40th Annual

Southeastern Recreation Research Conference


March 25th - March 27th, 2018
Athens, GA




Important Information:

We invite your participation in the 40th Annual Southeastern Recreation Research (SERR) Conference, held in Athens, Georgia.

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: December 10th 2017.

2018 Program: TBA


The SERR conference

The Southeastern Recreation Research (SERR) Conference provides an exceptional opportunity for researchers and managers within the parks, recreation and amenity management 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 with a direct link to this focus, for example, the human dimensions of natural resource management, are also encouraged. The conference setting supports both formal presentations and informal discussions in a setting that emphasizes student engagement and development, in addition to the friendly exchange of research theories and practices.

Conference venue and lodging:

The Graduate hotel in Athens. "We’re nestled into the musically famed Foundry building at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a short walk from the UGA campus. “Historic roots, southern charm and iconic music hall with a whole lotta soul!” Conference room rates: $98 for a room with 2 queen beds. Free parking.

Learn more about Athens, GA here

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

The discount rate is only good through: February 25th, 2018

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

SERR Conference Registration

Those who register after March 1st 2018 will pay an additional $15 late registration fee.

Pricing

  • $125.00 for Faculty/Staff and Professionals
  • $90.00 for Students and Retirees



Directions:

295 Dougherty Street Athens, GA 30601

Call for papers:

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.


SERR 2018 Abstract Submission


Deadline: December 10th 2017.

A list of presenters with session titles will be available on this website by the end of February 2018.


Presentation Proposals

Abstracts (500 words) for oral and poster presentations for the upcoming 2018 SERR Conference are now being sought. Presentations should be of an empirical, conceptual, or theoretical nature related to the following topics:


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.


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 one of our conference co-chairs, (See Below) describing how they believe their academic and professional interests will be enhanced by their attendance.

Contact Information

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

Dr. Taylor Stein tstein@ufl.edu (Please send Student Scholarship requests to me)

Dr. Wayde Morse morsewc@auburn.edu

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