Since 1970, the Southern Demographic Association has hosted an annual meeting each fall, usually in October. The SDA meeting provides a friendly venue for people to present academic and applied demographic research, to discuss and learn about population issues, and to meet others with common interests.

2023    San Antonio, TX

2022    Knoxville, TN

2021    In-person meeting canceled due to COVID-19

2020    In-person meeting canceled due to COVID-19

2019    New Orleans, LA

2018    Durham, NC

2017    Morgantown, WV

2016    Athens, GA

2015    San Antonio, TX

2014    Memphis, TN

2013    Montgomery, AL

2012    Williamsburg, VA

2011    Tallahassee, FL

2010    Knoxville, TN

2009    Galveston, TX

2008    Greenville, SC

2007    Birmingham, AL

2006    Durham, NC

2005    Oxford, MS

2004    Hilton Head Island, SC

2003    Alexandria, VA

2002    Austin, TX

2001    Miami Beach, FL

2000    New Orleans, LA

1999    San Antonio, TX

1998    Annapolis, MD

1997    Orlando, FL

1996    Memphis, TN

1995    Richmond, VA

1994    Atlanta, GA

1993    New Orleans, LA

1992    Charleston, SC

1991    Jacksonville, FL

1990    Louisville, KY

1989    Durham, NC

1988    San Antonio, TX

1987    Atlanta, GA

1986    Baltimore, MD

1985    Austin, TX

1984    Orlando, FL

1983    Chattanooga, TN

1982    Greensboro, NC

1981    Little Rock, AR

1980    Tallahassee, FL

1979    Myrtle Beach, SC

1978    San Antonio, TX

1977    Virginia Beach, VA

1976    New Orleans, LA

1975    Atlanta, GA

1974    Atlanta, GA

1973    Oak Ridge, TN

1972    Oak Ridge, TN

1971    Oak Ridge, TN

1970    Oak Ridge, TN

Upcoming Events

    • 18 Oct 2023
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 20 Oct 2023
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Hotel Contessa, 306 W Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

    The 2023 SDA annual meeting will take place from Wednesday, October 18 to Friday, October 20 at the Hotel Contessa, 306 W Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

    All paper/poster/session submissions must be made by 11:59pm CDT on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at the following link: SDA Abstract Submissions.

    About Hotel Registration at Conference Rates

    Cutoff for conference rates is September 19:

    • Students and government workers: Contact Kara Joyner at UT-San Antonio (, the local arrangements liaison for the conference, to arrange for hotel registration at lower rates for students and government rates for government workers.
    • All other registrants: Conference hotel rate is $229 per night.  To book at this rate click this link  and follow the directions that are there.

    Luncheon Plenary Sessions

    When you register, you are able to select one (or both, for an additional $25) luncheon plenaries to attend.

    Thursday, October 19th

    Robert Hummer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Adolescents No Longer: A Sneak Peek at Wave VI of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) as the Cohort Moves Toward Midlife

    Friday, October 20th

              Steven Ruggles, University of Minnesota

    Deconstructing Database Reconstruction: History of a Census Bureau Statistical Experiment

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