Register for the Annual Meeting of the
Southern Management Association

Only active SMA members can register for the conference. 

Log into your SMA account at and click on “Go to My Account” to access the conference registration form.

SMA memberships costs just $50 per year. Individuals can join SMA at

2024 Conference Rates and Add-Ons

Registration TypeCost (USD – $)
Member (Early-Bird)275.00
Member (Regular)375.00
Student Member (Early Bird)110.00
Student Member (Regular)160.00
Emeritus Faculty (Early Bird)110.00
Emeritus Faculty (Regular)160.00

Note: Early registration rates are available until September 15, 2024. Refunds will be issued up until 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, October 6, 2024. Following this deadline, refunds will not be issued.

Add-On EventDay/TimeDetailsCost
Toyota Plant TourWednesday, Oct. 30,
10 AM – 2 PM
At Toyota Texas, over 3,400 team members build Toyota’s Tundras and Sequoias. This is the only place in the world building the Tundra. A new vehicle rolls off the line about every 60 seconds! Join us for a tour of this massive production facility. Registration for this tour closes on 10/19/2024 due to Toyota requirements. Transportation provided. Consortia participants and CARMA@SMA attendees cannot participate in this tour.$30.00
Southern Golf ScrambleWednesday, Oct. 30
8 AM tee time

Transportation to the course at 6:45 AM
Come join your colleagues for our Annual SMA Golf Scramble at Willow Springs Golf Course (202 Frost Bank Center Dr, San Antonio, TX 78219). Group size up to 24. Tee times begin at 8AM, transportation to the course will begin at 6:45AM. Open registration closes on October 14, 2024. Consortia participants and CARMA@SMA attendees cannot participate in the scramble.$70.00
Texas Hill Country Wine TourSaturday, Nov. 2,
10 AM – 4 PM
Discover the charm and flavors of Texas Wine Country on an exclusive tour through rolling hills, lush vineyards, and three of its most renowned vineyards. Our journey begins at Sister Creek Vineyards, a family owned vineyard with award winning vies that has taken advantage of the Texas terroir for thirty-six years. Next, we visit Singing Water Vineyards, where you’ll enjoy their wines in a historic tasting room, a classic 1880s barn built in the German agrarian style unique to this region of Texas. Their viewing decks set among the trees invite you to pause and take in the dramatic landscape and sounds of the creek. Our final stop is Bending Branch Winery, named the Top Texas Winery in 2018. The winemakers have an innovative approach to winemaking and sustainability, so you’ll indulge in their exceptional wines while taking in breathtaking views. Join us for a day of relaxation, education, and unforgettable wine experiences in the heart of Texas Hill Country. Transportation providedTour only – $40

Tour and tasting at each location – $100

2024 Conference Hotel Information

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association will be held from October 30 to November 2, 2024, and will take place at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, TX. 

According to the hotel reservation system, two room types are available for the duration of the conference: (1) King (1 x King bed) and (2) Double (2 x Double beds). In addition, the hotel reservation system indicates that each room costs $US209.00 per night, excluding taxes. The following taxes will be applied to each hotel reservation: S.A. T.P.I.D. Fee (1.25% per night); County Occupancy Tax (1.75% per night); State Occupancy Tax (6.00% per night); City Occupancy Tax (9.00% per night).

Click Here to Book Hotel at Conference Rate

The physical address for the hotel is: 200 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205-3299, USA. To see a map of the hotel’s location and to see what is nearby, please click here. 

The Conference Hotel offers easy access to San Antonio’s beautiful Riverwalk with numerous dining options within a short walking distance. In addition, there is an outdoor pool and fitness center on site. For more information on amenities at the Hilton Palacio de Rio, please visit this page.

Please follow these instructions to determine if you are an active member of SMA:

  1. Visit and log in with your user account credentials. (If you are already logged into your SMA Account, then click on “Go to My Account” button that can be found in the top right-hand side of the screen.”
  2. Click on the “Check your membership status” button.
  3. Inspect the information displayed in Column 2 (Subscription) and Column 3 (Active) of the table.
  4. If your membership is active, you can proceed to register for the annual conference.
  5. If your membership is inactive/expired, you must renew your membership before you can register for the annual conference.
    • To renew your membership, click on “Renew” button that is displayed on the “Subscriptions” page. After renewing your membership, you can proceed to register for the annual conference.

***If you are new to SMA, please visit to become a member. After activating your membership, you can follow the instructions to register for the annual conference. In addition to being able to register for the annual conference, SMA membership grants you full access to all SMA resources, such the Journal of Management and the SMA-CARMA Affiliate Program.***

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