Welcome to the "50th Southeastern Business and Marketing Education Conference (SBMEC)." It is our goal to provide timely and innovative presentations that will effect change and influence practice. This year's conference theme is "Business and Marketing Education: Meeting the 21st Century Challenge".  A quick perusal of the conference program will alert you to a variety of presentations available for your professional growth. This is our tenth year as the SBMEC coordinators, and we are excited about providing this venue for sharing ideas and expertise in Business and Marketing Education. We look forward to SBMEC continuing as an integral part of our service to the profession, the region, and the state. You may access the agenda by visiting the SBMEC web site. 

Friday, February 1, 2013 to Saturday, February 2, 2013
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Credit Information: 

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized measure of participation in quality, noncredit learning experiences. Five instructional hours (0.5 CEU) will be recorded for full participation in this conference. 


Attendees – registration includes Friday Banquet

  • Registration Fee on/before January 28, 2013 – $110
  • Registration Fee after January 28, 2013 – $125
  • Friday Banquet for Guest (optional) – $32

Current Full Time WELSF Students (12+ hours) – Does not include Friday Banquet

  • Friday Registration – $20
  • Saturday Registration – $20
  • Friday Banquet (Optional) – $32

Presenters – Does not include Friday Banquet

  • Friday Registration – No Fee
  • Saturday Registration – No Fee
  • Friday Banquet (Optional) – $32

Event Cancellation Policies
(1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before January 25, 2013 will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. If your registration fee is less than $35, the entire amount will be retained. No refunds will be issued thereafter; substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call 800-884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel. 

Hotel Costs: 
  • Classic Queen/King Room (one queen/king bed) – $89
  • Classic Single Room (two ¾ beds, extra long) – $99
  • Select Room (two double or queen beds) – $119

You'll be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process. 

Contact information: 

Tycie Coppett, tcoppett@uga.edu or Dr. Myra Womble, mwomble@uga.edu or Dr. Elaine Adams, adamsje@uga.edu

Special Needs
If you require special services or have dietary restrictions, please contact Nette Penn at 706-542-6658, or Nette.Penn@georgiacenter.uga at least 5 business days before your event.