NORDP 2020 overlaid on San Antonio skyline at night

Save the Date! NORDP 2020 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX, May 17-20, 2020.

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 April 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.


SOLD OUT! For the first time in NORDP's history, our conference has sold out. Registration for #NORDP2019 is now closed. 

If you are a speaker, sponsor or special guest who still needs to register, call Laura at (855) RES-DEV1.

NORDP's Conference Career Center

Did you know that NORDP will host its first Conference Career Center during the 2019 conference? If you're searching for the best Research Development professionals, we recommend you complete the 2019 Employer Career Center application on or before April 8, 2019. Our conference planning team will provide you with access to potential applicants and assist you with scheduling onsite interviews. Posting career opportunities and interviewing candidates in the Career Center is a benefit to all NORDP members.

Funders One-on-Ones

NORDP is pleased to offer 20-minute, one-on-one meetings with officials from federal research agencies. This new and unique opportunity is a chance to ask for tips and insights specific to your institution's goals.

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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.

About Providence

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