March 26 - 29, 2024 • Tucson, Arizona

Registration is closed

Image Credit: Vera C. Rubin Observatory, CTIO/NOIRLab/DOE/NSF/AURA T.A. R, Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab/Gabrielle Perez


The U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Infrastructure Office (RIO) will host the 2024 Research Infrastructure Workshop from March 26 – 29, 2024, in Tucson, AZ.

Attendees have the option to attend the workshop, co-hosted by NSF’s NOIRLab and the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 and its Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab Facility, in-person or virtually. Those joining us in person have the option to attend tours of local scientific facilities.

Registration is closed.

The Research Infrastructure Workshop is a collaborative forum for all the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Research Infrastructure Projects. We strive to support NSF’s mission and promote the scientific endeavor with the following desired outcomes: 

  • Provide a forum to collect and exchange best practices and lessons learned that elevate the shared knowledge base
  • Discuss new initiatives and collect community input 
  • Demonstrate project management, operations, and business-related tools and techniques 
  • Expand our community of practice by connecting colleagues across disciplines and organizations to promote collaboration between facilities

Registration Fees 

In-Person: The fee to attend the in-person workshop for all four days is $825. This fee includes breakfast, lunch, and regular refreshments each day. Registration also includes a tour with transportation, a stargazing evening, and attendance at the workshop reception. It also helps cover the cost of audiovisual equipment rentals for the event. In-person speakers will be offered a small reduction in their registration fee. 

In-Person, Limited Attendance: Attendees who can only join in-person for one or two days have the option to participate for a fee of $225 or $450, respectively. During the registration process, you will be prompted to indicate which days you plan to attend. A limited attendance ticket includes virtual access to the workshop for the remaining days. 

Virtual: The virtual event registration fee is $35, which helps cover a portion of the technology expenses for remote participation. Speakers presenting virtually are exempt from this fee, while virtual scribes are eligible for a 50% discount.

Venue and Transportation

Poster Session Information

This year’s workshop will offer in-person and virtual poster sessions. If you are interested in presenting a poster at the workshop, please indicate this during the registration process.

Tour Information

Speaking Opportunities

If you are interested in speaking, have examples to share, questions to ask, or have other related topic suggestions, please contact us at rioutreach@nsf.gov. 

Workshop Guidance for COVID-19

Cancellation Policy

Should you be unable to attend the workshop, you must send an email to rioutreach@nsf.gov cancelling your registration no later than March 14, 2024 to receive a full refund minus a 5% processing fee. No full or partial refund requests will be granted after that date. If you would like to switch to a virtual registration, you must notify rioutreach@nsf.gov no later than March 14, 2024 to receive a partial refund minus a 5% processing fee.

Registrants may transfer their registration to a colleague within the same institution at any time without penalty. Transfer requests should be directed to rioutreach@nsf.gov.

In the event of a full government shutdown (or a partial shutdown that includes the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)) on any day between March 25-March 29, the workshop will be cancelled and each registrant will receive a full refund for days they did not attend.