First Time Participants

First Time Participants


New Member Welcome- Sunday, August 5th 5:15-5:45pm, International Ballroom East, Concourse Level

New members are encouraged to gather on Sunday evening prior to our night at the museum to be welcomed by NCURA’s Vice President Tony Ventimiglia and the 60th Annual Meeting Co-Chairs Kay Gilstrap and Robyn Remotigue. This is an opportunity to pick up some great networking tips to maximize your conference experience, engage in some fun networking activities and meet your colleagues! We will leave from the session together at 5:45 pm to make our way to the Terrace Level to board buses to the museum.

Welcome Lounge at the Museum- Sunday, August 5th 7:00-8:15pm, First Floor, Rotunda Area

Once you have arrived at the museum, make your way to the First Floor Rotunda (let the elephant guide your way)! We will have a special area set aside for our new members to welcome you, enjoy delicious food, and to connect with each other. This is also a great opportunity to meet up with new colleagues and tour the museum together.

Certificate Program- NCURA is offering a Certificate Program during the Annual Meeting. With no pre-registration required and no fee to participate, the Certificate Program is a great way to tailor your Annual Meeting experience to your needs. Certificate Programs will be available for the following areas: Compliance, Departmental Research Administration, Global Research Management, Post-Award Research Administration, and Pre-Award Research Administration. For more information, click here.

Volunteer opportunities at AM60- NCURA offers many volunteer opportunities while you’re at the Annual Meeting. Help greet conference attendees at the Express Registration desk, lead your colleagues on a morning run/walk, and much more! View all AM60 volunteer opportunities here.

Mentor Program- Traveling to your first Annual Meeting alone? Request a mentor for the Annual Meeting to share the meeting experience with. Click here for more information.

Networking Events- The Annual Meeting isn’t only a great place for education, it’s also an excellent opportunity to network with your peers! We have several special events during AM60 to help you create lasting professional relationships. A list of our special events can be found here.