As Presidents of the Western and Midwestern Sections, we extend a heartfelt welcome to the upcoming joint section meeting scheduled from April 2-5, 2024, at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel in the scenic city of Palm Springs, California.

Palm Springs, renowned for its captivating desert allure and serene atmosphere, offers a plethora of experiences beyond our designated meeting space. Embark on leisurely walks through the desert landscapes, savor the local culinary delights, immerse yourself in the area's natural beauty, delve into its rich history, or explore the array of museums conveniently located nearby.

We are very excited and filled with increasing anticipation for an amazing conference in Palm Springs. We're eagerly looking forward to reconnecting, revitalizing our sense of community, and embracing new avenues for growth. Moreover, our commitment extends to curating an outstanding program with diverse offerings tailored to cater to every member of the research community.

Workshops and concurrent sessions will be offered in five tracks, including:

  • Financial Management & Post-Award
  • Pre-Award & Sponsored Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Proposal Development/Management Infrastructure
  • Science and Security/Research Protection and Compliance

In addition, we’ll be offering three certificates in full. 

Introduction to Research Administration and Management (IRAM)
Research Development (RD)
Research Integrity (RI)

We hope you will join us in making Palm Springs the best meeting yet! 


Grace Liu, Western Section President 
Melissa Karby, Midwest Section President


Hotel & Travel

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel 

888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Price per night: $244 USD + tax/night

Reservations Online - Click Here
Hotel Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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