SECAC 2016 - Roanoke, VA

The city of Roanoke, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Hollins University are proud to host the 72nd annual SECAC meeting October 19-22, 2016. Kevin ConcannonDirector of the School of Visual Arts and Professor, Art History, at Virginia Tech, serves a conference director.

Join us in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia for SECAC 2016. Sessions will take place at the official conference hotel, the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. The Hotel Roanoke, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996, is located in the heart of vibrant downtown Roanoke within easy walking distance of the Taubman Museum of Art, The Harrison Museum of African American Culture, and the O Winston Link Museum, and many restaurants and bars.

Evening excursions to Virginia Tech and Hollins on Thursday and Friday evenings include the SECAC 2015 Artist's Fellowship exhibition opening, Juried Exhibition, and keynote speaker Lynn Hershman Leeson, who will be speaking in the Moss Arts Center’s spectacular Snohetta-designed theater on the Virginia Tech campus. The annual SECAC Awards luncheon will be held on Thursday.

Post-conference options will include kayaking, mountain biking, or caving. Or, enjoy a post-conference hike to one of the area’s breathtaking natural vistas, including McAfee’s Knob, one of the most spectacular points on the Appalachian Trail.

Hotel Roanoke is full--The room rate at the Hotel Roanoke is $159 plus taxes and fees, a total of $180.15, for single or double occupancy. There is a $10 charge for each additional person. A room block is set up for individual call-in (guests are responsible for their own charges) under group code "SCC".  The room block is open until September 23, 2016. Call direct to secure reservations (866-594-4722) or book through this link at http://www.hotelroanoke.com/.

BACKUP HOTEL--The Hotel Roanoke has no more reservations available, but there are rooms reserved for SECAC members at the Sheraton Roanoke. Follow this link to make your reservation: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1608013394&key=2DCBD52D. The rate is $129 plus taxes and fees. Rate ends September 28, 2016--or hotel fills.

Registration rates include refreshments throughout the daytime events during the conference. Food includes full beverage service, coffee, juices, fruit display, breakfast bakery items, strata, breakfast rolls. Afternoons: beverages, fruits, snack mix, brownies, hummus, for example, at no additional charge.

Registration

Registration rates include refreshments throughout the daytime events during the conference. Food includes full beverage service, coffee, juices, fruit display, breakfast bakery items, strata, breakfast rolls. Afternoons: beverages, fruits, snack mix, brownies, hummus, for example, at no additional charge. 

To register click: 2016 SECAC in Roanoke Conference Registration. You will need your membership username and password. If you are not a member, follow this link, and you will be directed to membership, then registration.

Rates:

Early Bird (August 1 - September 25)
$115 Students and Retired Members
* $160 Adjunct Faculty, Independent Scholars and Artists
$230 Individual Members

Regular rate (September 26-October 9)

$130 Student Members and Retired Members
* $180 Adjunct Faculty, Independent Scholars and Artists
$260 Individual Members

Onsite Rate (October 19-22)

$155 Students and Retired Members
* $220 Adjunct Faculty, Independent Scholars and Artists
$310 Individual Members

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 19: Board Meeting
TH-SA, October 20-22: Sessions      

Call for Paper Proposals

Deadline: April 20, midnight, EDT
Follow this link: 2016 Call for Paper Proposals

SECAC 2016 Juried Exhibition

Follow this link for the Prospectus.

Deadline: April 1, midnight, EDT. Entry fee: $35                      

Conference Program

View the SECAC 2016 Conference Program.

Media Policy

  • All meeting rooms will be equipped with one digital projector.
  • Each room will be equipped with one screen.
  • Presenters must supply their own laptops.
  • Mac users must supply a VGA adapter.
  • No internet access in the meeting rooms. Download what you need to portable media storage.
  • Session chairs must notify the conference director of any special media requests by July 1, 2016. 


Future Conferences

For a list of future SECAC conference locations and dates, please see Future Annual Conferences.


Past Conferences

For a list of past SECAC conference locations, dates, and chairs, please see Annual Conference History.