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

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. This year we will meet in Florence, S.C., October 3-6. Our registration day (Wednesday) includes a showcase of tourism partners from the Southeast followed by a welcoming reception and dinner. Thursday is packed with helpful seminars and our annual membership meeting topped off with the awards banquet that night. 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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