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Registration: Twelfth Biennial SEA Conference, March 3-7, 2021 (Virtual)
The Many Pasts, Presents, & Futures of Early America

Conference Registration Fees

We seek to make the 2021 SEA Biennial Conference accessible to the greatest number of participants, while covering the costs of our online conference platform. The SEA Executive Committee thus announces the registration fee structure for full participation in the conference (including access to all virtual panels, events, keynotes, and networking/social opportunities):

Fully Employed:                                                                                           $50.00 (SEA membership required)

Undergraduate/Graduate Students:*                                                         $0.00 (SEA membership required)

Any First-Time SEA Biennial Conference Attendee:                              $0.00 (SEA membership required)

Anyone not part of the categories above may choose, at time of registration, the fee level they are most comfortable with depending on their income and ability to support the SEA’s 2021 programming. *Anyone included in the SEA’s discount membership category may choose the student registration category: “The category of Discount Membership includes non-salaried University faculty (non-tenure-track faculty, adjuncts, instructors, and emeritus), High School teachers, historical society staff, and independent scholars.”

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Note:  Any instructor/teacher participating (via sign-up) in the SEA’s Common Reading Initiative ( will receive free registrations (no membership required) for their students for the Keynote Plenary Reading & Colloquy with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.

The Native & Indigenous Studies Keynote Roundtable with Brooke Bauer, Malinda Maynor Lowery, and Julie Reed will be publicly accessible, as it is generously sponsored by a Georgia Humanities Grant (




In order to support diversity, inclusion, and equity in the Society of Early Americanists in general and the 2021 Biennial Conference in particular, we will offer complimentary one-year SEA memberships to individuals from underrepresented groups (including, but not limited to, African American, Native American, LatinX, and LGBTQ individuals) who will be participating in any function (panel chair, paper presenter, commentator/respondent, round-table participant, etc.) at the 2021 Biennial Conference.

The deadline for submitting individual paper proposals or complete panel proposals is September 15, 2020. Please click here for details and to submit a proposal!

Once the Conference Program Committee has reviewed all proposals and sent out acceptances, we will also send out (brief) SEA membership grant forms and invite all presenters self-identifying as members of an underrepresented group to apply.

If you have any questions about the 2021 Biennial Conference registration fees and/or the Membership Grants, please contact Patrick Erben (SEA President and Program Committee Chair) at








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