2021 MA-ASTE Regional Meeting Information

Save the DATE: Thursday and Friday, September 23-24, 2021

Location: Blowing Rock Conference Center, Blowing Rock, NC

We are planning to hold the Fall Mid-Atlantic ASTE conference in person in Blowing Rock, North Carolina at the Blowing Rock Conference Center. Mark your calendars to arrive on Wednesday evening, September 22, 2021 with the conference all day Thursday and half-day on Friday, Sept. 23-24. ****Please arrange your lodging through BRCC using this link: https://forms.gle/Ehq68wTUEsfauAbf8

Conference registration will be $125 ($100 for graduate students). This will include payment for our use of the conference center facilities, plus 5 meals (3 on Thursday, 2 on Friday), snacks and beverages between sessions, and a Wednesday/Thursday evening campfire. Payment can be made through PayPal (links on registration form) or by mailed check. ****To register for the conference, use this link: https://forms.gle/GrC8AmnCX5PbXVkZ7

We are excited to offer three different formats for conference presentations this year: paper, poster, and interactive roundtable. Paper and poster presentations will follow a format similar to those at the ASTE conference. Interactive roundtable presentations allow for 10 minutes of presenting, including prompts/questions for participant discussion and engagement around something they need help with, and 10 minutes of table discussion. ****Conference proposals will be due July 1, 2021 and can be submitted here: https://forms.gle/mB2oKGBwhKCmCTri9

on the grounds of Blowing Rock Conference Center

Interested in an extended stay for an Ashe County field trip? Hike Mt. Jefferson with an Ecologist, tour Ashe County Cheese, and drink some local brews, all while soaking up the mountain air. More details: (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fWsN7niJBwp71svqWDuyBc48l9Fvf5ST2iaK9BNDSp8/edit?usp=sharing)

Your conference planning team: Margaret Blanchard (NC State); Leslie Bradbury, Lisa Gross, and Rachel Wilson (Appalachian State)

Questions? Please contact Rachel Wilson (wilsonre3@appstate.edu), MAASTE Regional Director.

Mt. Jefferson, Ashe County, NC