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​Southern Division Meeting

The 99th SD-APS Annual Meeting will be a hybrid in-person/virtual meeting on March 7 - 10, 2022 in Chattanooga, TN.


Meeting Highlights 

Careers 101 Workshop: Interviews
Tuesday, March 8, 2022; 12:00 PM EST – 2:00 PM EST; Cost: FREE (registration required)

Interviews are a critical step in the hiring process, but there are tips and tricks to assure a successful interview. This workshop will provide students and early career professionals with an overview of the process and guidelines for preparing for job interviews in academia, government, and industry. The workshop includes an interactive mock interview session using common interview questions. Lunch will be provided. Workshop is intended for early career professionals, postdocs, and students. You must register by February 21, 2022, to reserve a spot for this event.

For more information about this event, please contact: Nicole Gauthier (  

Graduate Student Business Meeting/Social​
Tuesday, March 8, 2022; 5:45 PM EST – 7:00 PM EST; Cost: FREE (registration required)

Get to know your fellow graduate students and post-docs and discuss the role and future goals of graduate students and postdocs within the Division. Social/meeting will take place at The Read House. ​

You must register by February 21, 2022, to reserve a spot.

Awards Banquet
Wednesday, March 9, 2022; 6:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST
Join your SD-APS colleagues for a final night of networking and to recognize your 2022 SD-APS award winners.​

Field Tour - Nursery Tour and a Little Taste of Tennessee​
Thursday, March 10, 2022; 8:00 AM EST – 7:00 PM EST
Participants will visit research laboratories and the USDA ARS U.S. National Arboretum laboratories at the Tennessee State University Nursery Research Center in McMinnville to learn about ongoing research on woody ornamental crops. Lunch will be provided at the Tennessee State University Nursery Research Center. After lunch, participants will visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg for a distillery tour and whiskey sampling. Transportation by shuttle will be provided. The shuttle will depart from The Read House at 8:00 AM and will return to The Read House no later than 7:00 PM. Tour participants will travel to all tour stops; alternate arrangements to join or exist the tour late or early will not be made. Participants must be over 21. 

You must register by February 21, 2022, to reserve a spot for this event. 

There is a limit of 20 spots for this event. Note: If at least 10 people are not registered for this event by January 9, 2022 (advanced registration deadline), the tour will be canceled.

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