Each spring, the engaging and sociable SEA conference focuses on a single theme, with opportunities to present on additional topics at the conference’s poster session. The SEA conference has a long tradition of providing scholars considerable support to papers in development. The conference’s small size – with just one, or at most two, speakers in any given time slot – means presentations receive considerable attention. Attendees follow a single conversation over the course of three days, with a culminating, open discussion that never fails to inspire. For junior scholars and practitioners, especially, the meetings are a welcoming place that offers formal mentoring activities and lots of opportunity for informal connecting.

Papers presented at the meetings are eligible for publication in a special, peer-reviewed, issue of Economic Anthropology organized around the conference theme.

Follow the links below to learn about past meetings, their themes, and conference programs.