Experience an intoxicating mix of authentic Appalachian culture, a wealth of historic properties, rich Civil War heritage, and edgy new art in a bustling urban setting with easy access to the great outdoor - all at SEMC 2014 Annual Meeting in Knoxville!
Nestled in the foothills of the Smokies, Knoxville’s lively and historic downtown is dense with great restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. SEMC evening events will center around Gay Street, one of America’s great main streets and the home of the East Tennessee History Center and the historic Tennessee Theatre, and World’s Fair Park, site of the 1982 exposition and its iconic Sunsphere and the Knoxville Museum of Art.
SEMC is known for great off-site tours, and 2014 will be no exception. Explore the vast collections of the University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 18th- and 19th-century historic house museums, and institutions and sites dedicated to African-American heritage. Walk quiet residential streets in search of traces of a bloody Civil War battle. Discover long-abandoned marble quarries and learn about Knoxville’s history as "The Marble City." Experience the natural delights of the rugged urban wilderness within walking distance of downtown, and the cutting edge technology of nearby Oak Ridge.
We promise you’ll be energized, enlightened, and entertained. There might even be a drop of moonshine if you’re lucky. You’ll never want to leave!
The Southeastern Museums Conference is one of the largest and friendliest regional museum associations in the nation, representing twelve states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Known for its creative programs and exciting evening events, SEMC's "all in one" registration encourages informal interaction between Resource Expo exhibitors and meeting participants.
SEMC's Annual Meeting and Resource Expo are perfect formats for businesses to directly reach museum decision-makers. Museum leaders in many different disciplines include directors, curators, registrars, exhibit designers and educators. Resource Expo hours and activities are scheduled to encourage maximum traffic and exposure for your products and services.
Exhibitors who are also SEMC Corporate Members are invited to present a Commercial Session during the Annual Meeting. Corporate Membership packages that include Annual Meeting exhibit booth and program advertising, plus year-round newsletter advertising and membership directory listings, provide a cost-effective way to extend your presence in SEMC throughout the entire year. This is an exclusive opportunity for current Corporate Sponsors and Partners or those who choose to newly join.
About the SEMC:
The Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), nonprofit membership organization, is an association of museums, museum staff, independent professionals and corporate partners. We focus on the Southeastern United State including: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.