43rd Discover Conference®


Early Bird Discount Deadline
Extended to Monday, May 9, 2022

ADSA Discover Conference Series is pleased to return to a fully in-person conference for May 2022. We are looking forward to the networking and interaction that happens best when we are all together.  We are here to help you however we can with questions and requests for support. Contact conference coordinator Molly Kelley or conference director Larry Miller.

43rd ADSA Discover Conference®

ARPAS will allow up to 21 Continuing Education Units based on contact hours and content for ARPAS members participating in this Discover Conference. Participating ARPAS members may obtain credit for their participation by using the ARPAS website.

Conference Objective

Reproductive management is one of the pillars of sustainable dairy production and continues to evolve rapidly. This conference is designed to bring the key individuals together to discuss major advancements observed in the last decade, the current challenges and opportunities, and the future of dairy reproductive management and research. The outcome from this conference should not only allow us to determine what may be the best strategies for current implementation on dairy farms but also help to identify important knowledge gaps and direct the course for future research in this critical area.

Who Should Attend?

Reproductive physiologists and other scientists with a research focus on reproduction of dairy cattle are encouraged to attend, along with professionals from academia and companies, veterinarians, private consultants, producers, dairy managers, and others with stakes in dairy reproduction would benefit from this interactive program. Graduate Students and early career professionals are especially encouraged to attend.


The Early Bird deadline for this conference has been extended to Monday May 9, 2022. Registration postmarked by Monday May 9, 2022 is $375.00 for ADSA-ARPAS members and $475.00 for non-members, which includes sessions and most meals. After May 9, the registration fee will be $475.00 member/$575.00 non-member and will be accepted on an availability basis.

Post-Doc members of ADSA can register at a reduced rate. ADSA Discover Conferences also offers discounted Graduate Student Member Registrations for each conference. The Graduate Student Member rate is $195 and is available to 10 students on a first come, first served basis. To register, click the Online Registration link.

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



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

To reserve your room at Eaglewood Resort and Spa for this conference, you may do so with confidence by following these housing instructions:

  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. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of arrival will be charged the first night’s room and tax.
  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 2022ADSA in the box below.
    5. Select your Room Preference
    6. Enter your Guest Information and Book Now.

Arrival Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Departure Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
Special conference rate: $159.00 plus tax
Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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
1401 Nordic Road, Itasca, IL. 60143


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 here.

Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Chicago

1401 Nordic Road
Itasca, IL 60143
Hotel Phone: 630-773-1400
Reservations: Toll-free 877-285-6150
Hotel Fax: 630-773-1709

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 member registration rate of $195, well below the early registration professional member rate of $375. The graduate student member registration rate is available to the first 10 graduate student member (ADSA-ARPAS)* 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 member (ADSA-ARPAS) who attends a Discover Conference®. Ten travel awards are offered each conference. Following the conference 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.

*If you are not currently a member of ADSA or ARPAS, graduate students can join for just $10. Click here for membership details and to join.

Conference Details

May 31-June 3, 2022
Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL
Hosted by the American Dairy Science Association

Program Committee

  • Eduardo De Souza Ribeiro, University of Guelph, Co-Chair
  • Julio O. Giordano, Cornell University, Co-Chair
  • Joe Dalton, University of Idaho
  • Anna Denicol, University of California-Davis
  • Albert DeVries, University of Florida
  • Matthew Lucy, University of Missouri

Conference Sponsors