About the 2015 Annual Meeting
January 30 - February 1, 2015
The Southern Region ASHS will meet in
conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS).
The meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA at The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.
For more pre-conference information go to:
Program Schedule Notes
See the program schedule at the end of the newsletter. Notice:
• The meetings are Friday through Sunday.
• Due to fewer titles received:
o There are no Sunday afternoon sessions.
o The Fruit Section and the Floriculture, Ornamentals and
Turf Section have sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning.
o The Extension Section and Education Section are combined
into an Extension and Education Section.
Pre-Registration and Registration
The cost of Registration is $110 for Members,
Faculty and Industry, $40 for graduate students, $20 for undergraduate students,
and $30 for ACB Club registration and dues. Pre-registration online
prior to the meeting and registration at the meeting are the same rate.
Pre-registration is fully refunded if you cancel at any time and for any
reason. Therefore, everyone is strongly encouraged to pre-register
online. If you pre-register online, your cancellation refunds will
be credited to your credit card.
Deadline: Prior to and through the meeting
Go to the following URL to access the
Southern Region ASHS Registration Site:
We would like to thank Mike Neff and ASHS Headquarters for supplying the
online registration service.
Registration at the Meeting
On-site registration will be available
at the meeting. Payment: Credit card via onsite
online registration, check (personal, institutional, organization, foundation),
Hotel Registration Information
The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel
210 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
$149/night Single and Double
$179/night Triple and Quad
For lodging reservations at the group rate, call 1-800-937-8461 and indicate
that you are a member of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists.
Check in: 3:00 pm
Check out: Noon
Group Rate Benefits:
Complimentary high speed internet service in rooms ($14.95 value)
Complimentary access to Health Club, pool, and daily newspaper
Complimentary local and 1-800 calls
Working Groups that arrange food/drinks contact:
Samantha Cianci, Meeting and Event Manger
404-589-7789, 404-867-0106 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Active Membership and Dues Status
Or, go to Membership Directory
link in the left panel.
Southern Region Dues
ASHS Headquarters collects and manages dues
for the Southern Region. It is recommended that you pay your dues
with your yearly ASHS membership. If you are not a member of National
ASHS, you can pay your dues through the ASHS Online Store at https://ashs.site-ym.com/store/default.aspx?
or at the annual meetings. Dues are $30. Notice: Dues must be paid
to be elected to an office or to receive an award.
The Southern Region
ASHS is a regional scientific society of the parent scientific society
the American Society for Horticultural Science. The Southern
Region encompasses the 14 southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina,
Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Membership varies
over the years from about 400 to 500 active members. Membership
is composed of research scientists, teachers and extension
specialist from Universities, State, Federal and private research organizations,
and industry. The Southern Region also contains a student section, the
Association of Collegiate Branch, which is composed of student clubs from
Departments of Horticulture and Plant Science across the region.
The main focus of the Southern Region is the Annual Meeting, which is
held every February in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural
Scientists (SAAS). The Annual Meeting consist of presentations
of scientific papers, student paper competitions and judging contest, commodity
group meetings, and awards presentations.
The Southern Region ASHS
is recognized widely as the strongest and most active Region of the
American Society for Horticultural Science, and has a history
that goes back to 1920! Join
us and become a part of the Tradition.
- Encourage and facilitate the mutual exchange of ideas and
information concerning horticultural research, extension, education,
and industry in the south
- Promote stronger
bonds among horticulturists in the southern regions
- Encourage participation
in the national society of the American Society for Horticultural