Fall 2019 Meeting

2019 Fall Meeting

Valle Crucis Conference Center, Valle Crucis, NC

October 11-13, 2019

Registration is not yet open for the fall meeting.

Fall Program


For more information, contact:

Curtis Ryan, Program Organizer

Appalachian State University


Krista Wiegand, President

University of Tennessee


Cal Allen, Executive Director


The 2019 annual fall meeting will be held October 11-13, 2019 at the Valle Crucis Conference Center https://vcconferences.org in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Sessions are 40 minutes each, with one presentation at a time by a combination of faculty and graduate students.

REGISTRATION: The cost is $150 per person for lodging and meals, plus $15 for registration. There is a reduced charge (50%) for children aged 3-11 who are accompanied by their own parents and there is no charge for children under 3 (the Conference Center requires children to be supervised at all times).

DUES: Dues are paid for a calendar year, January through December. If you have not yet paid for 2019, please go to the Membership tab.

If this is will be your first trip to Valle Crucis, you will want to bring some informal clothing and shoes for walking. Mountain views, wooded paths, the waterfall, and colorful leaves tempt most of us to take at least one hike.

We want everyone to attend, but ask that you not arrive or bring guests without letting us know in advance. We must notify the Conference Center on its schedule and assign rooms in advance, so please account for everyone who will attend with you. If you foresee a problem or have to make a sudden change, please contact Cal Allen at edsermeiss@gmail.com. When you register, please let us know your preferred roommate if you have one. Please note that registration and lodging fees are non-refundable within 2 weeks of the conference.

Our official arrival time at the Conference Center is 4:00 p.m. Facilities become available to us at that time. If you arrive early, enjoy the view from the porch.

Some travel assistance (six cents per mile) is available for pre-collegiate full members, as funds permit. Up to five graduate students may receive a $50 reimbursement for Valle Crucis.

Books: If you have books or other Middle East-Islamic world goodies you’d like to donate, please remember to take them to the meeting. As usual, we’ll have a book sale table for your perusal!

To register for the Fall 2019 SERMEISS Meeting, please complete the form below (registration is not yet open).

Fall 2019 Conference Registration

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