42nd Annual

Southeast Environment and Recreation Research Conference


March 29th - March 31st, 2020
Asheville, NC




Important Information:

We invite your participation in the 42nd Annual Southeast Environment and Recreation Research (SERR) Conference, held in Asheville, NC.

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.

A call for abstracts will be made this Fall.

The 2019 Program is available here.
SERR Conference Program 2019 FINAL V.pdf


The SERR conference

The Southeast Environment and 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:

From its vibrant arts scene to the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can explore the area’s top attractions while staying at the Cambria® Hotel Downtown Asheville. Our upscale hotel in Downtown Asheville is in the heart of all the action, within walking distance to dozens of restaurants, breweries, art galleries and unique shops.

Learn more about Asheville, NC here.

Website: Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville

Phone: (828) 348-4850

Reserve your room online with the special rate https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/VK31S1.




Graduate Hotels Athens

If calling for reservations, please mention the SERR Conference when you make your reservation.

Directions:

15 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC, 28801, US

SERR Conference Registration

Those who register after TBD will pay an additional $25 late registration fee.

Pricing


SERR Conference Registration
Name of Person Attending SERR
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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 2020 Abstract Submission TBD


Deadline: A call for abstracts will be made this fall.

A list of presenters with session titles will be available on this website in the form of a program by TBD.


Presentation Proposals

Abstracts (500 words) for oral and poster presentations for the upcoming 2020 SERR Conference presentations are now being sought. Presentations should be of an empirical, conceptual, or theoretical related to:


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:

Deadline: One month prior to the conference.

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. Jamie Thorn: [email protected] (Please send Student Scholarship requests to me)

Dr. Rob Porter: [email protected]

Dr. Bynum Boley: [email protected]

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