2017 Alumni Seminar

February 17-18, 2017

How do we build and experience a sense of place? What are the values and lore associated with “place” and how can they be altered by external forces? What is changing in how we live? What role does place play in today’s increasingly virtual world? During this year’s Alumni Seminar, UGA’s annual two-day educational gathering that features lectures, tours and interactive seminars, we explored these questions through various lenses. Thank you to those who were able to join us!

The entire UGA community – alumni, family, friends and fans – is invited to participate in Alumni Seminar to learn why UGA is one of America’s leading public research universities. Information about the 2018 Alumni Seminar will be shared in late 2017.

2017 Keynote speaker

Roy Blount Jr.

Roy Blount Jr.

Author, humorist and panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me
Roy Blount Jr. is the author of 24 books, a panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, a former president of the Authors Guild, a member of the Fellowship of Southern Authors and a usage consultant with the American Heritage Dictionary. He is from Decatur, Georgia, but now splits his time between Massachusetts, New York City and New Orleans. He is a 2016 inductee of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.

A Peek at Past Alumni Seminars

View photos from the 2014 Alumni Seminar


View photos from the 2015 Alumni Seminar


View photos from the 2016 Alumni Seminar




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