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.

2020 Annual Meeting

The Southern Demographic Association's board of directors met on Friday, April 24th, and determined that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is best not to hold a face-to-face annual meeting in October 2020. This decision was made to keep everyone healthy, to consider broader economic considerations, and to allow for an annual meeting that can appropriately honor and celebrate the 50th anniversary of our organization.

Upcoming Events

    • 16 Oct 2024
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 18 Oct 2024
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • DeSoto Savannah Hotel, 15 Liberty St., Savannah GA

    The 2024 SDA annual meeting will take place from Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18 at the DeSoto Savannah Hotel, 15 Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401

    All paper/poster/session submissions must be made by 11:59pm CDT on Monday, July 15, 2024 at the following link: SDA Abstract Submissions.

    About Hotel Registration at Conference Rates

    Cutoff for conference rates is September 24:

    Conference Hotel: The DeSoto, Savannah, GA

    Cutoff date for booking at the discounted conference rate is September 24, 2024:

    • Students and government workers: Contact Jarron Saint Onge of the University of Kansas (, the local arrangements liaison for the conference, to arrange for hotel registration at lower rates for students and government rates for Federal Government Employees.
    • 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 17th

    To be announced

    Friday, October 18th

              To be announced

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