About the Conference

The Annual Meeting of the membership is held in August each year in Washington, DC. Over 2,000 of our 7,000+ members attend. We begin with a full day of pre-conference workshops and senior level forums which are a supplemental training program open to all registrants of the annual meeting. This in-depth, targeted training and professional development includes offerings for those new to the profession to our most senior level members. 

We then embark on two and a half days of presentations, discussions, open forums and networking opportunities spanning all areas of research administration including, but not limited to, Pre-Award, Post-Award, Compliance, Departmental, International, Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions, Clinical Trials/Research, and Career-Skills. Attending the Annual Meeting gives our members the opportunity to participate in sessions over a full range of topics to support their need for information in a variety of areas. This annual reunion of the membership also includes our Sunday dinner, keynote addresses, Tuesday evening party, dinner groups, regional networking events, and numerous volunteer activities that create the opportunities for you to meet and connect with your colleagues and expand your peer network. In addition to the education and networking opportunities the annual meeting provides of members, our sponsor and exhibitor partners will be available to share information on the products and services to support you and your institution. This year, the Meeting will conclude with a full day of optional supplemental training.

We welcome you to Washington, DC!