Networking and Events

Networking & Events

at NCURA's 65th Annual Meeting




Participating in the NCURA 65th Annual Meeting gives you a unique opportunity to network with Research Administrators who face the same day-to-day issues as you.

Here are a number of benefits to networking with your colleagues at NCURA’s 65th Annual Meeting!

  • Brainstorm: If two heads are better than one – just imagine how much better 20 or 30 heads will be. By networking with other people in your same situation you can uncover new solutions, new ideas and even new ways of looking at situations.
  • Recharge: Comparing notes with other professionals helps to reinvigorate your enthusiasm. You are not alone!
  • Build Contacts: Establishing a contact list of people you have personally met through networking at NCURA’s 65th Annual Meeting makes future communications more personal whether it’s a call for information or a question.
  • Share Resources: Connecting with other Research Administrators on a first name basis makes sharing resources easy and helps ideas flow!
  • Make New Friends:It is not an unusual phenomenon for long-lasting friendships to originate at NCURA Conferences!

NCURA’s 65th Annual Meeting creates an excellent platform to network, share stories and experiences, ask for advice and generally compare notes. You can learn new techniques and different ways to approach situations. We encourage you to take advantage of the social time away from the business agenda to mix and interact with colleagues and put faces to names, which is just as important as all the information you will take away from the conference.



NCURA's Opening Night Event
Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery
Sunday, August 6, 2023

This event is included in your conference registration. Guest tickets are available for purchase until Thursday, July 29th. Adult: $80, Young Adult 18 & Under: $60, Children 10 & Under: Free.

Bus transportation to and from the museum will be offered.

Opening Night Event Menu
Passed hors d’oeuvres
Seared cubed ahi tuna, ginger pineapple and sesame seed glaze, pickled fried leeks (gf)(df)
Mexican street corn croquette, chili, lime & cilantro crema (v) (gf)
Chicken biscuit, cheddar & chive biscuit, fried chicken, chipotle honey


Appetizer Buffet
Mediterranean Platter
Roasted red pepper hummus, tzatziki, baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves, marinated feta, kalamata olives, toasted pita chips, grilled pita bread, cocktail pearl onions with zaatar (v)
Israeli couscous salad with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta, herb vinaigrette (Feta on the side ) (vegan)
Cheese & Charcuterie Market
Artisan Cheeses, Cured Meats, Balsamic Fig Spread, Quince Paste
Fresh Baked Bread, Roasted & Spiced Nuts, Fresh & Dried Fruit
Crudite, olives, cornichons, pickles, herbs & edible floral
Gourmet crackers
Mini Sliders
Truffle Beef Sliders - roasted garlic aioli, melted gruyere, caramelized onions
Cuban Slider - Braised pork, bread & butter pickle, mustard, crispy potato straws
Carolina pulled chicken sliders - market slaw, bbq potato chip
Chickpea falafel slider - lemon tahini yogurt, sumac onions, pickled cabbage (v)
GF sliders available upon request
Grill Station
Chicken Satay, Spicy peanut sauce (gf)
BBQ Beef skewers with roasted apple BBQ sauce (GF)
Grilled Summer vegetable skewers with roasted garlic aioli (vegan) (gf)
Mini Dumplings
Peruvian Beef empanadas, chipotle aioli
Pork Steamed buns with hoison drizzle
Vegetarian Samosas with Tamarind chutney (v)
Polish pierogies with chive truffle cream sauce (v)
Beef & lemongrass dumplings with soy lime dipping sauce
Mini Bowls of Mac & Cheese
Gruyere & white cheddar with baked tomatoes, breadcrumbs, three cheese mac & cheese (v)


Mini Dessert Bar
Salted Caramel Cheesecake Shooters
Lemon Bars
Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream & Fresh Berries (GF)
Mini Fruit Tart (Vegan)
Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Raspberry Napoleons


Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks & Water will be served.


NCURA's AM65 Tuesday Night Event,


Washington Hilton Hotel
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Sponsored in Part by Cayuse - NCURA Gold Plus Member Sponsor  

Join us for our NCURA Family Block Party festivities for the Tuesday Night Event. Soak in the fun, come as you are, while we enjoy great foods, music, and most of all...each other! Make new contacts and stay connected with friends and colleagues at this fun event!

This event is included in your conference registration. Guest tickets can be purchased for this event, during the registration process. Adult: $80, Young Adult 18 & Under: $60, Children 10 & Under: Free.



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Washington, DC  20036

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