According to the Global Food Systems Research Consortium Join Letter of Intent, Auburn University will be covering the cost of lodging for up to five (5) faculty from each of the other participating institutions. The College of Agriculture Office of Global Programs (OGP) will utilize the event registration report to identity the five (5) faculty from each participating institution and secure rooms on their behalf.
All additional participants (faculty and/or students) will be emailed and directed to a web link where they can reservation hotel rooms online one their own.
Terrace Room, AU Hotel Conference Center
Legacy Ballroom (for all sessions), Oak Room (for lunch & dinner) and Boardroom (Executive Meeting)
Opening Ceremony (Moderator: Dr. Henry Fadamiro)
- Vice President for Research, Dr. James Wevhenmever (AU)
- Dean of Graduate School, Dr. George Flowers (AU)
- Assistant Dean & Director of Global Programs, Dr. Amrit Bart (UGA)
- Professor, Zwe-Ling Kong (NTOU)
- Dean, Dr. Jing Xie (SHOU)
- Director, Dr. Cheng-I Wei (UMD)
- Professor, Dr. Changsuo Yang (SAAS)
Moderator: Dr. Amrit Bart – UGA
Moderator: Dr. Yong Zhao – SHOU
Moderator: Dr.Abani Pradhan – UMD
Moderator – TBA
Legacy Ballroom (for all sessions) and Oak Room (for lunch)
Moderator: Dr. Weiguo Song – SAAS
Moderator: Dr. Hsin-I Hsiao – NTOU
Moderator – TBA
Moderator: Dr. Henry Fadamiro
Participants can fly to either Atlanta, Birmingham or Montgomery to come to Auburn. However, we suggest flying into ATL and either renting a vehicle or taking a shuttle. Shuttles are available only from Atlanta airport and run almost every hour. The detailed schedule can be found at Groome Transportation. Below is the information for those who wants to drive to Auburn.
FROM ATLANTA & ATLANTA HARTSFIELD JACKSON AIRPORT:
Take I-85 South towards Montgomery. Travel approximately 103 miles, and take Exit 51 (Auburn). At the end of the ramp, bear right onto College Street. Travel another 3.5 miles. The Hotel and Conference Center is located on the right side of the street, directly across from Draughon Library.
Please keep in mind Auburn University is in Central time zone and Atlanta is in Eastern Time zone so you want to factor that while purchasing airlines ticket.
Take I-85 North towards Auburn. Travel approximately 49 miles, and take Exit 51 (Auburn). At the end of the ramp, make a left onto College Street. Go approximately 3.5 miles. The Hotel and Conference Center is located on the right-hand side of the street, directly across from Draughon Library.
Take US Highway 280 East approximately 110 miles. Make a right onto Highway 147, and follow it five miles to Auburn. The Hotel and Conference Center is located on the left, directly across from Draughon Library.