Atlanta Research Conference

A woman listens looks at a poster being presented at the Atlanta Research Festival.

Mercer University’s Atlanta Research Conference began in 2011 as a “desire to encourage and inspire students and faculty to become more involved in research activities as well as provide a venue where they can share their findings.”

The eleventh annual Atlanta & Regional Academic Centers Research Conference will take place on Saturday April 10th, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 2021 Conference will be virtual, hosted via Zoom (details forthcoming).

The conference will showcase work by students and faculty representing seven different colleges across Mercer’s Atlanta, Macon, Douglas County, and Henry County locations, while also including Professional Development sessions on methodology and other relevant special topics (TBA) that will be beneficial to all faculty and students. Because the 2021 conference will be fully virtual, poster sessions at this year’s conference will be different than in the past. Approved submissions will have an electronic copy of their poster uploaded to the 2021 Conference Repository on the University Research, Scholarship, and Archives (URSA) site. Additionally, poster presentations on the URSA site will have the opportunity to include an audio/video recording introducing and explaining their poster/research (more details on this coming soon).

For more information about Mercer’s Atlanta Research Conference, contact Dr. Cameron Miller, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Atlanta Research Conference Chair, at 678.547.6009 or

Poster Proposal Submissions

Poster Proposals for the 2021 Atlanta and Regional Academic Centers Research Conference are open and will be accepted until Friday March 5th, 2021 at 5 p.m.

A complete proposal submission includes the following:

  • Name and email of presenter
  • Name of co-author (if applicable)
  • Title and abstract of submission
  • Presenter’s school/college affiliation (department information requested where appropriate)
Submit your proposal here

Important conference dates:

Friday, March 5, 2021 – Conference submission link closes
Friday, March 19, 2021 – Accepted proposals notified
Saturday, April 10, 2021  – Atlanta & Regional Academic Centers Research Conference

Poster Guidelines

General aim and format:

  • A poster is a graphically based approach to presenting research. When presenting with a poster, aim to use the poster as a means for generating active discussion of the research.
  • Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use visuals such as graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc. to tell your “story.”

Audio/Video Recording specifications:

  • Details to be announced

Conference Planning Committee

College of Professional Advancement

Dr. Cameron Miller, Chair
Dr. Morgan Kiper Riechel
Dr. Wesley Barker
Dr. Laurie Lankin
Dr. Kevin Williams
Dr. Dina Schwam
Dr. Awatef Ben Ramadan
Dr. Jackie Stephen
Dr. Vik Baskaran
Dr. Karen Rowland
Prof. Ming Hii

College of Pharmacy

Dr. Nader Moniri

College of Health Professions

Prof. Erin Lepp

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

Dr. Tara Bertulfo

Tift College of Education

Dr. Robert Helfenbein

Swilley Library

Kim Eccles
Stephanie Miranda
Florence Tang