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2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Contact NAVREF to inquire about our 2019conference 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: $430                                                                   

 VA Rate: $900

 Academic or Industry Rate: $1000

2019 Hotel Information

For 2019, NAVREF will be holding our annual conference at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel, right on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Attendees can reserve their rooms at the group rate of $124 per night. Every room in the hacienda-style hotel has a balcony overlooking the River Walk or the city. The hotel is walking distance from restaurants, bars and shops. Reserve your room today!

Click here to make your hotel reservations   |  Phone Number: TBA    Group Code: NAVREF


Preliminary Program Schedule & Presentation Downloads

Although our 2019 conference is still in development, rest assured our program is designed with the NPC in mind, and is offering pragmatic sessions with dynamic speakers. 

Schedule and Presentations:

Click here to view the program schedule - (UPDATED JULY 10, 2019)

Download the 2019 Presentations and Handouts Here 


2018 Award Winners

Barbara West Award

Ms. Mary Thornton, Director of Data Integrity

Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research

Board of Directors Award

Ms. Rebecca Rosales, Executive Director

Northern California Institute for Research and Education

Innovations and Best Practice Award

Mr. Kevin Hull, Executive Director

Westside Institute of Science and Education

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 fourth 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.

Click here to download the nomination form

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