June 2024 Symposiums

Old Town

Three Groundbreaking Events that Promise to be Enriching and Enlightening Experiences for Your Team

Our lineup of distinguished speakers and thought leaders will delve into the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in AI, Research Security and Pre- and Post-Award Directors Leading together.
These events will provide a platform for networking, collaboration, and knowledge exchange.


Group Registration
We have designed the Symposiums for teams of individuals from your Institution to come together to experience exceptional content and foster meaningful connections.
Your Institution will process one registration for each Symposium you are interested in, and you will enter the names of your participants in that one registration.



June 24, 2024 * NCURA 2nd AI Symposium

For Your University Team of 3
Your AVP
Your CIO or Director of Information Technology 
Director of Your Sponsored Programs Office


Program Co-Chairs: Dave Richardson, Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research &
Innovation/Security Management Office and Sponsored Programs Administration Director,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign;
Dr. Ara Tahmassian, Chief Research Compliance Officer, Harvard University



June 25, 2024 *NCURA Research Security Symposium:
Building a Program Responsive to Regulatory Requirements

For Your University Team of 3
Your AVP
Your Director of Export Controls
Director of Your Sponsored Programs Office


Program Co-Chairs: Allen DiPalma, Director, Office of Trade Compliance,
University of Pittsburgh
Missy Peloso, Associate Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Research Services at the
University of Pennsylvania



June 26, 2024 *NCURA Pre- and Post-Award Directors Symposium:
Leading Together

For Your University Team of 2
Your Director of Pre-Award
Your Director of Post-Award


Program Co-Chairs: Dr. Kris Monahan, Senior Director of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance,
Providence College
Timothy Schailey, Assistant Vice President, Research Support Services, Office of Research Administration
Thomas Jefferson University




Host City
We will be hosting these experiences in in the historic gem of Old Town Alexandria, VA. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Old Town Alexandria, enjoy the vibrant dining scene and experience the beauty of the Potomac River Waterfront. Located just minutes from downtown Washington, DC, Old Town Alexandria offers easy access to the nation's capital and all it has to offer.
Getting to Old Town

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is about 10 minutes north of Old Town Alexandria by way of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
It is also a short ride on Metrorail between the Reagan National Airport station and the King St-Old Town station.

Contact Vanessa Martinez, NCURA Manager, Meetings & Conferences, martinez@ncura.edu, (202) 466-3894


  • Host Hotel Information

Hilton Old Town Alexandria Hotel

1767 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
+ 1-800-445-8667

Click here to book your room online at the conference rate
by calling the hotel reservation line at 1(800) Hiltons (1-800-445-8667). You will need to identify yourself as being with the Group Code: NCURA.


Group Code: NCURA
Cut-off Date: Sunday June 2, 2024,

To ensure you have the opportunity to reserve a room at the host hotel, book as soon as possible.
Discounted rates are available until June 2nd, or once the rooms sell out, whichever comes first.




Room Rates
Room Type Single Double
Standard Rooms $229 $229

Please Note: When making your reservation at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria you will be charged a deposit of your first night's room and tax.

For other hotel related questions, contact Vanessa Martinez (martinez@ncura.edu).