2019 ARD Research Symposium
Abstracts and Posters:
Deadline for abstracts for posters and oral presentations will be Nov. 21. Instructions for formatting and electronic
submission will be on the symposium website. Also on the website is the evaluation instrument that will be
used to judge the competitive poster and oral presentations. The information is helpful in developing the presentation
content and should be used to prepare students for their presentations. Abstracts guidelines must be strictly
followed and if not followed, the submission will be rejected. For each campus, abstract guideline adherence is the
responsibility of the research director or his/her designee.
Judges for posters and oral competitions and session moderators will be needed and each director is asked
to submit names and contact information electronically for those willing to serve in these capacities. Access the
Morrison-Evans and Mayberry Awards:
The application deadline for the Morrison-Evans Outstanding Scientist Award and the B.D. Mayberry
Young Scientist Award is Jan. 18, 2019. External reviewers, i.e., NIFA national program leaders will evaluate the
applications. Access the application here.
Special Sessions and Workshop Deadline:
The application deadline for the Special Sessions and Workshops on selected topics deemed appropriate
to the 1890 community is Dec. 7. Please submit a one-page abstract to Dr. Alton Thompson, ARD executive director,
at firstname.lastname@example.org. These abstracts must be sufficiently detailed to allow the Symposium Steering Committee
to judge the merits of the proposed sessions. A decision will be communicated to you by Dec. 17.
Each 1890 campus is invited to display a university display at no cost. Additional exhibits and non-1890
exhibits must pay the fee of $2,000 by Feb. 8, 2019. All exhibitors, including the 1890s, must submit the Exhibit
Registration Form by the deadline of Feb. 8. To become an exhibitor, click here.
To become a sponsor, click here.