2020 Meeting Information

The 2020 annual meeting will take place at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA from February 28th to March 1st. The theme for the conference is Rapid Religious Cultural Change, organized around the question “Why do religious beliefs at times change very quickly and what kinds of societal impacts do these changes have?”

The meeting and registration will take place on the second floor of the UGA Miller Learning Center (700 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30602). Free Parking at the University of Georgia is available from 6 pm Friday to Sunday afternoon in the Hull Street Parking Deck (400 S Hull St, Athens, GA 30605) and all day Saturday and Sunday at the Tate Center Parking Deck (705 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30605).

2019 Parking Information

For those driving to SECSOR, please be sure and pre-order an ECU parking permit ($5 for the entire conference) at this link:https://epay-banner.ecu.edu/C20694_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1178
You also have the opportunity to pre-order a boxed lunch for either one or two days.
When you arrive in Greenville, NC, the easiest way to obtain your parking permit and park your car for the conference is to follow the attached map showing 10th street at the Brewster Building on the ECU campus. Pull into the one-way driveway in front of the Brewster Building from 10th street. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brewster+Building,+E+10th+St,+Greenville,+NC+27858/@35.6044918,-77.3645865,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89aee7f194848df9:0xa2a1f0c7ef988eb5!8m2!3d35.6044918!4d-77.3623978
Several of our Religious Studies Majors will be in the parking lot in front of Brewster with the parking permits, campus maps, and lists of those who have pre-ordered parking permits. The students will be there from 1- 5 PM on Friday. You can receive your permit there and continue through the one-way driveway. There is a traffic light to help you make a left turn back onto 10 street. When you are again on 10th, you will see the B1 Parking lots at College Hill Drive. Your permits are good for all B1 lots during the conference.

Those attendees who do not arrive until Saturday will need to pick up their parking permits on the second floor of the Bate Building at the Registration table. I hope the link below will help you find the building before you receive a campus map with the permit.

2019 Annual Meeting Registration (Greenville, NC)

Registration for this year’s annual meeting at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC is available now through this link. The meeting will be held March 8-10, 2019 and is being hosted by the Religious Studies Program at ECU.

The program for SECSOR 2019 can be accessed using this link.

Parking can be purchased for $5 for the duration of the meeting using this link.

Hotel and dining suggestions can be viewed using this link.

2019 Call for Papers

The deadline for submissions to the 2019 annual meeting is October 1st, 2018.

All proposals must be submitted through the online submission form. Each member is limited to one proposal, although a member can indicate a second choice of sections on the submission form. The copying of handouts is the responsibility of the presenter. All program participants must be pre-registered for the meeting.

Download the 2019 call for papers here.

Upcoming Deadline: AAR’s Regional Development Grants

The deadline to apply for the American Academy of Religion’s Regional Development Grants for the 2018-2019 application cycle is June 1st, 2018! Applicants are expected to be AAR members, though members from any AAR region may apply. Awards are expected to be announced in early September.

To read more and review proposal requirements, click here.

To apply electronically, click here.

To view successful applicants from prior years, click here.