Annual Meeting

SERCA Annual Meetings

SERCA’s annual meeting typically lasts 2-3 days and consists of presentation, workshop and community outreach activities. The meeting usually occurs in late February or early March of each year. The 2023 meeting will be in Georgia and the 2024 meeting will be held in Jackson, MS. Please check back in late December for further updates on the annual meeting.

Last Year’s Meeting….

The virtual SERCA Annual Meeting 2022: Protecting the Most Valuable Asset: Hazards and Personal protection featured Keynote Speaker and Industrial Hygienist, Joe Drapala, who provided an intensive overview on Indoor Air Quality, Mold Science, and Personal Protective Equipment. We also featured was a talk about Ergonomics for Conservators by Dr. Nikki Weiner, as well as talks from members about challenging conservation projects on hazardous materials. Conservators tend to always put the object first, but YOU are the Most Valuable Asset and need protecting! 

Not sure if you can make it? SERCA has Funding Opportunities!

Leonora Weaver Scholarship:

Leonora Weaver (1957-2014) was an Atlanta-based conservator in private practice; a long-term member of SERCA; and a mentor to many students and emerging conservators across the southeast and beyond. In honor of Leonora’s commitment to education, SERCA is dedicated to the maintenance of the Leonora Weaver Scholarship, which will cover registration fees to the annual meeting and provide lodging in the chosen city. To apply for a Leonora Weaver Scholarship, please send a resume and brief (one page) statement of how the topic of this year’s program would benefit your long-term educational and career goals. Please send this via e-mail to SERCA Education Chair, Julie Newton Application deadline for 2023 award cycle is extended to January 31, 2023.

To help maintain the Leonora Weaver Scholarship fund, please donate using the PayPal button on the Funding Opportunities page or send a check payable to SERCA for the desired amount to:  Brittany Dolph Dinneen, SERCA Treasurer- Michael C. Carlos Museum; Emory University; 571 S Kilgo Circle Atlanta, GA 30322. Please note that these donations are not tax deductible.