Click here to download a copy of the SFA symposium schedule. A formal printed schedule will be handed out at registration, but this sneak peak at the itinerary may help you plan travel. Please note two things:

  • If you are unable to make registration on Thursday, registration materials will be available all weekend at the information desk during lectures.
  • Thursday night’s dinner is a part of the symposium this year. The cost of dinner is included in the ticket you purchased, and separate reservations are not required.


Symposium attendees often with to share rides to and from the Memphis airport to save on rental car expenses. SFA has created an online rideshare board to assist registrants in coordinating their travel plans. You may enter your information online here and we’ll send the information spreadsheet out to all responders on the afternoon of October 15. Coordination of rides and cost shares is the responsibility of individual attendees.


Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our 2014 Fall Symposium. We look forward to seeing you in Oxford in October.

SFA has reserved blocks of rooms for attendees at the following area hotels:
Hampton Inn Conference Center        662-234-5565
Hampton Inn West (Jackson Ave.)    662-232-2442
Holiday Inn Express                           662-236-2500
Marriott Town Suites                        662-238-3522

Identify yourself an attendee at the Southern Foodways Symposium, and the hotel will make your reservation at our special rate of $149/night. Reserve your rooms as soon as your ticket purchase is confirmed; availability is first come, first served, and the special rate expires September 22.

Other area hotels include:
Comfort Inn: 234-6000
Days Inn: 234-9500
Puddin’ Place: 234-1250
Super 8: 234-7013
The 5 Twelve B&B: 234-8043
The Ravine: 234-4555

Note that there are no rooms available at the Inn at Ole Miss, and the Downtown Inn is closed for renovations.

And there are a number of online websites that handle weekend home/condo rentals. This is a great option for groups of 4 or more.


If you would like to rent a house or condo and are looking for fellow registrants to share the cost, an online Google doc has been created here to facilitate networking:



Put on your smarty pants and check out the bibliography for our upcoming fall symposium. Click here for a print-ready PDF version.


Throughout the symposium weekend, Off Square Books will serve as our event bookstore. Books by presenters, chefs, and many attendees will be available for sale with free continental shipping. Buy all you want and don’t worry about having to fly home with them. This is a great opportunity to get your new favorite book signed by the author.