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2024 Sponsors

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Contact us to inquire about our sponsor/exhibitor opportunities by emailing or by
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The 32nd NAVREF Annual Conference, themed 'Passing the Torch,' is crafted to ignite inspiration and empower all participants in exploring boundless horizons within our unique VA research community. As we embrace the spirit of passing the torch, akin to the Olympic tradition, together we embark on new journeys of discovery to propel the VA research portfolio forward.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

1250 South Hayes Street  |  Arlington, VA 22202

As Arlington’s premier luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City offers an experience that beautifully blends modern luxury and traditional touches. Located minutes from Washington, D.C., this unforgettable Pentagon City, VA hotel allows guests to enjoy easy access to D.C.'s iconic landmarks, monuments, museums, and attractions.

Attendees for the regular NAVREF conference should consider booking their stay at this hotel. 

Group Room Block Rate: $261 per night

Room Block Rate Cutoff Date: August 24, 2024

Hotel Phone: 1-800-422-2410  *Please reference the group name "NAVREF 2024 Annual Conference" when making reservations by phone.

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The Double Tree Hotel, Crystal City

2300 Army Navy Dr  |   Arlington, VA 22202

Attendees for the CDA portion of the NAVREF Conference should consider booking their stay at this property.

Group Room Block Rate: $239 per night

Room Block Rate Cutoff Date: August 24, 2024

Hotel Phone: (703) 416-4100

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2024 NAVREF Conference Agenda

**Please download the NAVREF app for easy access to the agenda, room assignment, and fellow attendees**

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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.

If your NPC is interested in applying for this scholarship, please complete the online application. The NAVREF Team will be in touch after we review your application. If you do not hear a response from us within 72 hours, please reach out to Hawk at

NAVREF Conference Merch Store 

Just sometimes we can't meet in person doesn't mean you can't get some cool NAVREF branded merchandise. From apparel to accessories, the store will have everything you need to collect memories and show your NAVREF pride.

Enter the NAVREF Merch Store

2024 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 ninth 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.

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2023 Award Winners

Barbara West Award

Gerhard Schulteis, PhD

Associate Chief of Staff, Research and Development, VA San Diego Healthcare System

Board of Directors Award

James Blankenship

VA Pittsburgh Health Care

Innovations and Best Practice Award

The ROGUE Team: Angie Smith, Michelle Trimble, Autumn Smith, Samantha Galley, and Jennifer Mock

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