2019 Conference: Registration Opens Next Week

NORDP 2019 with photo of buildings in Providence

Registration for NORDP 2019 will open TUESDAY, January 15!

This year’s Research Development Conference will offer several new options for three full days of programming. A welcome reception will take place as members arrive Sunday evening, then all sessions kick off the morning of Monday, April 29, with concurrent 2-hour and 4-hour workshops. Please note:  space is limited for 4-hour sessions, and they will require advance registration.

Both 4- and 2-hour workshops provide opportunities for more in-depth development of a topic than a traditional 1-hour conference session can allow.

Four-hour workshops provide an opportunity for intensive engagement with activities and applications, interacting with both the topic and with one another. Attendance is capped to maximize participant engagement, so registration is required.

Two-hour workshops allow an in-depth exploration of the topic with applications and discussion to facilitate learning.

In addition, attendees will enjoy standard 1-hour sessions, 1-hour roundtable discussions, lightning talks, the Ideas Showcase and plenary speakers.

The conference programming schedule will be available soon!



Conference News for the New Year

Mark your calendars! Early bird registration for the 2019 NORDP conference in Providence, RI, will open January 15. The early bird rate of $640 (which includes all conference activities) will be available until March 15.

Our new conference format–with 4-hour workshops and 2-hour presentations included in regular programming–offers a multitude of options for members to learn, network, strategize, and be inspired. For planning purposes, please note that 4-hour workshop attendance is capped, and thus first-come, first-served; you will register for your preferred workshop when you register for the conference. We’ll announce the 2019 workshop line-up early next month.

Conference plans will rev up in January, so stay tuned for more details, cameos and surprises in the new year!

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

2019 CFA Update & Conference Collaborations


NORDP has launched the Call for Abstracts for the 2019 Research Development Conference in Providence, and the application system is now open! All abstract proposals are due by November 25, 2018, at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time).

New for 2019:  There are a number of formats to consider for presentations. Individual or panel presentations may be proposed for one- or two-hour sessions. You also can pitch a one-hour roundtable, or a 5-minute Lightning Talk. Details can be found in the CFA.

If you’re looking to collaborate with others to develop a panel idea or workshop, there’s now a new option for connecting with potential co-presenters! Try out our message board at 2019nordpconf.proboards.com, which will allow the NORDP community to post ideas, search for like-minded colleagues, and craft stronger presentation abstracts.

When you visit 2019nordpconf.proboards.com, simply click on the “Conference Presentation Collaborators Exchange.” There, you can see what ideas others have shared and post a reply within individual folders if you’re interested in a topic. You can propose brand new ideas by clicking the “Create Thread” button in the upper right-hand corner.

Please contact Jenna McGuire with questions (mcguire.165@osu.edu).