Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, CO

NORDP 2017 Annual Research Development Conference

9th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference

May 8-10, 2017 • Broomfield, CO

The 9th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference was held May 8-10, 2017 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado.

Conference Presentations

We are currently collecting final versions of the conference presentations. As soon as we have them, they will be posted to the NORDP website and also to NORDP's instance of FigShare. An announcement will be sent to the listserv when the conference materials are available.

About the Conference

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. This year we’re also continuing RD Pillar presentations covering RD Fundamentals and Leadership Development in Research Development.

Who should attend:

  • Research development professionals
  • Research administrators
  • Corporate and foundation relations professionals
  • University advancement officials


Conference fees can be found below. Check back soon to register.

2017 NORDP Conference Registration Fee Schedule
Registration Type Early Bird Regular On-Site
Registration Dates 1/23/17 - 3/17/17 3/18/17 - 4/30/17 5/1/17 - conference start
Member/Sponsor $460 $530 $660
Non-Member $650 $720 $850
Half-Day Preconference Workshop $160 $160 $160
Full-Day Preconference Workshop $240 $240 $240

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you need to cancel your registration before the meeting, please send a written request for the cancellation to Depending on the date of the request, you may be eligible for a full or partial refund of the registration fees:

  • Before April 7: 100% refund
  • April 8-April 17: 100% refund, less $50 administrative fee
  • April 18-May 1: 75% refund
  • After May 1: No refund

Stay Informed!

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Conference Contact

Michael Spires, M.A., M.S., C.R.A
Principal Proposal Analyst
Office of Contracts and Grants
University of Colorado Boulder
(303) 492-6646