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Celebrating 30 Years of NAVREF!
PEARLS of Wisdom: Persistence, Energy, Ambition, Resilience, Longevity, Sustainability
As we begin to shake off the shadow of the past, we begin to look towards the future through our PEARLS of Wisdom. The 30th NAVREF Annual Conference will begin Sunday, September 11 in the Washington, DC area. In addition to the forward-focused educational program, we are also planning social experiences and enhanced networking activities to make the most out of our 30th celebration.
CONFERENCE DATES: September 11 - 14, 2022
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City welcomes visitors to the Washington, DC area with luxury hotel suites and rooms, a chic club lounge and more than 17,000 square feet of newly redesigned, versatile event space. Find inspiration within the hotel’s classically inspired interiors or explore nearby attractions in DC and Crystal City.
Room Rate: $240 plus tax
Hotel Phone: (703) 415-5000
NAVREF Conference Swag Store
Not coming to the conference doesn't mean you can't get some cool NAVREF branded swag. From apparel to accessories (including masks), our store has practical items to show off your NAVREF pride.
NAVREF Scholarship Program
NAVREF encourages every VA-affiliated nonprofit research and education corporation (NPC) to attend NAVREF’s Annual Conference. To make this goal more possible, NAVREF offers scholarships to assist member organizations with registration costs to attend our signature event.
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 seventh 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.
Nominations Are Now Open: Submit Your Nomination
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2021 Award Winners
Barbara West Award
Maria Sittmann, CEO
Veterans Medical Research Foundation
Board of Directors Award
Leslie Hughes, Executive Director
Foundation for Atlanta Veterans Education and Research
Innovations and Best Practice Award
Paige Webb, Operations Manager
North Florida Foundation for Research and Education