CUR holds an Annual Business Meeting (ABM) where the Executive Board and General Council participate in helping shape the future of CUR and undergraduate research. 

June 25-27, 2019

The Ohio State University - Columbus



The Ohio State University, Columbus

Curl Hall (General Session)

Building 1106

80 W. Woodruff Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210

The ABM meeting starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends around noon on the last day. 

Registration Fees:

The Annual Business Meeting registration fee is $250.

Registration rates include the following meals:

Tuesday - dinner / Wednesday- breakfast and lunch / Thursday - breakfast only

*A $25 late fee will apply for registrations received after the May 31, 2019 (registration cut-off (date).


John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)  -  

There are a variety of convenient travel options to get you in and out of the airport without slowing you down.



2110 Tuttle Park Pl. at Woody Hayes Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210
Tel. 614-247-4000

To book online see, entering the dates of stay and group code UNGRE2019 under Special Codes. The conference rate is $174. The last day to book is Monday, June 3, 2019.

Here is a quick link for you as well CUR 2019 URPD

The Blackwell Inn has all your transportation needs covered. They proudly offer complimentary, prearranged airport transportation (based on availability) to and from John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) for our hotel guests. Contact their Concierge or Guest Services Representative at (614) 247-4050 or (866) 247-4003 to schedule your airport transportation at least 24 hours in advance. You may also schedule your airport transportation using their e-Concierge.

Overnight Valet Parking (BLACKWELL)

  • Overnight valet parking – $20

Oversized vehicles require a 24-hour notice and are subject to increased parking rates. Note that valet prices vary during special events, including football games, stadium concerts, and graduation; rates will be available the week of the event.

Self-Parking (BLACKWELL)

Self-parking is available in the Lane Avenue Parking Garage adjacent to the hotel. This is not a hotel-operated garage, and fees must be paid directly to the garage via electronic cashier each time a vehicle departs the structure. Note that there are no in-and-out privileges available for those self-parking.

The rates for the Lane Avenue Parking Garage are based on a 24-hour clock which resets daily at midnight.  

Note, that the garage operator reserves the right to charge more for special events with limited notice to The Blackwell Inn.



Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus OSU

3031 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43202

Tel. 614-267-111

Book your group rate for Council on Undergraduate Research

The conference rate is $130. A complimentary continental breakfast is included in the rate.

Parking is complimentary as well. The last day to book is Monday, June 3, 2019.


3045 Olentangy River Road.|Columbus|OH|43202

Phone614.447.1212 • Fax614.447.1211

The conference rate is $119 single/$129 double. A complimentary continental breakfast is included in the rate.

Parking is complimentary as well. The last day to book is Monday, June 3, 2019.

2019 URPD Meeting Booking Link for the Holiday Inn Express OSU


On-campus residential housing (i.e., dormitory) is available for $75 per night. Please use the registration portal to request and pay for this option. Price includes bed linens and towels only.

Jones Tower:


123 W. Lane Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

For additional housing options, please visit:


Limited shuttle service will be available to the off-campus host hotels to the meeting location, not the residence halls because of the close proximity to the CURL Center (meeting location). View Campus map for building locations:





In general, the cancellation deadline is 30 days prior to the start of the conference, except where explicitly noted. Cancellations requests received in writing to the CUR National Office 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 CUR National Office.
CUR always suggests that 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 it will also cover the registration cost for the meeting.


For questions or additional information about the institute, please contact Tavia Cummings.