2022 NARRTC Conference

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2022 NARRTC Conference
Resourcefulness, Resilience and Responsiveness: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Following the Covid-19 Pandemic

April 27 & 28, 2022

Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, VA

Proposed agenda available (subject to change).

Questions? Contact Allen Heinemann, conference chair, at a-heinemann@northwestern.edu.

NARRTC Pre-Conference In-Person Workshops:
Outreach to Policymakers and Science Communication and Public Engagement

April 26, 2022

Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, VA

Plan to be in town one day early to attend one or both of the free pre-NARRTC conference workshops the Center on KTDRR has planned in conjunction with the conference. These workshops are designed for NIDILRR grantees (and grantees are given registration priority). Attendance for each workshop is capped at 15 registrants. Non-grantees will be accepted if space is available. We can help you extend your hotel reservation as needed.

Outreach to Policy Makers

The morning offering will be our “Outreach to Policymakers” workshop, facilitated by Bayer Strategic Consulting. Learn about (and practice!) the best strategies for sharing research information with state and national policymakers from Mark Bayer of Bayer Strategic Consulting. Management Concepts will introduce the workshop with a short presentation describing restrictions on lobbying pertinent to federal grantees. 

This workshop was offered online in January 2021 and just closed out its second iteration online on December 10, 2021. If you missed those online versions, or want a refresher and can travel in April, join us!  

Science Communication and Public Engagement

In the afternoon, you can attend “live and in person” the workshop that the American Association for the Advancement of Science facilitates for us on “Science Communication and Public Engagement.” Learn fundamentals from current science communication research and basic best practices for engaging with the public. Participants will develop individual plans that include a public engagement goal and ways to engage a relevant audience with tailored messages. Attendees also brainstorm an engagement scenario and identify steps to put their plans into action. 

Note: Both workshops are free and open to the public; however, registration is capped at 15 attendees, and we give priority to NIDILRR grantees. The Center on KTDRR does not cover travel costs for attendees.