North American Diatom Symposium

NADS 2022 Meeting: September 21 - 25

Welcome to the the North American Diatom Symposium (NADS) website. NADS is a biennial meeting normally held at field stations throughout the United States and Canada.

The meeting was first held in 1970 at Cedar Creek in Minnesota. Since that date, the gathering has been hosted at field stations in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Manitoba, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. NADS usually attracts 100-120 diatomists from North America and around the world. The meeting provides a student friendly atmosphere, ample opportunities to network and socialize, the ever-popular scum run, local field collecting trips, and lively auction of diatom related valuables. NADS is an informal society, that is, there are no formal officers or structure.

This meeting provides the opportunity to catch up with colleagues and talk to some of the foremost diatom researchers in a beautiful, natural setting, offered by the field station atmosphere that has become a tradition at the symposium.

The 26th NADS will be held on September 21 - 25, 2022 at Indiana State University's Sycamore Outdoor Center in Brazil, Indiana. Sycamore Outdoor Center is a multi-use outdoor facility designed to accommodate educational and recreational programs for campus groups and the community at large. The Sycamore Outdoor Center is 80 acres of woods, trails and lakes located approximately 18 miles east of Terre Haute. It is administered through Indiana State University’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport. The Outdoor Center consists of eight lakes, which are fed through an underground water supply and cover 42 acres and several acres of wooded land. International symposium participants will present their work in diatom research including biodiversity, evolution, ecology, systematics, biological assessment, paleolimnology, and nanotechnology. In addition to the scientific program, the meeting will include traditional NADS activities (the Scum Run and auction). We hope you will join us in Brazil in September for an exciting meeting!


2022 Organizing Committee

Jeffery Stone
Laura Lopera Congote
Karlyn Westover
Sarah Hamsher


Please contact the Jeffery Stone if you are interested in helping with NADS 2022!

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