2020 SBAR Virtual Retreat

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SBAR is Going Virtual!

The 2020 SBAR Annual Retreat has been transformed into a virtual event.

Join us 27-29 July 2020 for a program of notable speakers, student research highlights, audience Q&A, component team virtual working group discussions, and much more. The original meeting agenda has been modified for the virtual environment with 2-2.5-hour blocks scheduled over 3 days, including a virtual happy hour.

The SBAR Virtual Retreat is an exclusive opportunity for SBAR partners, researchers, leaders, and others interested in supporting a sustainable bioeconomy in the arid Southwest with the production of guayule and guar crops. This will also be a window for viewing how novel and innovative science is interpreted for professional educators and youth.

Log On – Engage in Dialogue – Learn – Be Inspired – Lead the Future

RSVP and Registration Information

Pre-registration for this event is required. Designated participant links and access codes will be sent to registrants via email the week prior to the meeting. To ensure that you receive the correct links and materials prior to the event, please complete the RSVP and registration form no later than Friday, 17 July 2020.

2020 SBAR Virtual Retreat – RSVP and Registration Form  


We already have confirmations from many, including keynote speakers representing our industry partners, as well as visionary leaders that will address SBAR’s potential to impact future industries like biofuel.

Log in to actively engage in discussion and dialogue about your work: integrating guar and guayule science into new and existing commercial products, understanding the factors that drive plant-based economies, engaging growers and producers, and educating professionals and youth.

Students & Interns

Students and interns conducting research in any SBAR-related component are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in this Virtual Retreat.

Graduate students who will be presenting their work during one of the Retreat sessions must

  1. Register for the Retreat (see registration link above)
  2. Submit a presentation abstract by Wednesday, 15 July
  3. Provide their final presentation using the approved SBAR Template no later than Sunday, 19 July




Retreat Session Times:

Session I. 27 July 2020 → 0900-1100

Session II. 27 July 2020 → 1300-1500

Virtual Happy Hour. 27 July 2020 → 1500-1600

Session III. 28 July 2020 → 0915-1145

Session IV. 28 July 2020 → 1300-1445

Session V. 29 July 2020 → 0900-1100


9 a.m. July 27, 2020 to 11 a.m. July 29, 2020


Online TBD