Upcoming Meeting

2020 NARRTC Conference

April 2 and 3, 2020

Telling Our Story: Past, Present, and Future

Conference Registration: cvent.me/ZQQEva

Ritz Carlton – Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202

Room Reservations: book.passkey.com/e/49990839 
  • Start date of room rate: 4/1/2020
  • End date of room rate: 4/3/2020
  • Deadline (no changes permitted):  March 2, 2020
  • Room Rate: $299 per night


Thursday, April 2, 2020 (Day One)
8:00 am – 8:45 am Registration
8:45 am – 9:00 am Opening Remarks 
9:00 am – 10:00 am  Keynote Speaker
10:15 am – 11:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
11:15 am – 12:15 pm  Concurrent Sessions 
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Buffet Lunch and Business Meeting
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm NIDILRR Roundtables
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Concurrent Sessions 
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm  Poster Session
Friday, April 3, 2020 (Day Two)
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am Mentor Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:15 am   Keynote Panel
10:30 am – 11:30 am  Concurrent Sessions
11:45 am – 12:45 pm NARRTC “Best Paper Award”
12:45 pm – 3:00 pm Updates from NIDILRR and ACL & Buffet Lunch

Questions regarding the 2020 NARRTC Conference should be directed to Dana Barton, the conference chairperson.

Key Dates

Submissions Due: November 22, 2019

Notifications by: January 10, 2020 (note new date)

Accepted Presenters Conference Registration by: January 22, 2020 (note new date)

Submit your abstract proposal here: is.gd/narrtc_2020

NARRTC Conference Registration: cvent.me/ZQQEva

Pre-Conference Workshop, April 1, 2020:

Outreach to Policymakers

Learn about which strategies are best for sharing research information with state and national policymakers. NARRTC and the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) are co-sponsoring a free pre-NARRTC conference workshop for researchers funded by NIDILRR on Wednesday afternoon, April 1, 2020, at the Embassy Suites Hotel-Crystal City. Space allowing, we may invite non-NIDILRR-affiliated researchers.

Outreach to Policymakers: Mark Bayer of Bayer Strategic Consulting will lead an all new, interactive, in-person workshop presenting proven and research-based strategies for networking and sharing research results with representatives on Capitol Hill and in grantees’ home states. Restrictions on lobbying will also be addressed.

A few weeks before the workshop, registrants will be invited to participate in a pre-workshop webcast to orient participants to the event and to address specific questions about meeting with policymakers. Webcast details will be sent to workshop registrants.

 Date and time:

April 1, 2020, 12:00–4:30 p.m. (Eastern)

  • 12:00–12:30 p.m. – Registration and refreshments
  • 12:30–4:30 p.m. – Interactive workshop

 Location: Potomac Room 1-3; Embassy Suites Hotel-Crystal City; 1300 Richmond (formerly Jefferson Davis) Highway, Arlington, VA 22202). Phone: 703-979-9799.

Sleeping rooms are $251/night, and a free shuttle is available that passes the Ritz-Carlton hotel/Pentagon City Metro stop.

 Register now: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5250972/register-2020-outreach-policymakers