NORDP 2018 Annual Research Development Conference


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Monday, May 7, 2018

7:30am – 7:00pm Registration, Regency Ballroom Foyer
8:00am – 4:00pm Research Enterprise Leadership Forum, Tidewater 2, 2nd floor (by invitation only; breakfast & lunch will be provided in room)
8:00am – 4:00pm Short Course: Foundations of Research Development: An Introduction, Potomac VI (separate registration)
  • Peg AtKisson, AtKisson Consulting Group
  • Leigh Botner, University of Delaware
  • Andrea Buford, Northern Illinois University
  • Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier/Northwestern University
  • Michael Spires, Oakland University
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast (for pre-conference workshop attendees only), Regency Ballroom
8:30am – 12:30pm Pre-Conference Workshops
8:30am – 3:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop
12:30pm – 1:15pm Lunch (for full-day, pre-conference workshop attendees only), Regency A&B
2:00pm – 3:00pm New Member Welcome: Chat with old and new members, Virginia Rooms (3rd floor)
3:15pm – 4:45pm Regional Meetings
  • Southwest, Potomac I
  • Southeast, Potomac II
  • Atlantic, Potomac III
  • Great Lakes, Potomac IV
  • Pacific, Potomac V
  • Midwest/Mountain, Lincoln, 3rd Floor
  • Northeast, Roosevelt, 3rd floor
5:00pm – 6:00pm Welcome Reception, Regency Ballroom Pre-Function Area
6:00pm – 7:00pm Opening Keynote - Saul Kaplan, Business Innovation Factory: "From Tweaks to Transformation: Do Research Development Professionals need to explore new business models to ensure institutional competitiveness?," Regency Ballroom
7:30pm – 9:30pm Networking Dinners (Gather in Regency Ballroom Lobby)
7:30pm – 9:30pm President's Reception (by invitation only), Chesapeake View, rooftop

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

7:00am – 5:30pm Registration, Regency Ballroom Foyer
7:30am – 8:30am NORD Working Group, Tidewater 2, 2nd floor
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast and Roundtables, Regency Ballroom
8:30am – 9:00am Opening Remarks: Michael Spires, NORDP President, Regency Ballroom
8:30am – 9:00am Special Presentation - NORDP, A 10-Year History: Alicia Knoedler, Regency Ballroom
9:00am -- 10:00am

Plenary: Diversity Panel - Inclusive Excellence and the Research Enterprise: the Role of Research Development Professionals

  • Kyle Lewis, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Beth Mitchneck, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Roland Owens, Office of Intramural Research, NIH
  • Barbara Endemaño Walker (Moderator), University of California Santa Barbara 
10:00am - 10:15am Break, Regency Ballroom Foyer
10:15am – 11:15am Concurrent Session 1
11:30am – 1:00pm Recognition Lunch and Networking, Regency Ballroom
1:15pm – 2:15pm Concurrent Session 2
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break, Regency Foyer
2:30pm – 3:30pm General Session: Business Meeting and Committee Meeting Overviews, Regency Ballroom
3:30pm – 4:30pm NORDP Committee Meetings
  • Member Services Committee, Potomac I
  • Professional Development Committee, Potomac II
  • Strategic Alliances Committee, Potomac III
  • Mentoring Committee, Potomac IV
  • Committee on Inclusive Excellence - Dinner meet-up - see sign-ups on mobile app
4:15pm – 4:30pm Poster Set-up and Break, Regency Ballroom A&B
4:30pm – 5:30pm Idea Showcase - Session A, Regency Ballroom A&B
5:30pm – 6:30pm Idea Showcase - Session B, Regency Ballroom A&B
7:00pm Networking Dinners (Gather in Regency Ballroom Lobby)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

7:30am – 3:15pm Registration, Regency Ballroom Foyer
7:30am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast and Meet the Board of Directors Candidates (start 8:00), Regency Ballroom Foyer & Ballroom
9:00am – 9:15am Break
9:15am – 10:15am Concurrent Session 3
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:30am Concurrent Session 4
11:30am – 11:30am Break
11:45am – 12:30ap Plenary: Dr. Michael Lauer, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH: "Update from NIH: Perspectives on Extramural Scientists and Science," Regency Ballroom
12:30pm Lunch, Regency Ballroom
1:00pm – 2:00pm Plenary: Dr. Laura Lindenfeld: "Effective Communication for Research Development Professionals: Building Basics with the Alda Method™," Regency Ballroom
2:15pm – 3:15pm Concurrent Session 5

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