Annual Meeting

2018 SAEA Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the 2018 SAEA Annual Meeting to be held in
Jacksonville, Florida February 2-6, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Registration is now open.  Please register on the Payments page of this website.

Program – 2018 Annual Meeting (PDF)

Program Updates: Registration opens on Sunday, February 4 at noon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel 3rd Skybridge.
Graduate Students:  Remember to attend the Grad Student Networking reception on Sunday  from 2:00 to 3:30pm in 3rd River Terrace 1.
Super Bowl Party at Maverick’s Live at Jacksonville Landing (short walk from the hotel). Doors open at 5pm.  BBQ at 6pm. Kickoff at 6:30.
Posters can be put up after 3pm on Sunday.
The Monday (after the business meeting) Quiz Bowl Student and Advisor reception has been moved to Chicago Pizza at the Landing.

Meeting App
As changes related to scheduling and locations are made the app will be updated, so continue to monitor sessions and events.

Quick Setup: download the CrowdCompass AttendeeHub app by clicking this link (from your device) or scan this QR code cid:image001.png@01D399D3.0D1EAE20

  1. Open the app and search ‘southern’ which should bring up our app content, and then choose download.
  2. Enter the event password saea2018
  3. Provide your name and email, wait for a verification code to be sent to your email, then proceed to follow instructions.

The following link may offer assistance if issues arise ( If you find errors specific to the content please email (


Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront

225 E Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.588.1234  Fax: 904.633.9988

Click here for more hotel information.

Group Rates:
Single/Double/Triple/Quad: $139/night
Riverview Room: +$20/night
Premier Room:  +40/night
Junior Suite: +100/night

NOTE:  Due to room inventory, SAAS only contracted for Queen/Queen rooms at the conference rate. SAAS rate includes: No resort fee, no fee for Health Club or pool usage, and 50% discount on self-parking fees.

The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront has provided us with a dedicated website for online hotel booking.:

If you need additional assistance, call the reservations phone number 1-888-421-1442

The Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), located at 2400 Yankee Clipper Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32218, is approximately 15 miles (22 minutes) from the conference hotel.

Meeting App Available
Please check out the newly created mobile application for the upcoming SAEA annual meeting. We encourage you to download the app and start digging into all of the features. Some items will be updated as the meeting draws closer, but in the meantime if you find any errors or have any technical issues please send a message to John Michael Riley at

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and certainly hope that the app makes your meeting experience more enjoyable and productive.

To find the app in your device’s store, visit the appropriate link below:

iTunes App Store URL:

Google App Store URL:

Or, enter the following URL into a mobile browser:

2017 SAEA Annual Meeting
Mobile, Alabama February 4-6, 2017

2016 SAEA Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas, February 6-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency – San Antonio, TX

2015 SAEA Annual Meeting
January 31 – February 3 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza – Atlanta, GA

2014 SAEA Annual Meeting
February 1-4 at Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Convention Center – Dallas, TX

2013 SAEA Annual Meeting

Future Meetings
Year Location
2018 Jacksonville, FL Feb 3-6

Other Past Meetings
Year Location
2012 Birmingham, AL
2011 Corpus Christi, Texas
2010 Orlando, Florida
2009 Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Dallas, Texas
2007 Mobile, Alabama
2006 Orlando, Florida
2005 Little Rock, Arkansas
2004 Tulsa, Oklahoma
2003 Mobile, Alabama
2002 Orlando, Florida
2001 Fort Worth, Texas
2000 Lexington, Kentucky