Call for Papers – 2017 SRSA Meeting — Memphis, TN

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Join us for the 56th Annual Meeting of the

Southern Regional Science Association

Memphis, TN

@ the Marriott Memphis East

March 30 – April 1, 2017

Please visit the conference website to submit an abstract, register, and reserve your hotel room –

2017 SRSA Conference Website 

Please spread the word, share this with others who might wish to attend!


Southern Regional Science Association




For the first time, the 2017 conference will include a special undergraduate research poster session.  We will also organize other activities for the undergraduate students to expose them to research and regional science and to make the conference meaningful for participating undergraduates. 

The poster session will include 3 to 5 minute presentations by each student describing the poster and research, followed by informal browsing and discussion about the posters.  To encourage participation, SRSA will waive the registration fee for undergraduate students who participate in this session.  However, to ensure some level of quality, each student will be required to have a faculty sponsor (whether or not the sponsor is able to attend). 

Do not worry if you think the research is not “regional” enough.  Since we hope this session will encourage exploration of regional science and research by undergraduate students, we will accept a relatively broad range of research topics. 

In January, we will post an online application for those students who are interested in attending.  In the meantime, please help us by spreading the word about this unique opportunity! Also, please be on the lookout for potential student participants.  Perhaps a paper or project from one of your classes might be turned into a research poster by a student considering graduate school.  Or, maybe you have an undergraduate student who is working on a thesis and he/she could present those results.



2017 Barry M. Moriarty Graduate Paper Competition

Papers due by February 15, 2017


The Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA) awards an annual cash prize to the graduate student submitting the best paper in Regional Science. In 2017, the prize is $1,000.

Papers on any Regional Science topic may be entered into the competition. Papers should represent original research. Maps, illustrations and other audio-visual materials should be designed or constructed by the author.

The following qualifications apply:

•          The student must be enrolled full-time at an accredited academic institution for some or all of the year following March 2017. The graduate student must still be enrolled at the time his or her paper is submitted;

•          The student must be the sole author and must be sponsored by a member of SRSA; and

•          The winning student must present the paper at a session of the 56th Annual Meeting of the SRSA, March 30 – April 1, 2017, in Memphis, TN, using the award to defray costs of attending.

Papers should be double-spaced, no more than 25 pages in length, and written in the style of the SRSA’s Review of Regional Studies. A cover page should include the paper’s title and abstract and, for both the author and the sponsor, full names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

A copy of the paper must be submitted via e-mail to Michael Lahr (, 2017 Graduate Paper Honors Chair.

Deadline for submission: February 15, 2017.

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