I am the current President-Elect of the Southern Economic Association and one of my primary responsibilities was organizing this year's conference in Washington DC November 19-21.
The program is now published and online for all to see. Particular highlights in the program are the Distinguished Lecture, the Presidential Address, and the Association Lecture. On Saturday at 10:00am, there will be a special session honoring Vernon Smith that will also be a highlight of this years meetings.
Vernon Smith will also be honored at the annual Society for the Development of Austrian Economics dinner following Israel Kirzner's Association Lecture. It is my sincere hope that individuals in the DC academic and think tank community will make it for Kirzner's lecture and the SDAE dinner so please spread the word among all your friends.
Diana Thomas has organized a great program for the SDAE program (an affiliated scholarly society to SEA) that has a full slate of sessions, including its annual Menger Prize and Lavoie Prize.