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2017 SMA Annual Conference

The 55th Annual SMA Conference will be held in Louisville, KY, at the Hyatt Regency Louisville from November 7-11, 2017.

Important Dates

Due Date




Submission Deadline Research Tracks



Submission Deadline Distinguished Teacher Competition



Submission Deadline for Innovations in Teaching Competition

SEP 15

Final Formatted Manuscripts due

Send formatted manuscripts to Track Chair and Proceedings Editor, Jie Fowler at

SEP 15

Submission Deadline for SMA Teaching Moments

Send submissions directly to D. Joel Whalen ( Kesha Coker (, and Jeff Tanner (


Last Day for Early Bird Conference Registration


Last Day for Early Bird Registration for SMA Doctoral Consortium

OCT 17

Special room rate ($159 + taxes) at Hyatt Regency Louisville ends

Reserve online at


Conference Hotel 

Fall in love with the gateway to the South at the beautiful and contemporary downtown Hyatt Regency Louisville Hotel. With its inviting environment, upscale amenities, and exceptional service, Hyatt Regency Louisville offers plenty of southern hospitality in the heart of city’s thriving business and entertainment districts. Experience the Hyatt Regency Louisville’s refreshing, modern design after a $16M renovation, from the cool aesthetic of the rooms to the beautiful pool area. Located mere moments away from the hotel are fun attractions such as Fourth Street Live!, the Muhammad Ali Center, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, the Louisville Slugger Museum, and so much more. Southern Living magazine has also named Louisville as one of the “top 10 tastiest towns in the South,” and Zagat named Louisville “one of the top eight foodie getaways in the world.”

SMA Room Rate: $159 for single/double occupancy. Reservations must be made on or before October 17, 2017
Reservations: Online reservations available at  - OR - call the hotel at 888-421-1442


For more information on the conference, see the Call for Papers.




Last Updated on 09/17/2017

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