ARD Research Symposium 2022

Symposium Program of Events

ARD Researcg Symposium - April 2-5, 2022

Symposium Theme:
The 1890 Research and Innovation Agenda: Pathways to Build Back Better

Welcome to the website for the 20th Research Symposium of the Association of 1890 Research Directors, Inc. (ARD). The ARD has planned an exciting and informative conference and looks forward to repeating the success of the 2019 Symposium which engaged more than 900 registrants. This website will be updated periodically to keep you informed of all Symposium activities. Contact information is provided throughout this website should you have any questions. See you in Atlanta!

Symposium Goal: To provide a forum for interactions, knowledge sharing, building networks for expanded partnerships and to showcase the talents and achievements of the 1890 community.

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta, GA
April 2 – 5, 2022


Early Registration– $550 per participant ends Friday, November 12, 2021

Regular Registration — $575 ends February 25, 2022

Late Registration– $625, February 26- March 25, 2022

On-Site Registration — $650

Spouse/Significant Other Registration: — $150 per participant

Registration can be paid by purchase order, check, money order or credit card. No refunds.

(Note: Credit Card users need to add an additional $15.00 registration fee to cover bank charges).

To register:

Hotel Registration – Hotel Guest Room Rates:

Single and Double Occupancy: $194
Triple Occupancy $214  | Quadruple Occupancy: $234
Tax and Surcharges:  Hotel rates are confirmed in 2022 and are subject is applicable state and local taxes (currently 16.9% plus a $5.00 per night State of Georgia Hotel Motel fee) in effect at the time of check in.
Deadline to Book:  March 10, 2022 (5:00 p.m. Eastern)

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Reservation Link:


Each 1890 campus is invited to display one university exhibit FREE. Additional exhibits and non-1890 exhibitors must pay the fee of $2,000 by February 11, 2022. All exhibitors, including the 1890s, must submit the Exhibit Registration Form by the deadline.

To become an Exhibitor:

To become a Sponsor:


The deadline for abstracts for oral presentations is Monday, November 15, 2021. Click below for instructions for formatting and electronic submission.

The application deadline for the Morrison-Evans Outstanding Scientist Award and the B.D. Bayberry Young Scientist Award is Friday, January 21, 2022. To submit a nominee, click below

For Additional Information,Please Contact:

Orlando McMeans, Ph.D., Symposium Steering Committee Chair
Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center (225) 771-4310 or

Alton Thompson, Ph.D., ARD Executive Director
North Carolina A&T State University/ (336) 285-2955 or or visit

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