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Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), an independent research university located in Cleveland’s University Circle, will serve as host of the 16th Annual Conference. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at CWRU confers with the NPA on issues of policy and practice involving postdocs, and works closely with the NPA to provide accurate data on postdocs and university policies so that advocacy for postdocs on a national level can continue.


The conference will take place at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, an icon of the city's impressive architecture and abundant history.


Connect to the Future Generation of Academia & Industry

Now approaching its 16th year, the Annual Conference remains the largest national conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community. The event continues to grow and we anticipate approximately 500 attendees this year. Conference attendees include postdoctoral scholars, administrators, and faculty, along with representatives from disciplinary societies, industry, and corporations.


Postdoctoral scholars ("postdocs") conduct research and support discovery in biomedical sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, the humanities, and other important academic disciplines. They represent the next generation of research, academia, and industry. Postdocs represent tomorrow's leaders who will drive advancements in technology, policy, medicine and the global research enterprise.

The NPA will host an information session for companies to showcase their opportunities and interact with postdoctoral scholars. This will be a round-table, speed meet-and-greet session, where companies will give a five-minute presentation and each postdoc will introduce themselves.

Tentative schedule for the session (2 hours 45 minutes):

  • 15 minutes: introductions and instructions on how the event will work
  • 1 hour 15 minutes: speed networking
  • 15 minutes: break
  • 1 hour: speed networking

As part of this $2,000 package, each company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations, participation in the Career Connections event, and an ad on the mobile event app. The first five (5) companies that confirm a spot for this event will receive a complimentary exhibit table as part of the package! TWO SPOTS LEFT!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Contact the NPA staff for more information.

Founded in 2003, the NPA seeks to provide a national voice for postdocs, to facilitate positive change for postdocs, and to advance postdoc career and professional development. The NPA’s membership includes over 200 research organizations whose research is supported by approximately 80,000 postdocs.

The NPA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and your sponsorship may be considered a tax-deductible contribution, according to the limits of the law. For example, the portion of your sponsorship attributed to an ad in the program book may not be tax-deductible, depending on ad content.

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