38th Discover ConferenceSM

Automation in the Dairy Industry

Conference Objective

There has been rapid growth in the adoption of automated technologies in the dairy industry in the past 10 years. Adoption of these technologies is likely to continue, being driven by labor availability and quality of life issues on farms. These technologies will impact feed management, facility design, labor needs, and how dairy producers interact with their herd. This 38th Discover Conference will have an abbreviated format from Monday noon to Wednesday noon. The program will bring together researchers, industry partners, producers, and government to discuss current and future technologies and best management practices for success.

Who Should Attend?

Members of the research and academic community, dairy consultants, nutritionists, veterinarians, equipment manufacturers, and members of governmental agencies are encouraged to participate in this program. Graduate students and early career professionals are especially encouraged to attend.

Registration

Registration postmarked by April 11, 2020 is $375.00 for ADSA-ARPAS members and $425.00 for non-members, which includes sessions and most meals. After April 11, the registration fee will be $475.00 member/$525.00 non-member and will be accepted on an availability basis.

ADSA Discover Conferences offers discounted Graduate Student Registrations for each conference. The Graduate Student rate is $195 and is available to 10 students on a first come, first served basis.

Your registration also includes 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).

Online Registration
Printable Registration Form

Accommodations

All participants are responsible for making their own housing reservations. The Conference will be held at Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Illinois.

To make a reservation at Eaglewood Resort and Spa:

  1. By Phone: Call 877-285-6150 or 630-773-1400
    When making your reservation, refer to the "ADSA DISCOVER Conference.”
    This will bring up our block of rooms with our special rate of $159.00 plus tax per night.
  2. Online: To book a room on line, use the following link: ADSA Discover Conference
  3. Using the Web Site: Follow these steps to book from the Eaglewood web site:
    1. Go to www.eaglewoodresort.com
    2. Under the Make A Reservation header at the top of the page enter your check in and check out information. Click Reserve.
    3. Click on Add Code in the banner across the top.
    4. Use the drop down to select Group Attendee, then enter ADSAJUNE in the box below.
    5. Select your Room Preference
    6. Enter your Guest Information and Book Now.

Arrival Date: Monday, May 11, 2020
Departure Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Special conference rate: $159.00 plus tax
Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020
After this date, reservations will be accepted on a rate and availability basis only.

Eaglewood Resort and Spa
Resort Main Tel: 630-773-1400
Resort Fax: 630-773-1709
Room Reservations: 877-285-6150
http://www.eaglewoodresort.com/
1401 Nordic Road, Itasca, IL. 60143

Travel

The 106-acre Eaglewood Resort & Spa is strategically located in northwest Chicagoland, just a 35-minute drive from downtown Chicago, and 21 minutes west of O’Hare International Airport. The resort is easily accessible via major airports and roadways, and within reach of the area’s spectacular attractions.

Flight options: We suggest you fly into O'Hare International Airport (ORD). The airport is serviced by nearly every major airline. For a complete listing, go to http://www.flychicago.com/ohare/myflight/airlines/pages/default.aspx

Ground Transportation: Eaglewood Resort and Spa is 21 minutes west of O'Hare. Several rental car agencies are located in the airport. In addition, there are a number of shuttle and limo services for hire at the airport including A1 Limousine at http://www.a1limousine.com/. Additional options are available at http://www.flychicago.com/ohare/tofrom/pages/default.aspx.

Driving Directions: Complete driving directions to Eaglewood Resort and Spa can be found at http://www.eaglewoodresort.com/Location/location_directions.asp

Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Chicago

1401 Nordic Road
Itasca, IL 60143
Hotel Phone: 630-773-1400
Reservations: Toll-free 877-285-6150
https://www.eaglewoodresort.com/

Attention Graduate Students

Reduced Registration Rates and Scholarship Travel Awards available for ADSA Discover Conferences

In 2009, the ADSA Foundation Board of Trustees approved a special ADSA Discover Conference graduate student registration rate of $195, well below the early registration professional rate of $375. The graduate student registration rate is available to the first 10 graduate student registrants.

In that same year, the Foundation approved travel awards to graduate students. The Discover Conferences Scholarship Travel Award fund makes travel to Discover Conferences for graduate students more affordable by providing up to $250 per registered graduate student who attends a Discover Conference. Ten travel awards are offered each conference. Following the conferenc and within 30 days of the conference, students should complete an ADSA expense report, attach receipts at least equal to the expense claimed, and send to ADSA Headquarters, 1800 South Oak Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820 Attn: Morgan Montgomery. Eligible expenses include travel, lodging, ground transportation, and incidentals in compliance with the ADSA Expense Reimbursement Policy, which includes receipt requirements. Registration fees are not reimbursable.

Conference Speaker Information

Coming Soon!

Conference Details

May 11-13, 2020
Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL
Hosted by the American Dairy Science Association

Program Committee

Co-Chairs:

  • Marcia Endres, University of Minnesota
  • Mathew Haan, The Pennsylvania State University

Committee:

  • Jeffrey Bewley, Alltech
  • Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph
  • Doug Reinemann, University of Wisconsin