Welcome to the home of the National Association for Broader Impacts!

The goal of NABI is to create a community of practice that fosters the development of sustainable and scalable institutional capacity and engagement in broader impacts (BI) activity. This goal will be accomplished through the achievement of the following four objectives:

History of the NABI:

NABI has its roots in the Broader Impacts Infrastructure Summit of 2013, held at the University of Missouri. BIIS2013 was the first meeting of the national BI community. It was followed by a second Summit in 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. A results of those meetings was the formation of an engaged and active community that is ready to create its own national organization.


Membership in NABI is open to anyone who has an interest in and a passion for broader impacts. We envision an organization that includes researchers, students, BI support professionals, and more. We are currently working on membership materials, but for now, to join NABI send a new email to listserv@po.missouri.edu with a blank subject line. Delete EVERYTHING from your email except for Subscribe BROADERIMPACTSSUMMIT-L (make sure you take out your signature line as well!)

If you would like more information on NABI, please contact Program Coordinator Dr. Sara Vassmer at VassmerS@missouri.edu.

Save the Date!
NABI 2015 Annual Meeting:
April 29 - May 1, 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison