Southeast, Central & South American Federation

Announcing Our First Conference

The SECSA Conference is scheduled for February 25-26, 2016, hosted on the campus of Auburn University. The conference is being designed to be open to all members (and non members) as well as graduate students and will include focuses on research, education, industry, and of course, networking and comradery. Please block your calendars now to join us for this exciting first (annual) event!

A call for papers was initially distributed via email on September 8th. This information can also be found on SECSA page of the ICHRIE website for easy reference.

Key dates:
Paper submission deadline – November 1, 2015
Notice of acceptance – November 19, 2015
Registration deadlines:
For one author per accepted abstract – December 13, 2015
For all other attendees – January 10, 2016
Final abstracts – January 17, 2016

About the Conference:
Will be held on Thursday, February 25th (beginning in early afternoon) and Friday, February 26th (running all day/evening) at the Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center.

Initial registration planning information:
Conference registration costs will be $75 for ICHRIE members, $50 for graduate students, and $100 for non-ICHRIE members. Conference registration will include the majority of meals throughout the conference.

The SECSA Board and Auburn representatives are currently working to finalize all of the details of the conference. Once finalized, information will be distributed.

Feel free to connect with the SECSA and its members on LinkedIn and Facebook.
LinkedIn group page: SECSA Federation and on Facebook group page: SECSA Federation of ICHRIE (‘Ichrie’ on the site).

I hope everyone continues to have a great semester. As always, I welcome any SECSA member to feel free to reach out to me ( or 980-598-1536), so that we can chat about our future together.

Don Schoffstall


Donald Schoffstall is President of Southeast, Central and South American Federation. Email Donald.

SECSA Federation Bylaws

SECSA bylaws

SECSA Call for papers

SECSA Call for Papers