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2017 Meeting of the Southern Management Association

Join us for SMA 2017 in St. Pete Beach, FL at the TradeWinds Island Resorts

 Export to Your Calendar 10/24/2017 to 10/28/2017
When: 10/24/2017
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TradeWinds Island Resorts
5500 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, Florida  33706
United States
Contact: Hettie Richardson

Online registration is available until: 10/28/2017
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Registration is $270. Until Oct 15, there is a $50 Early discount. 


Student registration is $120**. Until Oct 15, there is a $20 Early discount.


**IMPORTANT** In order to receive the student price, you must have an active student membership to SMA. Register as a student member and complete that transaction first. Then, register for the conference. If you do not, you will see the full price ($270) minus whatever student discounts there are. 




Thanks to our members' enthusiastic response, the group block at the TradeWinds Island Grand is now full for most nights of the conference, and online reservations using the group code are now unavailable. Please call the property at (800) 360-4016 and ask to speak with group reservations to inquire about any availability and make reservations, if possible. We have also made overflow and waiting list arrangements:

  • We have limited availability at the group rate at the Guy Harvey Outpost (part of the TradeWinds property, .4 miles from the adjacent Island Grand) the TradeWinds group reservations can also assist you with these accommodations prior to the September 23 reservations cutoff: (800) 360-4016
  •  The Sirata Beach Resort (.2 miles from the Island Grand, adjacent to the TradeWinds) - (855) 344-5999. (Identify yourself as part of the SMA Conference Overflow Rooms group block.)
  • If you wish to be placed on a waiting list for group rate accommodations at the TradeWinds Island Grand, please email Group Reservations Manager Yolanda Perez at with your room preferences(s) and requested dates of stay. Use SMA Waiting List as the subject line. Copy SMA Executive Director David Nershi at We will monitor the waiting list. Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, if and when cancellations occur. Please Note: Be sure to secure your room at an overflow property first! That's the only way to guarantee you'll have a room.



SMA is pleased to offer two special sessions on Wednesday, October 25.

SMA/CARMA Research Methods PDI Session -1:00 pm  5 pm

Presented as part of the collaboration with CARMA (Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis). The session is presented by Larry Williams and Andrew Hanna and is designed for both beginning and advanced Structural Equation Modeling users. to participate, please register here.  This session is limited to 50 people.

SMA Career Paths Symposium - 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm   

Designed to offer insights into post-tenure career options. The symposium offers various round tables so a scholar interested in a particular aspect of a career can attend the round tables most targeted to personal interests.  The 2017 symposium is co-chaired by Patricia Lanier (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and Aaron Hill (Oklahoma State University). For more information regarding this year's program, or to express interest in participating, contact Patricia at or Aaron at Limited to 50 participants.

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