The Culmination Showcase: 2021 SBAR Annual Retreat

Make plans now to join us either virtually or in person at this exciting time for SBAR!

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Photos from SBAR Annual Retreats
Photos from SBAR Annual Retreats

The 2021 SBAR Annual Retreat will be a hybrid event this year. We invite those who are comfortable to join us in person at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Those who prefer to join us virtually are welcome to select that option upon registration.

The SBAR Annual 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.

The planned program includes collaborative breakout sessions, industry and grower perspectives, prioritizing sessions for Year 5, strategizing for commercialization, and much more. Opportunities will be provided for leaders and students to reconnect with SBAR colleagues and industry professionals.

Log In – Attend – Participate – Be Inspired – Lead the Future


RSVP and Registration Information

Pre-registration for this event is required. To help us plan and prepare for your visit (in person or virtual) to the University of Arizona, please complete the RSVP and registration form no later than Friday, 30 July 2021.

Register to Attend the SBAR Retreat 

Hotel Information

A block of rooms for the SBAR Annual Retreat is available at the Marriott – University Park (880 East 2nd Street, Tucson). The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the University, near a variety of local restaurants, unique shopping and other amenities to accommodate your needs.

  • Standard conference rate: $99 + tax
  • Book your room by 1 August 2021 to ensure conference rate.

*All participants should make their own hotel arrangements by visiting the Marriot hotel website. Refer to SBAR Meeting to receive discounted group rate.


This year’s Retreat will have something for everyone! Come prepared to actively engage in discussion and dialogue about your work: integrating guar and guayule science into commercial products, 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 the Annual Retreat. Student activities will include full integration with SBAR working groups and a poster session that showcases their SBAR work.

An open poster and Q&A session will be hosted on Wednesday, in conjunction with the SBAR Mixer.





1 p.m. Aug. 11, 2021 to 1 p.m. Aug. 13, 2021