The annual SEC Symposium is intended to address a significant scholarly issue utilizing the range of disciplinary strengths of all Southeastern Conference universities. It is also an opportunity to gather leading scholars in relevant fields from other U.S. institutions to the Southeast. The event is one of several activities undertaken by SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference.


Each SEC university will have an opportunity to provide information to SEC Symposium attendees as part of the SEC University Showcase. The showcase will be located in the Embassy Hall in the International Tower (Exhibit Level LL2) of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, and will consist of one display booth per university. Information available in the showcase is intended to feature the research strengths of each SEC university.

The SEC University Showcase will be available to attendees at any time the Embassy Hall is open for viewing.

Day Open Closes
Sunday, September 21, 2014 1 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Monday, September 22, 2014 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8 a.m. 12 p.m.


All registered SEC Symposium attendees are invited to join the SEC Presidents, Chancellors and Provosts from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening reception on Monday, September 22, 2014. The reception will be in the Embassy Hall in the International Tower (Exhibit Level LL2) of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Anticipated speakers include University of South Carolina President, Dr. Harris Pastides, and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Michael Amiridis. Attendees are asked to wear their nametags to the reception.


In order to encourage undergraduate student participation in the SEC Symposium, all SEC universities will be eligible for the “Excellence in Student Attendance Award.” This award will be presented at the end of the SEC Symposium to the SEC university with the most registered undergraduate students. Students will be required to show a student ID when checking in at the SEC Symposium registration desk at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta to verify undergraduate student status.

Previous Winners:

  • 2014 – Mississippi State University
  • 2013 – University of Florida


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