Arkansas Academy of Science 2021 Meeting

Abstract submissions are now closed.

You may continue to register until 5:00pm, April 7, 2021.


The 104th annual meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science will be held virtually on April 9-10, 2021, hosted by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, Fort Smith, AR. All conference activities will take place virtually this year, because of the continued dangers posed by COVID-19.


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Preregistered participants will be emailed their hyperlinked electronic program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The program will include information about the presentations, including full abstracts. This information will be organized by subject area and also alphabetically by presenter. The program will contain hyperlinks to meeting activities including research presentations and the keynote address.


Keynote Address

The Keynote address will be available virtually at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 9. Dr. Helen James, Research Zoologist and Curator of Birds at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, will be our speaker. Her talk will be titled Discovering a Lost World of Birds: Fossils in Hawaii’s Lava Caves.


Video Presentations

Because of the virtual nature of the conference, all research presentations will be in the form of videotaped lectures. Participants will be able to type in comments and questions below the videos, and presenters will respond to these comments and questions. See Presentation and Publication Information for more details.


Completed registration form, abstracts, registration fees, and membership dues must be received no later than Monday, March 15. See Presentation and Publication Information for details on how to present and publish your work.


Registration and submission of abstracts should occur simultaneously. For more information, and to register, click on Registration and Abstract Submission.


Business Meeting

The annual business meeting for ALL members of the Academy will take place Saturday, April 10, at 11:00 am. Your attendance, contributions, expertise, and insights help the Academy provide the highest quality and service to its membership.


UAFS is very happy to be hosting the conference this year. With your participation, this will be a great conference. We are looking forward to a virtual conference April 9-10, 2021!


Contact Julie Martin at or 479-788-7960 for special needs and additional information not answered by the links at the left.