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39th  Annual

Southeastern Recreation Research Conference

 March 19th-March 21st 2017

Asheville, NC

 


Conference venue and lodging

Conference fees and registration

Transportation

Call for papers

Student Scholarships

We invite your participation in the 39th Annual

Southeastern Recreation Research (SERR) Conference,

scheduled for March 19-21, 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

Graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, agency planners, land managers, and researchers

are all strongly encouraged to attend the conference

and submit a proposal for an oral or poster presentation.

 

Abstract Deadline: Extended to Friday, January 13th 2017.

2017 Program: TBA

Previous Conference Programs and Proceedings

Contact Us

 

 

The SERR conference

The Southeastern Recreation Research (SERR) Conference provides an exceptional opportunity for researchers and managers within the parks, recreation and amenity management system fields to learn about and discuss each other's projects, research findings, and regional needs. The conference focus is on outdoor-based leisure, recreation and tourism research; however, other topics are welcome if they have a direct link to this focus. The conference setting supports both formal presentations and informal discussions in a relaxed setting.

 

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Conference venue and lodging

Asheville, North Carolina is known for its natural beauty, active music scene, its variety of eating and drinking establishments and artistic community. It is minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Biltmore Estate. Asheville, founded in 1784, has a long and fascinating history and is now the largest city in western North Carolina.

A revitalized downtown also offers shopping for those interested in checking out local art, jewelry, clothing and more. Even if you are just looking for a nice walk around the Downtown area, Asheville has plenty to look at and some nice coffee shops and brew pubs. There is something for everyone in Asheville. After visiting Asheville you will find yourself wanting to come back and explore more.

In the heart of Downtown Asheville is the Marriott Renaissance Asheville Hotel. The hotel offers a variety of quality rooms and suites, and amenities include a gym and a restaurant in the hotel. TEL: 1-828-252-8211 or 1-800-468-3571

Please call for reservations and mention the SERR Conference when you make your reservations.

Or reserve your room on-line at: TBA

The discount rate is only good through: TBA

The first 100 people to register will receive a Commemorative SERR gift: TBA

 

Click here for Hotel website and directions: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/avlbr-renaissance-asheville-hotel/

Asheville

 

 

Conference fees and registration: The conference fee remains a bargain at $50.00 for students/retirees and $100.00 for professionals who register before the end of the day March 1st.  Those who register after March 1st 2017 will pay an additional $15 late registration fee. 

SERR Conference Registration
Name of Person Attending SERR
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Transportation: See Renaissance Asheville Hotel website for directions

 

Call for papers: We invite your participation in the 39th Annual Southeastern Recreation Research (SERR) Conference, scheduled for March 19-21, 2017 in Asheville, North Carolina. Graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, agency planners, land managers, and researchers are all strongly encouraged to attend the conference and submit a proposal for an oral or poster presentation. Oral presentations will be given in a conference room setting. Audiovisual support will be available in the form of a laptop (with a CD-ROM drive and a USB port) and a projection unit. Each oral presenter will be given 15 minutes for presenting their paper and 5 minutes for discussion. Authors presenting planned (i.e., proposals) or uncompleted research may be asked to make their presentations in the form of a poster.

Presentation Proposals: Abstracts (consisting of a cover sheet and a 500 word abstract) for oral and poster presentations at the 2016 SERR Conference are now being sought. Presentations should be of an empirical, conceptual, or theoretical nature related to the following topics:

        Leisure and Recreation Behavior

         Management of Leisure Programs and Services

         Methodological Aspects of Recreation Research

         Nature-based Travel and Tourism

         Outdoor Recreation and Education         

         Park and Protected Area Planning and Management

         Parks, Physical Activity and Health

         Recreation Economics or Policy

  • Graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, agency planners, land managers, and researchers are all strongly encouraged to attend the conference and submit a proposal for an oral or poster presentation. 

    Oral presentations will be given in a conference room setting. Audiovisual support will be available in the form of a laptop (with a CD-ROM drive and a USB port) and a projection unit. Each oral presenter will be given 15 minutes for presenting their paper and 5 minutes for discussion. Authors presenting planned (i.e., proposals) or uncompleted research may be asked to make their presentations in the form of a poster.  Authors are strongly encouraged to give presentations focusing on completed empirical research, as well as conceptual papers on innovative models or theories, perspectives, or methods. Submissions should include a component addressing policy, planning, or management implications. As always, graduate student research will be an important part of the conference. Graduate student attendance and submissions are strongly encouraged. Abstracts describing proposals for up-coming research, incomplete research projects, or preliminary research findings should be submitted as poster presentations.

    Submission abstracts are limited to 3,000 characters (500 words), additional information needed includes: project title, list of authors, contact information for presenting author. All presenters are expected to register for the conference.

SERR Online Submission Link:

https://goo.gl/1nlEwv

 

 


 

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Deadline: Extended to Friday, January 13th 2017. A list of presenters with session titles will be available on this website by the end of February 2017.

Student Scholarships: Thanks to the generous support of conference sponsors and the annual silent auction proceeds, we are offering a limited number of student scholarships for undergraduate and/or graduate students to attend this year's SERR conference. The scholarship amounts will vary but will only cover a portion of the costs of attending the conference (registration, travel, etc.). Interested students should email a one-page letter (as an attached MS Word file) to conference co-chair, Dr. Taylor Stein (tstein@ufl.edu) describing how they believe their academic and professional interests will be enhanced by their attendance. 

Contact Us: Please direct any questions regarding the conference to one of this year's conference co-chairs:

Dr. Michael Bradley Michael.Bradley@eku.edu

Dr. Bynum Boley, bboley@uga.edu

 

Conference Proceedings (Past Conferences):

 

2016 Program, 2015 Program; 2014 Program

 

Proceedings of the 2013 and 2014 Southeastern Recreation Research Conference

Proceedings of the 2011 and 2012 Southeastern Recreation Research Conference

2012 SERR (Auburn, AL)

 

2011 SERR (Boone, NC)

 

2010 SERR (Greenville, SC)

 

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