Annual Meeting

SEAREG’s fifth annual meeting will be held June 1 – 3, 2017 and hosted by the University of Texas at Austin. You can now download a copy of the schedule (please note that it is subject to change).
Remember to check this site periodically for important registration information.


Our 2017 Young Southeast Asia Fellows will present on their working papers over the course of the meeting. Please read the papers in advance to prepare for the lively discussion that will follow.

Hotel Information

SEAREG has reserved a block of rooms at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705; 512-404-1900). Please contact Renate Kwon if you would like to arrange to share a room (and split the cost) with another SEAREG attendee. Rooms at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center are $141/night plus tax. The hotel has kindly added rooms to our block; please let Renate know if you have any difficulty booking a room. Reservations can be made by calling 512-404-3600 and referencing the group code “SEAREG” or by booking online.

Transportation to/from Austin Airport

In Austin, we like to keep the city weird. To this end, we do not have Uberx or Lyft. We do, however, have alternative ride share apps. The apps operate very much like Uberx and Lyft. The more commonly used apps include Austin-based Fare, Boston-based Fasten, Dallas-based Get Me, and Canada-imported InstaRyde. All four of these companies offer on-demand service and can take you between any two points in the city. A trip from the airport to the conference hotel should cost $20-$30. There is also an alternative ride-share service called Wingz. It specializes only in airport pickup and dropoff. And as such, you can – and must – book your ride at least two hours before arrival. The driver will have your flight information and wait for you (within reason). The cost of Wingz is about $25.
You may also take the public bus Capital Metro Bus 100 (Airport Flyer). The bus picks up at the lower level (baggage claim) and drops off at the University of Texas football stadium (San Jacinto Boulevard and 21st Street). The bus ride costs $1.25 and takes 30-40 minutes. From the football stadium, the conference hotel is a 11-minute walk.

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 2017 meeting.
These grants may be used to defray the costs of travel, accommodations, registration fees, and/or incidentals for students traveling to Ann Arbor. 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 30, 2017. Decisions will be announced soon thereafter.

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