About the series
All NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I grantees with awards made on January 1, 2008 are required to attend the Phase I Grantees Workshop scheduled to take place from March 19-21, 2008. STTR grantees are only required to attend the first workshop held during their 12 month grant. The conference program will include a workshop on commercializing new technology, a variety of presentations and discussions led by NSF Program Directors and staff, and opportunities to meet individually with the awardee's NSF Program Director. The commercialization contractors Dawnbreaker and Development Capital Networks (DCN) will also attend and schedule meetings with interested grantees.
For lodging, please call the hotel's reservations line directly at (703) 418-1234 or (800) 233-1234. Be sure to state that you are part of the "NSF Grantee Conference" block in order to secure the government per diem rate. You can also make your reservations online at the secure website the hotel provided for this event at http://www.crystalcity.hyatt.com/groupbooking/nsff2008. You must book by February 25, 2008 to receive the conference rate. However, it is very likely that the block at the Hyatt will fill up well before this cut-off date, so please make your reservations right away. NSF is negotiating an overflow block at a neighboring hotel so please contact SBIR-Conferences@nsf.gov if the Hyatt is booked when you attempt to make your reservation.
All grantees will receive an email with detailed information about registering for the conference and scheduling one-on-one meetings. If you did not receive this email, or have other questions about registration and attendance, please contact Amanda Morris at the phone or email listed below.