Mark your calendars for October 25-27 to join us in Chattanooga, Tennessee or Virtually for SEMC2021!

Registration is now open for SEMC2021

SEMC2021 will be a hybrid meeting with virtual components as well as onsite sessions and events at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Mark your calendar for October 25-27, 2021 to meet us in Chattanooga or to join us on our virtual platform

register for the SEMC2021 Annual Meeting 
Register for SEMC2021 Off-Site Tours and Events 
SEMC2021 Preliminary Program 

Having trouble registering? Check out these "Registration Assistance Notes" or contact Carla Phillips, SEMC Membership Manager, for help!

BREAKING NEWS! SEMC has partnered with 2021 Platinum Sponsor, Conserv on a few giveaways! 

When you register to attend the SEMC Annual Meeting virtually or in-person in Chattanooga, TN, you will be entered to win a Starter Kit from Conserv, which includes three years of real-time environmental monitoring, software and metrics built just for collections, and support from their team of conservators.

SEMC is Also Thankful for our 2021 Annual Meeting Supporters:

ReNewell, Inc. Fine Art Conservation


Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Conference Information

Competition Information

Scholarships and Awards Information

Whether you are in-person or virtual, we have a slate of workshops and sessions that will support the work you do in your institution!


If you need to cancel your registration for the 2021 Annual Meeting, we will refund the registration price, less a $50 processing fee, up to 7 days prior to the start of the Annual Meeting start date. Fees for in-person events/tours will be fully refunded if the request is received prior to October 1, 2021. SEMC cannot refund pre-paid event/tour fees after this date.

You can also move your registration to the virtual conference. Please contact SEMC staff for details.

Attendees who are unable to attend the meeting may also transfer their registration to another individual from their organization.  A transfer request must be sent to SEMC staff in writing. Upon receipt, the original registration rate and any event tickets purchased will transfer to the new attendee, and the new registrant will receive a confirmation. Transfers after October 8, 2021 will incur a $25 processing fee.

Requests received after October 17, 2021 will not be eligible for a refund. However you can move your registration to the virtual conference.

We must receive your refund request in writing, by email, or in a written statement through WildApricot no later than 7 days prior to the start of the Annual Meeting explaining the need for a refund.

Please contact SEMC staff for questions:

SEMC will follow the most current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Events and Gatherings for SEMC2021.