Conference

Going Back to Our Roots: A Celebration of 50 Years of SCJA

The Program is now Available

Asheville, NC
September 12th-16th, 2022
Renaissance Asheville Hotel

We’re headed to Asheville, NC in 2022 to celebrate 50 amazing years of the Southern Criminal Justice Association. In addition to the stellar panels and fellowship that have made our conference the top regional criminology conference, we’ve planned a special emphasis on why SCJA was initially formed and our continued focus on building young scholars. The Renaissance Asheville is a beautiful hotel nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and directly in downtown Asheville. This prime location gives conference attendees walking access to delicious restaurants, breweries, outdoor activities, and eclectic entertainment. A short car ride will take you to the gorgeous grounds of the Biltmore Estate or on a hiking adventure.

The deadline to submit was proposal is July 15th, 2022.
We are no longer accepting proposal submissions.


Information for Attendees

Hotel Information

Renaissance Asheville Hotel

The conference will be held at the Renaissance in downtown Asheville, North Carolina on September 12th-16th, 2022.

Located just steps from downtown Asheville. See it on the map[+].

Renaissance Asheville
31 Woodfin Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

  • Reservations can be made using our personalized group link.
  • The conference rate is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to make your reservations as soon as possible!
  • If booking through a third party website, please contact the hotel to be added to the room block.
  • Parking can be done on site at a rate of $4/night.

Visitor Information

Asheville has something for nearly everyone. You could spend weeks exploring Asheville and barely scratch the surface.

If you enjoy the outdoors, there's the Blueridge Parkway and the highest peak east of the Mississippi--Mount Mitchell. Countless bars, local breweries, and restaurants will delight the food and drink lovers.

If touring architectural marvels is your thing, there is of course the Biltmore Estate, "America's Largest Home" from a time when the wealthy lived in castles and not Manhattan. Or if you prefer something built a little more recent, the Sierra Nevada taproom and restaurant in nearby Mills River is worth the price of admission.

My personal recommendations would be getting a beer at Wicked Weed and going to the show at the Orange Peel.

Check back soon for more recommendations.

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina