Welcome to the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association

SEOPA has been helping communicators and allied industry representatives excel in their professions since 1964.

Organized in May 1964, SEOPA is the nation’s premier regional outdoor communicator’s organization. The organization’s purpose is outlined in its Constitution as follows:

• Promote quality communication of outdoor activities and issues.
• Promote ethical conduct in communication of outdoor activities and issues.
• Promote fellowship among persons engaged in communication of outdoor activities and issues.
• Promote education of members and the general public through communication of outdoor activities and issues.
• Promote interchange of information with other professional communication groups and organizations.

The Benefits of Membership

All members receive membership directory access and at least six issues of SEOPA News each year. The database and dozens of back issues of SEOPA News, including a vast array of craft improvement articles, are available to members online. SEOPA provides excellent member-to-member networking opportunities through the website, our annual conference and small junkets throughout the year. 


Annual Conference

2019 - Oxford, MS (October 23-26)

2020 - The Resort at Glade Springs in Southern WV (October 7-10)

2021 - Huntsville, AL (Dates TBD)

2022 - Springfield, MO (Dates TBD)

The annual SEOPA conference is designed to bring all members together to learn and enjoy networking opportunities in a fun, productive atmosphere at a minimal cost. Traditionally, the conference runs Wednesday through Saturday in early October. We have a registration mixer and meetings on Wednesday followed by a welcoming reception and dinner. Thursday is packed with helpful seminars, a tourism showcase and our annual membership meeting topped off by the annual awards banquet. On Friday we offer a Breakout Day when writers spend an afternoon outdoors exploring the products and services offered by corporate members. We also offer a “hands-on” shooting event on Saturday followed by special sessions and food, drink, and pickin' and grinnin'.

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