73rd Annual Meeting in Athens, GA (2016)

Registration is now OPEN!

Registration deadline for paper/poster presenters is August 31, 2016. Advance registration for those not presenting papers/posters is October 20, 2016.
ON-SITE REGISTRATION fees will be $10 more than the cost listed below, unless otherwise noted.

  • Regular member: $100
  • Student member: $60
  • Tribal member: Free
  • Non-member: $130
  • Student non-member: $65
  • Guest non-archaeologist: $25 (On-Site Registration Only)

Please contact Bryan Tucker at seac2016.submissions@gmail.com if you need assistance with your registration.

If for any reason, the registrant cannot attend the conference, SEAC Athens 2016 will refund 75% of the registration fee upon official email request by August 31, 2016. Your registration confirmation information must be included in the refund request email. Please allow four (4) weeks for refund processing. Cancellations received after August 31, 2016 are nonrefundable; however, substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellation anytime.

Organized Symposia

Symposium organizers must complete a symposium submission form for the symposium to be available to participants as a presentation option. Please complete the form below if you are the organizer/chair. Allow 24 hours for your symposium title to be available to presenters in the drop down menu of the registration form.

Symposium abstract is limited to 100 words. Half days sessions ideally consist of 9-11 twenty minute papers (including discussants and one break) running between 8:00 am-noon in the morning and 1:00 pm-5:00 pm in the afternoon. Full day sessions ideally consist of 18-22 twenty minute papers (including discussants and two breaks). For organized symposia with substantially less than the minimum “ideal” number of papers, we will make every effort to accommodate scheduling these within our available meeting room blocks.

Symposium Submission



To register for the conference and/or submit a paper or poster, please complete the form below. If you are not a 2016 SEAC member, please see the Membership page for instructions on how to join/renew.

Registration for Members

If you would like to attend but do not plan to register as a member, please complete the form below.

Registration for Non-Members

If you have already registered to attend but would like to purchase additional tickets, either for a guest or for yourself, please complete the form below.

Add-On Tickets



To reserve one or more tables in the book room, or to pay for advertising in the bulletin, please complete the form below.

Vendor Form


Number and Nature of Roles

No individual may have more than three participant roles (presenter, chair, moderator, or discussant) during the Annual Meeting, nor may s/he be the primary or lead author of a presentation or chair/co-chair more than once. Papers or posters read/presented on behalf of another primary author do not apply to this count (you can present for an absent colleague). First authors/presenters must also be members in SEAC to submit presentations. Second and subsequent authorship roles are unlimited and these roles do not require membership in SEAC.

Presentation Guidelines

Paper presentations are 20 minutes maximum. For visuals with your oral presentation, organize a PowerPoint file to provide to your session/symposium chair to load on his/her laptop well ahead of time. Although projectors are covered by our conference budget, other forms of audiovisual equipment are quite expensive and are not normally provided. If presenters require such equipment they may be asked to bear the cost. Please contact the conference organizers beforehand about any special audiovisual needs, and no later than August 1, 2016.

Symposium and session chairs must supply a laptop computer loaded with Microsoft Office PowerPoint software and obtain participants’ PowerPoint programs well in advance of the schedule session time. YOUR LAPTOP MUST HAVE A VGA CONNECTOR; if you have a MAC, make sure you have an appropriate adapter for a VGA connector.

Posters, whether individual or as part of a symposium, should be sized to fit on a display that measures 8 ft horizontally and 4 ft vertically. Mounting supplies are not provided; presenters need to bring their own pushpins for their displays.
Students are encouraged to attend and participate in the annual meeting in several ways. They can enter the SEAC 2016 Student Paper Competition, with prizes that are among the richest in the field. First place wins a large pile of publications and other items whose total value is several thousand dollars. Second-place prize is a lifetime SEAC membership and back issues of the SEAC journal, Southeastern Archaeology. All student entries must be sent in their final form to Competition Chair Asa Randall ar@ou.edu by September 28, 2016. All entries must be included in the 2016 meeting program.

A student reception will take place Thursday afternoon at 5pm at the The Foundry at 95 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601. The student reception will have free beer and snacks for students and donors and will be a place for students to meet with students from different schools, and possible employers/donors who support student activity. More details to come!.
For information on costs/payment and to reserve tables, please contact the Bookroom Coordinator, Jeff Speakman archsci@uga.edu.

Don’t forget to check out SEAC 2016’s Facebook page for information on Athens and the conference!