NCFR Conference Update: Virtual Registration is Open

Preliminary Schedule Now Available

Due to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, NCFR's focus at this time is on developing a virtual conference to take place during the scheduled conference week in November. (See previous update)

Registration is now open to attend the conference virtually. This year's registration rates include a special "COVID year discount" designed to make it easier to participate in this year's academic sessions and other events, despite many extenuating circumstances.

A preliminary conference schedule is now available as a PDF download. A complete schedule with full session details will be available in late summer. Until then, read about our confirmed plenary presenters. More updates to come soon!


Updates for Conference Presenters

  • All proposal submitters were notified of their proposal status on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by an email from

  • A second email notification from with the dates, times, and session format of accepted proposals was sent on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

  • First authors were asked to notify their co-authors.

  • If you did not receive the emails from May 20 or June 30, please check your junk, spam, promotions, or bulk mail folders. Email Cindy Winter with questions or concerns.

  • Presenters of symposium and interactive paper sessions were asked to indicate their preference of presenting either live or by providing a recording. A response is needed by Wednesday, July 15 to Cindy Winter.

Members of the conference planning committee are working now to coordinate session facilitators and address logistics pertaining to developing a virtual version of the conference.

Updated "COVID Year" instructions for presenters are currently being written and will be available by the end of the summer.


NCFR will continue to post the latest conference information on the NCFR website and send relevant updates; to receive future updates, make sure your primary email address with NCFR is set to an email to which you’ll have ready access (you can change your email address at