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In general the cancellation deadline is thirty days prior to the start of the conference, except where explicitly noted.  Cancellations requests received in writing to the CUR National Office at cur@cur.org prior to the cancellation deadline will receive a full refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline. Transfer of registration to another individual before the cancellation deadline is free of charge, but subject to member classification charges due to differences in conference rates. Transfer of registration after the cancellation deadline will be charged a $50.00 transfer fee.

Institutions may not substitute one participant for another without prior approval of the National Office.

CUR always suggests that their registrants purchase low-cost travel insurance when booking their air reservations. Not only will this insurance cover your airfare in the event of cancellation but will also cover the registration cost for the meeting you were to attend.



Northern Arizona University (NAU), Flagstaff, AZ

Thursday, June 29-Saturday, July 1, 2017


CUR holds an annual business meeting where the Executive Board and general council participate in helping shape the future of CUR and undergraduate research.  In CUR Conference years the Annual Business Meeting immediately precedes the CUR conference.

Update: The meeting starts at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 and ends around 12 noon on Saturday, July 1.

Click here for the 2017 draft schedule.-as of 6/10/17!


Click on links below to register:

ABM only registration:​


The registration fee FOR THE ABM MEETING ONLY is $225 (includes meals: Dinner on Thursday, Breakfast and Lunch on Friday, Breakfast on Saturday)

This meeting Registration includes registration for all portions of the Annual Business Meeting. 

ABM: Thursday, June 29-Saturday, July 1, 2017

         New Councilor Orientation (webinar date TBA)

         Opening Plenary Session (Beginning at 3:30pm)

URPD only Registration:


The last day to register is May 31, 2017.

For ABM, URPD and eboard  housing/hotel options, including on-campus housing, please see offering below.

Travel to NAU:

Airport Options:

There are two airport options to get you to NAU: Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) and Phoenix (PHX). The Flagstaff airport is about 20-30 minutes from NAU. The Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is about 2-1/2 hours away from Flagstaff. Reasonably-priced shuttle service is available from PHX, as well as taxis from FLG.

Ground Transportation:

Airport Shuttle
www.arizonashuttle.com or call (800) 888-2749
Arizona Shuttle is your easy, safe, and reliable city-to-city shuttle. Whether you’re coming or going, flying in or out of Phoenix Sky Harbor, or just traveling between Arizona’s major cities, Arizona Shuttle is the ideal choice for business travelers, vacationers, and students.

Taxis from FLG

Car Rental Options at FLG
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There will be limited complimentary shuttle services between the NAU High Country Conference Center (HCCC), residential housing and the Embassy Suites.

Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff

300 South Milton Road

Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Phone: 928-773-4900

To make reservations online, please visit:


Rate Code:

URPD Meeting

Cut-off Date:             

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Room Rate*:


Single Rate

Double Rate

Triple Rate

Quad Rate

Non-smoking 1 King Bed Deluxe





Non-smoking 2 Queen Beds Deluxe





*Rates are available Monday, June 26, 2017 – Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Individual Call-In reservations can be made by reserving online, go to www.druryhotels.com, then enter Group number of 2276862.  Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number of 2276862.  

Individual reservations must be cancelled prior to 12:00pm on the confirmed date of arrival in order to avoid a fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Flagstaff

706 South Milton Road

Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Phone: 928-774-4333

To make reservations online, please visit:


Rate Code:

CUR-URPD Meeting 2017

Cut-off Date:            

Friday, May 26, 2017

Room Rate*:







*Rates are available Monday, June 26, 2017 – Sunday, July 2, 2017; includes comp wifi.

Individual Call-In reservations can be made by reserving online, go to http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/F/FLGESES-CUR-20170622/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Reservations may also be made by calling 928-774-4333The Group name CUR-URPD Meeting 2017. 

Individual reservations must be cancelled 24 hours in advance of arrival in order to avoid a fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax.


On-Campus Housing - Non-airconditioned Residence Hall (Space is limited)

Ernest Calderón Learn Community - http://nau.edu/residence-life/housing-options/residence-halls/ernest-calder%C3%B3n-learning-community/

Ernest Calderón Learning Community’s academically-focused and 24-hour quiet environment is appreciated by residents who place success in their college career as their top priority. Calderón is a suite-style hall in central campus, offering several study spaces, kitchens, two classrooms, game room, fitness room and third floor “Summit Lounge” featuring a sweeping view of the mountains. 


$50 per night, includes linens (one blanket, two flat sheets, one pillow, one pillowcase, one towel, one washcloth)

*Rates are available Sunday, June 25, 2017 – Saturday, July 1, 2017 (only). Note if you are departing on Saturday, July 1, departure time is 8 am. Complimentary luggage storage will be available. 

*For those who choose to lodge in NAU Residential Housing, a residential housing parking permit will be required; the cost is $25. If you require parking with your residential housing, please select and pay during registration.

Room Features:

  • one adult per room
  • one bathroom and shower per suite
  • two desks per room
  • three drawer - each drawer measures 16" x 8" 
  • two chairs per room
  • two closets with wall dividers per room
  • each closet measures 46" x 25"
  • two dressers per room
  • three drawer - each drawer measures 35" x 8"
  • two wall shelves per room
  • each shelf measures 42" x 13" x 15" 
  • one sink with a mirror per room
  • one 3.9 cubic ft. refrigerator with freezer per room
  • carpet

For more information concerning the Annual Business Meeting schedule, please contact Tavia Cummings at tcummings@cur.org.


Historical Conference Information

June 23-25, 2016, University of S. Florida, Tampa

June 25-27, 2015, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

June 26-28, 2014, Washington Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
June 20-22, 2013, Chapman University.
June 21-23, 2012, The College of New Jersey.
June 14-18, 2011, Washington University in Saint Louis.
June 17-19, 2010, Weber State University.
June 17-20, 2009, Montana State University.
June 19-21, 2008, College of Saint Benedict.
June 21-23, 2007, Hamilton College.
June 22-24, 2006, DePauw University.
June 22-25, 2005, Wabash College.
June 21-23, 2004, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
June 18-21, 2003, Ursinus College.
June 17-19, 2002, Connecticut College.
June 20-23, 2001, Elon University.
June 20-22, 2000, The College of Wooster.
June 23-26, 1999, University of Minnesota - Duluth.
June 22-24, 1998, Occidental College.
June 19-21, 1997, Lafayette College.
June 24-26, 1996, North Carolina Central University.
June 8-10, 1995, New College of the University of South Florida.
June 20-22, 1994, Bates College.
June 4-5, 1993, Pomona College.
June 8-10, 1992, Hope College.
June 13-15, 1991, University of Richmond.
June 26-30, 1990, Trinity University.
June 16-17, 1989, Haverford College.
July 15-16, 1988, Carleton College.
June 19-21, 1986, Macalester College.
July 24-25, 1985, Colgate University.
June 8-9, 1984, Chicago, IL.
July 29-30, 1983, Wayzata, MN.
September 16-17, 1982, Kansas City, MO.
October 2-3, 1981, Oak Brook, IL.
August 24-25, 1980, Palo Alto, CA.
September 28-29, 1979, Pittsburgh, PA.

Place a Bid to host a future Annual Business Meeting.

To place a bid, please review the CUR Bid Process.