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Monday, August 29 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Conference Location

Marriott Augusta at the Convention Center
2 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA

Important Dates

March 1: Conference Registration Begins
April 1: Call for Poster, Showcase (25 min.) and Super Seminar (45 min.) begins
June 1: Poster, Showcase and Super Seminar Proposals will be due through Qualtrics
July 22: Poster, Showcase and Super Seminar Announcements
August 1: Conference Late Registration Begins
August 8: Hotel Room Block Closes
August 8: Conference Registration Closes

Conference Registration

Coming Spring 2022

Hotel Accommodations

Beautifully located on the banks of the Savannah River and in the heart of the downtown business district, the Augusta Marriott offers the ideal location for the GAE4-HYDP meeting. You’ll enjoy the hotel’s unforgettable proximity to shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions. A warm welcome and genuine hospitality await you the minute you walk in the door. Guests enjoy numerous amenities, proximity to great restaurants, strolling the beautiful tree-lined walkway and riverfront, state-of-art meeting space, and fine executive guestrooms and suites. With 100,000 square feet of Meeting and Convention space and 372 guest rooms and suites, Augusta Marriott provides complimentary in-room WiFi, sleek and modern décor of the recently renovated guest rooms, and a host of excellent restaurants including Augustino’s Italian Eatery and comfortable dining at Starbucks and Quiznos.

The conference rate for GAE4-HYDP is $129.00/night and is subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14% + $1.00 local fee + $5.00 Georgia state hospitality fee). The parking facilities are owned by the City of Augusta and current rates for self-parking are $1.25 per hour or $7.00 per vehicle per day/night. Should guests be staying overnight the charges will be posted to each guests’ room portfolio. Valet parking is available for overnight hotel guests at a rate of $20.00 per vehicle. Rates are subject to change.

Click here to make your hotel reservation at the Marriott Augusta at the Convention Center.

Educational Sessions

Coming Spring 2022

Executive Committee Elections

Officer elections will take place during the annual meeting by electronic ballot to elect a Vice President (4-year term) and a Secretary (2-year term). Information regarding officer elections will be communicated from Immediate Past President, Sonya Jones, and the candidate slate will be announced here.

Prior to making application with any professional organization, personnel must follow official procedures including completion and submission of the State/National Leadership Request for Administrative Approval. This completed form must be submitted to the Associate Dean’s for Extension’s office at least six weeks before the candidate’s application is due to the state organization.

Planning Committee

Conference ChairJeffrey Burke
Member Recognition LiaisonMegan Powell
Decorations LiaisonTrish West
Entertainment and Hospitality LiaisonsPhillip Petway
Samantha Price
Kate Whiting
Excursions LiaisonLeah Wooddall
Exhibitors and Vendors LiaisonAshley Harmon
Life Member LiaisonShirley Williamson
Sponsorship and Fundraising Liaison
Professional Development LiaisonSusannah Lanier