First Time Attendees

Welcome First Time Attendees of NCURA's 13th Annual Pre-Award Research Administration Conference

We are excited you will be joining us for the 2019 Pre-Award Research Administration Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Now that you've registered, you may be wondering what to expect. As a conference attendee, you will receive informative education from presentations, discussions, open forums and panels while also experiencing the best networking, with like-minded Research Administrators. The tips below will help you have an engaging and enjoyable conference experience.


  • Map out your goals: For first time conference attendees the experience can seem overwhelming. If you’re wondering how to navigate the many sessions and discussion groups, consider focusing on a few topics that interest you instead of trying to participate in everything. Be sure to discuss with your supervisor before departing, to ensure you are attending the appropriate sessions. Please visit the Program to learn more. 
  • Volunteer: We are always looking for volunteers to help at the conference. This is a great way to be seen and to meet others including some of the many presenters.  Please click HERE to see a list of our volunteer opportunities!
  • Business cards: Make sure to bring plenty of business cards.The PRA Conference is a great opportunity to make new connections in your profession, so don't miss out and be prepared!
  • Download our Conference App:  This year's 2019 PRA Conference Mobile App will be coming to you via email, the week before the conferences!