NORDP 2016 Annual Research Development Conference

Volunteering & Networking

Networking Dinner

Organize and facilitate a networking dinner at a local restaurant. Each guest pays their own bill; facilitators are not responsible for the bill. NORDP will provide you with a list of local restaurants and transportation options. You can decide whether your dinner will have a theme and the number of participants to include.

Click here to facilitate a dinner on Monday, May 23
Click here to join the dinner as a participant.

Click here to facilitate a dinner on Tuesday, May 24.
Click here to join the dinner as a participant.


Morning Walk/Run

Volunteer to lead a group on a walk or run on one of the jogging paths adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. The hotel grounds offer a beautiful setting for outdoor activities. Leaders will determine the path, the start time, whether the group will walk or run, the number of participants, and the end time. A jogging trail map will be provided.

Click here to sign up to lead a morning walk/run for May 23, May 24, and/or May 25.

Click here to participate in a walk/run on Monday, May 23.
Click here to participate in a walk/run on Tuesday, May 24.
Click here to participate in a walk/run on Wednesday, May 25.

As more facilitators/leaders sign up for the two above events, more sign-ups will be added!


Registration Desk

Gain conference administration experience and meet new people by greeting conference attendees, passing out registration materials/badges, etc. Registration assistants will not handle cash transactions.

Click here to help with registration.


Session Scribe/Host

Gain conference administration experience and assist with making sure everything is in place for the presenter(s) of a session. After the session, volunteers will submit overview/highlights from the concurrent session to share with the membership.

Concurrent Sessions 1 - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Sign-Up 
Concurrent Sessions 2 - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM- Sign-Up 
Concurrent Sessions 3 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM - Sign-Up      
Concurrent Sessions 4 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Sign-Up
Concurrent Sessions 5 - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM - Sign-Up


Social Media Coverage

Volunteer to live-tweet and/or draft a blog post during keynote addresses and other major Conference happenings. Of course, you are welcome to live-tweet throughout the Conference, at any time you want, about anything you choose -- and we hope that you will! The purpose of this sign-up list is to ensure that we've got committed social media coverage for keynotes and special events.

Click here to select an event(s) for which you’re willing to provide social media coverage:

  • Live-tweet volunteers should plan to tweet at least twice during their assigned event. You'll tweet from your personal Twitter account using the #NORDP2016 hashtag.
  • Blogging volunteers should plan to draft a You may elect to receive author credit on the blog post, or you may remain anonymous.