2016 Northeast/Southern Section Meeting

February 28 - March 2, 2016
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
New York, NY

A Message from the Presidents . . .  

On behalf of the entire planning committee, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the conference website for the Northeast/Southern Section Meeting to be held February 28-March 2, 2016 in New York City. The conference venue will be the Crowne Plaza Hotel, right in the heart of Times Square. We sincerely hope you can join us in The City that Never Sleeps!

We have set the perfect stage for our program, Come Learn with SRA under the Bright Lights of Broadway! Whether you are a seasoned research administrator or brand new to the field, you will find workshops and sessions at every level, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Three of SRA’s most popular Certificate Programs will be offered: Pre-Award, Financial Management and Leadership. So, whether you are missing just a few sessions to complete or you want to start and finish one of these three Certificate Programs, New York City is the place to be for your professional development.

All workshops and sessions, including those that do and do not fall under one of the Certificate Programs, will be placed into one of six tracks consisting of Sponsored Programs Planning, Development and Deliveries, Financial and Post-Award Administration, Professional Development, Research Law, Sponsors and Agencies and Research Ethics and Compliance. There will be plenty of choices from which to select and fill up your Playbill: Act I –Full-Day and Half-Day Workshops on Sunday, February 28; Act II – The Opening Reception, Sunday Evening; Act III – The Keynote Speaker, Monday Morning, February 29; Act IV – Concurrent Sessions, Monday-Wednesday, February 29-March 2; and Act V – the Grand Finale.

We are also looking into “things to do” in New York City after a day of professional development and networking such as dinner groups, tours, a theatrical production on Broadway, etc. There is so much to see and do so if you have never been to New York City or you frequent the City to find something new every time, the 2016 Northeast/Southern Section Meeting is calling your name. You may not have another chance to visit NYC any time soon!

Best regards,

Dominic Esposito, President      Ellen Zavala, President
Northeast Section, SRA               Southern Section, SRA