photo credit: pjs

Join us!
Catch up with colleagues and connect with new friends at the special evening Networking Event.
RSVP by signing up as part of the online Registration form in the open period: January 15 - February 15
How to RSVP
Sign up for the
Networking Event during open Registration ​period:
Jan 15 - Feb 15
  1. No need to RSVP for Happy Hour Exhibits. (Free of charge)
  2. Plan to RSVP for the Networking Dinner when you complete your Online Registration for the Conference! ($30, US$)

Click to Register 

Part 1: Happy Hour Exhibits


You’re Invited!

Back by popular demand is the Happy Hour Exhibits! Join us for wine and appetizers as you network with each other and learn from the Exhibitors and Poster Presenters. 

As a special feature, the appetizer menu will be coordinated by

Jessica Goldman Foung 'Sodium Girl' and the Talaris catering team.  Yum!

Learn more about Sodium Girl at:


Event:      Networking, Exhibitors, Poster Presentations, Appetizers & Wine

Date:        Thursday, March 2nd

Time:       4:15 - 6:15 pm

Place:      Talaris, Maple Room

Cost:        FREE of charge for NWRD Conference registrants

CPEs:       Prior approval from CDR pending


Your Time to Shine

Please share your ideas and show off your work! Submit an abstract summary of your research or education project, then plan to be a Poster Presenter at this event. But hurry! Submission deadline is December 31st.  Click for more details. 

Part 2: Networking Dinner


We've also made reservations at a local restaurant for those who wish to join us for the Networking Dinner.  A fee will be included. RSVP for the Networking Dinner as part of the Online Registration.


Event:        Networking Dinner       

Date:          Thursday, March 2nd

Time:          6:30 pm

Place:         Piatti Ristorante and Bar (

Cost:           $30 US$ - Includes appetizer, entrée, dessert, tax, gratuity

                    Each person pays for his/her own beverage.         

Menu:         Menu pending; gluten-free and vegetarian options available

Address:    The restaurant is within walking distance of Talaris, or very short drive. 

                    2695 NE Village Lane

                    Seattle, WA 98105

 Parking:    Free parking available in lot in front or parking garage.


photo credit: Piatti website

Questions about the Networking Event?  Email us!