SECAC 2016 - Roanoke, VA

The city of Roanoke, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Hollins University are proud to host the 73nd annual SECAC meeting from October 19-22, 2016. 

Join us in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia for SECAC 2016, hosted by Virginia Tech with Hollins University, October 19-22, 2016. Sessions will take place at the official conference hotel, the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (warm chocolate chip cookies upon arrival!). Hotel Roanoke is in the heart of downtown Roanoke within walking distance of the Taubman Museum of Art, The Harrison Museum of African American Culture, and the O Winston Link Museum, as well as restaurants and bars.

Evening excursions to Virginia Tech and Hollins on Thursday and Friday evenings include the Artist Fellowship exhibition opening, Juried Members Show, and exhibitions by keynote speaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (speaking in the Moss Arts Center’s spectacular Snohetta-designed theater)! Post-conference options will be offered by Roanoke Mountain Adventures (kayaking, mountain biking), as well as Venture Out (caving). 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, and more!


Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 19: Board Meeting
R-S, 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

The conference program will be posted when available.

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.
  • VGA and HDMI cables will be supplied for laptops to be connected to the projector. If the laptop being used cannot connect directly using these connections, it is the presenter's responsibility to bring an appropriate 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. 



The link for conference registration will be posted when available on August 1, 2016. 


Early Bird (August 1 - September 20)
$115 Students and Retired Members
$230 Individual Members

Regular rate (September 21-October 4)
$130 Student Members and Retired Members
$260 Individual Members

Onsite Rate (October 19-22)

$155 Students and Retired Members
$310 Individual Members



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.

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