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 fourteenth annual Atlanta & Regional Academic Centers Research Conference will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Administration and Conference Center building on Mercer’s Atlanta campus.

The conference will showcase work by students and faculty representing all colleges across Mercer’s Atlanta, Macon, Douglas County, and Henry County locations.

For more information about Mercer’s Atlanta Research Conference, contact Dr. Cameron Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology and Atlanta Research Conference Chair, at (678) 547-6009 or

2024 Conference Information for Presenters and Attendees

Schedule: The 2024 Conference schedule has been finalized. It will be emailed to all first-author presenters at this year’s ARC and is also available here for download. Printed copies of the program will be provided to all attendees at Saturday’s conference.

Keynote Address: This year’s ARC will include a keynote panel discussion exploring the science and research on psychedelics with current and future implications from varied perspectives.

FAQS: Have questions about the Conference structure? Or would like more information about presenting a poster or giving a lecture session?

Proposal Submissions

Proposals for the 2024 Atlanta and Regional Academic Centers Research Conference are open and will be accepted until Friday, February 9, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (extended deadline)

Proposal Applications will be accepted for: poster presentations and lecture presentations.

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)

All Accepted first-author presenters for the 2024 Conference have been notified via email.

Important conference dates:

Friday, February 9, 2024 – Conference submission link closes
Friday, March 7, 2024 – Accepted proposals notified
Saturday, April 6, 2024  – Atlanta & Regional Academic Centers Research Conference

Conference Planning Committee

College of Professional Advancement

Dr. Cameron Miller, Chair
Dr. Ming Hii
Dr. Awatef Ben Ramadan
Dr. Stephen Ruegger
Dr. Suneetha Manyam
Dr. Stefanie Sevcik
Dr. Zipa Vokhiwa

College of Pharmacy

Dr. Nader Moniri

College of Health Professions

Prof. Erin Lepp

Tift College of Education

Dr. Robert Helfenbein

Stetson-Hatcher School of Business

Arnab Nayak

Swilley Library

Florence Tang

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

Dr. Tessy George