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Join us for our 2017 Annual Meeting on the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, MS.

November 8-10, 2017

General Information

Join us November 8-10, 2017, on the Mississippi State University campus for the 2017 Annual Meeting. MSERA will meet at State's new conference center, The Mill, a refurbished facility with great character and a long history. Learn more about Starkville and the campus. Plan to visit sites like The John Grisham Room and the Cullis and Gladys Wade Clock Museum. History buffs will enjoy the Ulysses S. Grant President Library. Finally, your visit would not be complete without cheese.

Program, Registration, and Lodging

Volunteer Opportunities

MSERA has a number of opportunities for volunteering before and during the Annual Meeting. Volunteering provides you a way to engage with MSERA peers and contribute to the association. Please respond to our Call for Service by selecting the role (or roles) of interest to you.

Proposal Reviewers

Proposal reviewers are members of the Program Committee and review and rate proposals submitted for the Annual Meeting.

Click here to sign up as a reviewer.
NOTE: Use the keycode review2017.

Session Chairs

Session chairs preside over sessions at the Annual Meeting. They introduce each presentation, keep presenters on time, and facilitate Q&A discussions after presentations conclude. Each session is assigned a chair by the program chair.


MSERA Mentors is comprised of seasoned researchers who are interested in working with graduate students on their research projects. Mentors moderate Research-in-Progress (RIP) sessions and participate in mentoring sessions during the Annual Meeting. To ensure that the best mentorship is provided to graduate students, MSERA Mentors should be active researchers and, preferably, MSERA members for at least 15 years.

Click here to sign up as a session chair and/or mentor.


MSERA recognizes members' service through a number of awards and also by election to office.

Service Awards

Current members in good standing may nominate other current members in good standing for one of the association's two service awards. Those are the Harry L. Bowman Service Award and the Walter M. Mathews Historical Contribution Award. To nominate a deserving individual for either award, please visit each award's page for eligibility and nomination information.

Paper Awards

To recognize research scholarship, MSERA presents the Herbert M. Handley Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award to a grduate student and his/her major professor. The James E. McLean Distinguished Paper Award is presented to recognize research scholarship outside that of a thesis or dissertation. To submit a paper for either of these awards, both an Annual Meeting proposal and a paper must be submitted. First, the Annual Meeting proposal must be in response to the Call for Proposals. Second, the complete paper (per guidelines) must be remitted to the committee chair directly (NOTE: The Call for Proposals includes only a abstract, not the complete paper.). Both steps must be completed for the paper to be considered. Please visit the Call for Proposals' page and each award's respective page for more information.

2018 - Pensacola, FL

MSERA's 2013 Annual Meeting in Pensacola was a great success, and we are returning to the same location in 2018. Mark your calendar for November 7-9, 2018, and join us when we return to the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. Come and experience what Pensacola has to offer. From the Blue Angels to Ft. Pickens to Gulf Breeze Zoo, there are attractions for all interests.
Past Annual Meeting Programs (2015-Present)

2016 - Mobile, AL
2015 - Lafayette, LA

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