This year, NAVREF will be holding our annual conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Pentagon City. Attendees can reserve their rooms at the group rate of $219 per night. While The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City features an updated look and amenities, it continues to celebrate the past in subtle ways. Traditional elegance is weaved throughout this luxury hotel in Arlington, VA, where beautiful artwork is displayed honoring the Nation’s service members and leaders.
Preliminary Program Schedule
In keeping with our theme of 'Inspire-Partner-Succeed', our program is designed with the NPC in mind, and is offering pragmatic sessions with dynamic speakers. Exciting new elements to look forward to this year at the conference is a "Take the Hill Day" and a networking lunch to meet your VA STAR attorney.
Click here to view the prelimary program schedule Updated: August 30, 2016
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NAVREF Awards Nominations
The National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) is pleased to continue our “Awards for Distinguished Service & Innovation” for its second year. The awards will recognize professional contributions by individuals to NAVREF, its member nonprofit corporations (NPCs) or affiliated organizations within the fields of VA research and education. The awards will be presented at the NAVREF annual conference banquet scheduled for September 12, 2016.
Click here to learn more about each award or nomintate someone you know.
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Last year's inaugural winners include:
Barbara West Award - Ms. Nancy Watterson-Diorio, CEO of the Boston VA Research Institute
Board of Directors Award - Dr. John Johnson, Executive Director of the East Bay Institute for Research and Education
Innovations Award - Mr. Ron Hakes, Executive Director, Cincinnati Education and Research for Veterans Foundation