2018 Annual Meeting

SEAREG’s sixth annual meeting in North America will be held from May 31-June 2, 2018 and hosted by Georgetown University. Registration is now open. Please be sure to complete both the online registration form as well as submitting the payment.

Hotel Information

The closest hotel to the meeting is the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, though the rates exceed $275 per night (with a AAA member discount). Other options for local accommodation include AirBnB and several nearby hotels. Let us know if you are interested to share a room but do not know another conference attendee (please be sure to include your gender in the email).

Transportation to/from Washington, D.C. Airports

There are 3 major airports serving the Washington, D.C. metro area. In order of proximity to Georgetown, they are: Reagan National (DCA – approximately 20-30 minutes’ drive away), Dulles International (IAD – approximately 45 minutes’ drive away), and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI – more than an hour’s drive away). DCA and IAD have fairly robust public transit options to Georgetown via the Metro (subway) and bus connections. Transit from BWI is available as well. A cab from DCA will be at least $15-$20 (one way); from DCA, expect to pay at least $60 each way. A taxi from BWI will likely run over $100. UberX and Lyft are ride-hailing options at all three airports (prices vary throughout the day). You can find additional suggestions for directions to Georgetown (main campus, where the Walsh School of Foreign Service is located).

Luce Foundation Travel Grants

We are happy to announce that a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation enables us to offer ten (10) grants of up to $500 each to Ph.D. students wishing to attend the 2018 meeting.

These grants may be used to defray the costs of travel, accommodations, registration fees, and/or incidentals for students traveling to Washington, D.C. Students wishing to be considered for a travel grant should submit an email with: (1) a one-page summary of their research interests and experience and (2) a current CV.

Grantees will be chosen based on their scholarly promise as Southeast Asianists as well as attendance at the previous SEAREG meetings. Applications for Luce Foundation travel grants are due no later than April 16, 2018. Decisions will be announced by April 23, 2018.

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