Registraton for SEMC2024 is open!

Nicknamed the “Red Stick,” Baton Rouge houses over 300 years of history, much of which can be tasted in the delectable food, seen in the distinct architecture, and learned through the city’s unique culture.  In Louisiana’s Capital City, you will experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of an authentic Louisiana experience at every turn. With hundreds of years of history, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the heart and soul of the state’s culture with a colorful story told by the historical landmarks, culinary offerings and the arts and culture scene.

Register for SEMC2024

*Purchase additional luncheon/tour tickets for SEMC2024

*please use this link if you have already registered but need to add a tour or luncheon at a later date. This link is also helpful for those who need to use separate forms of payment for tours or luncheons.

need Some help Making Your case to Attend SEMC2024 

Do you need assistance convincing your boss (or your board) to support your attendance at a regional professional conference? Use the customizable template below to convince your supervisor why SEMC's 2024 Annual Meeting is where you need to be.

Access the Letter to Your Supervisor template 

Tips to Justify Your Trip
  • Download the "Letter to Your Supervisor Template" to assist with conveying your interest. 
  • Focus on what you will bring back to the organization as return for the investment.
  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A to your colleagues to share what you learned. This allows others in your organization to benefit from your experience.
  • Share the SEMC on-line program and any speaker handouts with your colleagues. 
  • Prepare a plan showing who will cover your responsibilities while you are attending the conference.
  • Share with your supervisor all the ways to save.
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Rates are currently at their lowest. Early bird registration ends August 15, 2024.
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Join SEMC2024 for workshops and sessions that support the work you do in your institution!


If you need to cancel your registration for the 2024 Annual Meeting, we will refund the registration fee up to 7 days prior to the start of the Annual Meeting start date. Fees for in-person events/tours/luncheons will be fully refunded if the request is received prior to September 27, 2024. SEMC cannot refund pre-paid event/tour/luncheon fees after this date.

Requests received after October 14, 2024 will not be eligible for a refund. If you paid by check, your refund will be issued after the annual meeting has taken place.

We must receive your refund request in writing, by email, or in a written statement through WildApricot no later than 7 days prior to the start of the Annual Meeting explaining the need for a refund.

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SEMC will follow the most current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Events and Gatherings for SEMC2024.