Promoting research partnerships 

to improve veterans’ health

2018 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Contact NAVREF to inquire about our 2018 conference sponsor/exhibition opportunities by emailing or calling 301-656-5005

NAVREF Scholarship Program

NAVREF encourages every VA-affiliated nonprofit research and education corporation (NPC) to send at least one individual to NAVREF’s Annual Conference. To make this goal more possible, NAVREF offers scholarships to assist member organizations with registration costs for one representative from the NPC to attend the annual conference.

To apply, click here. You must download the PDF to complete the form.


 Member Rate: $865 (Group Rate: $665 each additional person)

 VA Rate: $900

 Academic or Industry Rate: $1000

Hotel Information

This year, NAVREF will be holding our annual conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Pentagon City, right outside the walls of the Pentagon and adjacent to our nation's capital. Attendees can reserve their rooms at the group rate of $239 per night. Surrounded by the history of both Arlington and Washington, DC, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City offers a hotel experience that beautifully melds traditional and modern touches. Iconic monuments, renowned museums and important historical sights are moments away, and after a day of meetings or exploration, guests can return to luxury comforts 

Click here to make your hotel reservations  or call 1-800-241-3333  |  Group Code: NRZNRZA


Preliminary Program Schedule & Presentation Downloads

Although our 2018 conference is still in development, rest assured our program is designed with the NPC in mind, and is offering pragmatic sessions with dynamic speakers. 

Click here to view the preliminary program schedule  (updated 8/22/2018)

Download Presentations and Handouts Here (NAVREF Website Account Holders Only)


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 third 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 a special ceremony scheduled for September 10, 2018.

Click here to learn more about each award or nominate someone you know

*Please download the PDF form to your desktop before completing the form. Information will not save if it is opened in your browser.

2017 Award Winners

Barbara West Award

Ms. Priscilla West, Executive Director of the Veteran's Education and Research Association of Northern New England

Board of Directors Award

Ms. Alanna Caffas, Executive Director of the Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh

Innovations and Best Practice Award

Mr. Hawk Tran, NAVREF Operations Officer

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