. If you have questions, please contact We look forward to seeing you next May in Arlington!

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Conference Co-chairs

Karen Eck
Kari Whittenberger-Keith
2018 Conference Co-chairs

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