Frequently Asked Questions

Update Account Contact Information
To update your account contact information on the SEA Website, log in to the account using the “Sign In” link at the top right side of the page. Select the “Your Account” link from the navigation menu and select the “Your Account Profile” link. Make changes or corrections to the account information and click “Save Changes.” To update the primary email address associated with the account, please contact the SEA office at to make the request.

Submissions to Southern Economic Journal
Submissions are accepted year round. Submission fees are 60 USD for current SEA members and 200 USD for nonmembers. A SEA Membership may be purchased with the submission fee to qualify for the SEA member submission fee. To do so, please choose the bundled option at the Submission Fees page. There is no fee for resubmission.

Submit a Paper to the Annual Meeting
To submit a paper to the Annual Meeting, visit the Submit a Paper page. The Description of Research should be 1,000 characters or less. Credit card payments for the required abstract submission fee are accepted at the end of the submission process. More detailed instructions are available to reference here: Submit a Paper to SEA Instructions. The deadline for paper submissions to the 91st Annual Meeting is April 1, 2021.

Submit a Complete Session to the Annual Meeting
The SEA accepts complete session proposals for review by the Program Chair. Accepted proposals qualify for a waiver of the required submission fees. To submit a complete session for consideration of inclusion on the SEA program, please complete the 2021 SEA Session Submission Form (Please note that the session information fields activate after downloading the file) and submit it to President-Elect and Program Chair, Arthur H. Goldsmith, at If the session is approved, the SEA will confirm session submission permission on your account and provide instructions for entering the information. The deadline for session submissions to the 91st Annual Meeting is April 1, 2021.

Membership Requirements for the Annual Meeting
The SEA does not require active membership to submit a paper to the Annual Meeting. However, the SEA does require all participants to register for the meeting and pay the applicable conference registration fee. Active members qualify for a discounted conference registration fee. Membership also provides access to Southern Economic Journal and a reduced submission fee to Southern Economic Journal. Membership and conference registration can be purchased together.

Registration for the Annual Meeting
The 2021 Conference Pre-Registration rates will be published at the Conference Registration page in June 2021. Recent Conference Pre-Registration rates are listed below. After the Pre-Registration deadline, registration rates increase by 50 USD.

  • Professional Member Pre-Registration 200 USD
  • Professional Non-Member Pre-Registration 280 USD
  • Student Pre-Registration (Includes student membership; valid student ID required) 50 USD
  • Guest Pre-Registration 280 USD

Eligibility for the Professional Member rate requires an active membership at the time of the Annual Meeting. Participants on the program are not eligible for Guest Registration. Individuals seeking to start or renew membership should select the Professional Member Registration rate. The system will prompt purchase of a membership on the next page. Membership provides access to Southern Economic Journal for one year (four issues).

Review the refund policy here: SEA Refund Policy.

Guest Attendance at the Annual Meeting
SEA policy requires any individual attending any session of the conference in any capacity to register and pay the appropriate conference registration fee.

Publication of Annual Meeting Proceedings
The SEA does not publish conference proceedings. Visit the Southern Economic Journal page for more information about submitting a paper for consideration of publication in Southern Economic Journal.

Session Participants Contact Information
Session participant contact information will be available after the program is released online. To access participant contact information, log in to the account using the “Sign In” link at the top right side of the page. Once logged in, program participant contact information and any paper files will be available as hyperlinks on the session page. For individual contact information, click on the individual’s name in the session listing. To access any paper files that may have been uploaded, click on the paper title. The conference program is searchable from the “Program Participants” page. Online access to session participant contact information is restricted to logged-in program administrators, SEA members, conference participants, and registrants.

Session Resources
Each meeting room will be equipped with an LCD projector and HDMI/VGA cable connectors. Session participants must bring a laptop computer, tablet, or other device for use with the provided projection equipment. If other connectors are needed, the audio/visual vendor may have them available, but the SEA cannot guarantee it. The SEA encourages all participants to make advance preparations for the session.