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TURAC 2024+

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

10:00 am__|__Tour De TURAC


Come join the Networking Subcommittee & connect! Get to know your colleagues before the upcoming conference! Detailed instructions will come to registrants, but be prepared for:

Speed Networking
Connect in a lightning round of networking with each participant sharing name, school, position, and one unique thing about you.

Q&A Panel
Want to learn more about the upcoming TURAC conference? Hear about the best hidden gems of Flagstaff that you won’t want to miss! Join us to hear TURAC+2024 in’s and out’s and MORE!

RA Jeopardy
Get to know you colleagues at all universities over a game of Research Admin Jeopardy” Come and Join the fun!

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

7:30 am___|__Morning Yoga

Morning Yoga

Nicky Jurgens from NAU will kick off the Tri-University Research Administration Convening with 25 minutes of chair yoga. This session is suitable for everyone, even in your business attire! This series of gentle stretches will improve blood flow throughout your body and clear your mind, getting you all set for the days ahead!

Following our yoga session, NAU Health and Wellness Counselor, Michael Bouck, will offer a Mindful Meditation exercise. After this enlightening session, you’ll be sure to be in the right head space for conference activities!

8:30 am___|__Breakfast
9:20 am___|__Opening Session__|__Opening Remarks and Plenary Speaker
10:00 am__|__Break
10:30 am__|__Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm__|__Lunch
12:30 pm__|__Intelligent Matchmaking

Intelligent Matchmaking | Online & In-Person

Guess Who: Research Administration Edition. Come join us for a familiar childhood favorite, but make it Research Administration! Get to know your colleagues by asking them yes/no questions and find your mystery people! On top of the fun, earn the chance to win a gift card!

1:30 pm___|__F&A Rate Agreement Process
2:00 pm___|__Break

2:15 pm___|__Research Administration and Strategic Connections across Arizona
3:45 pm___|__Break

4:00 pm___|__Breakout Sessions
5:00 pm___|__Mocktail & Mingle__|__OVPR Dinner__|__AZ Trivia Night

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

TURAC 2024+ is showcasing three tracks tailored for specific administration processes. Select from options such as Pre-Award, Post-Award, and our Cross-cutting track, each featuring multiple sessions. Attend sessions in one track or choose sessions from each to explore the world of research administration.

7:30 am___|__Breakfast
7:30 am___|__Networking Event: Walk & Talk

Walk & Talk

Join us as we meet over coffee and tour NAU’s historic North Quad. We will be live streaming via Facebook so no one will miss out on all NAU has to offer! We’ll walk from the International Pavilion and see sights such as the Liberal Arts building, Cline Library, the University Union, Old Main, and much more.

8:30 am___|__Learning Tracks

Setting Up New Awards for Success

9:45 am___|__Break

10:00 am__|__Learning Tracks __|__Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

Post-Award Best Practices for Collaborative Management of HHS-Funded Awards

11:15 am__|__Lunch__|__CLARA Info Session
12:45 pm__|__Break

1:00 pm___|__Learning Tracks

Navigating Complexities of Award Changes

2:15 pm___|__Break

2:30 pm___|__Learning Tracks__|__Letters of Love

Managing Fruitful Research Collaborations with External Partners

3:45 pm___|__Break

4:00 pm___|__Closing Session___|__Collaboration: Why Your Work Matters