Region IV Spring Meeting 2015, April 26-29 - Chicago
Research Administration Going Global
Joint Meeting with Region VIII
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Research Administration Going Global
April 26-29, 2015 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Plan to attend the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region IV and Region VIII Spring Meeting, hosted at the historical Drake Hotel in beautiful Chicago. (Click here to learn more about why you have to come to Chicago!)
About the Spring Meeting
This meeting is a joint event between Region IV (Mid-America) and Region VIII (International). The opportunities for networking with colleagues both local and abroad are endless!
Meeting attendees will choose from a wide range of concurrent sessions during the two and a half days of regular conference scheduling on Monday through Wednesday. Topics covered include pre-award, post-award, research compliance, effort reporting, and more.
Optional special interest workshops will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015, and a tour of three Chicago research institutions, with a focus on international collaborations, will be offered on Thursday, April 30. These sessions provide great supplemental information to the regular program as well as ideal stand-alone learning opportunities for those who just can't be away from their office during the week.
Registration will open in early spring.
Stay Another Day: Sponsored Research Tour
Since you’re already in Chicago, please stay one more day for a tour of premier academic research institutions in the area. Participants are urged to register early as space is limited.
Departing from the Drake hotel on Thursday morning, attendees will travel by motor coach to information packed sessions at three locations. At each stop, sponsored research staff will give an overview of their institution and highlight international collaborations – what allowed them to succeed.
Successful collaborations require an equally strong administrative and scientific partnership. Research administrators acquire competencies through training and with each project experience. Administrative staff will discover ways to apply new found skills at our home institutions. Learn how to establish research administrative collaborations with others in your country and beyond.
Lunch is included, snacks and drinks are provided en route, and wear comfortable shoes.
Interested in Volunteering or Presenting?
Interested in presenting or volunteering at the meeting? We're always looking for members to get involved! Let us know how you're interested in participating. Please contact:
Beth Seaton or Bruno Woeran, to submit a session idea or abstract.
Tiina Berg or Jim Maus, to help out with the meeting logistics and technology support.
Also, keep your eye out for the volunteer spot sign up coming in early 2015!
Note that you don't need to be a member to attend. However, membership definitely has its advantages, including Mentoring and Leadership Development Program Opportunities, the National NCURA Conference and Regional Spring Meeting, a Quarterly Newsletter, access to Job Databases, and access to Collaborate NCURA! If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here.
Spread the Word
Plan to join us and please share this e-mail with others in your organization.Even with an extraordinarily tight budget, professional development is important, especially with the changing nature of research administration, and the ability to network with other professionals and exchange ideas is paramount to bringing back ideas for creating solutions and problem-solving.