14th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference

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About the Annual NORDP Research Development Conference

NORDP, the National Organization of Research Development Professionals, advances the global capacity for and impact of research by strengthening the practice and profession of research development. The 2022 Annual Conference (NORDP 2022), will be held virtually April 24-28, 2022.

Our attendees

Research development professionals support the efforts of researchers to secure extramural research funding and initiate and nurture critical partnerships throughout the institutional research enterprise, among institutions, and with external stakeholders. With the goal of enabling competitive individual and team research and facilitating research excellence, the 2022 Annual Conference is our annual opportunity to bring together 1,100 NORDP members from around the world to develop and share best practices across the research development field, breathing new energy and information into our profession. 

Who should be marketing to NORDP 2022 attendees?

  • Research database and search providers
  • Funding search providers
  • Firms that develop systems for research and funding
  • Research analytics and reporting tools companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Research editing companies
  • Proposal development firms
  • Social media firms
  • Publishers
  • Software developers who specialize in funding and research products
  • Universities and research institutes


Our chosen virtual platform, GTR/Pathable (the same platform that was used last year) allows for great visibility for our sponsors and collect data from all participants who visit your page. Highlights include:

  • Brand awareness through your own dedicated, customizable sponsor “page”. Add photos, videos, links to documents, and your contact information.
  • Direct message participants through the virtual platform
  • Both you and the participants can schedule 1:1 real-time meet-ups right on the platform
  • Participate in online message boards

Following your sponsorship registration and payment you'll be sent information on an online training session with the platform team that will provide detailed instructions on how to build your sponsor page, how to navigate the platform, and how to maximize your participation. The training session will be recorded in case you cannot attend the scheduled session. Please look for more information on that soon!

Important Deadlines

  • Payment is due at the time of registration. Invoicing can be requested, but any invoices must be paid prior to March 31, 2022
  • March 1 - Registration for NORDP 2022 opens. The early bird rate will expire March 31, and regular registration will last through April 20. Anyone who plans to represent your company must register in order to access the conference platform.
  • April 6 @ 1 pm ET - Sponsor training session. The training session will instruct you in how you'll upload files, prepare your profile and more in the conference app. Although the session will be recorded, we recommend you attend live to ask questions and understand the updates that have been made since our last conference. You can view the recording here. 
  • April 18 - All your content should be uploaded into the virtual platform. This includes logos, company profiles, push messages if applicable, recordings, etc. We'll let you know when the platform is open and you can begin (it'll be shortly after the training session.)


GOLD: $10,000
» All Silver & Bronze package options
» Exclusive sponsorship of 1 plenary session or 2 large educational sessions (more than 100 attendees) which includes: 
› Branded slide for plenary session or educational sessions (e.g. the title slide will feature your company logo)
› Five-minute pitch or pre-recorded video commercial to introduce your company prior to the plenary session / educational session. (You're responsible for production)
» Sponsor spotlight in conference marketing email; your message and brand delivered directly to more than 1,200 potential attendees
» "Push" notifications featuring your message to all attendees (one per day)
» Logo featured throughout meeting app
» Pre-recorded welcome video (3 minutes) You're responsible for production
»Two additional registration waivers (6 total)
SILVER: $5,000
» All Bronze package options
» Title slide sponsorship for 1 large webinar (more than 100 people)
» Product demonstration session (we'll even provide a $50 gift card as an attendee incentive)
» One "push" notification featuring your message to all attendees during the conference
» Logo featured throughout meeting app
» Two additional registration waivers (4 total)
BRONZE: $2,000
» “Exhibit hall” package (e.g. display video/audio/images/PDF and social media links to attendees; live chat with attendees; contact attendees before and during the conference to request meetings with attendees who have set up profiles; company logo/link placed on conference platform, conference website; access to searchable attendee directory, and full list of opt-in registrants)
» Logo featured on meeting app
» Two registration waivers (2 total)
» $5,000  Virtual Photo Booth. Your logo on attendee photos that will be shared online and via social media
» $5,000  Sponsor a plenary session. Your five-minute pitch or pre-recorded video commercial before the plenary session begins. (You're responsible for production; limited availability)
» $5,000  Evening Event Co-host. Join NORDP in co-hosting an exciting social event to help attendees unwind. You'll receive a custom introductory slide featuring your logo, sponsor recognition on the event page, virtual platform and email promotions for this activity.
» $3,500. Scholarship Sponsor. Support 10 member scholarships for conference attendees and gain boosts  with acknowledgements on the virtual platform, a blog post and more.
» $3,000  Have your three minute commercial played to attendees prior to a large webinar (more than 100 people)
» $3,000  Sponsor a yoga/mindfulness session, or other interactive social session

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