BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (March 31, 2021) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Wednesday the Conference will not conduct its traditional in-person SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, Florida.
"The SEC Spring Meetings provide an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, plan for the future and focus on our mission to serve people through our universities," said Sankey. "We have learned a lot in the last year including how to conduct effective meetings through technology. We believe a combination of smaller in-person meetings on varying dates and continuing use of virtual meeting technology is more appropriate given the current circumstances than a multi-day indoor conference room gathering."
The SEC Spring Meetings serve to bring together university presidents and chancellors, faculty athletics representatives, student-athletes, athletics directors, senior woman administrators, communications directors, and head coaches in the sports of football, men's basketball and women's basketball. The meetings are designed to discuss current issues, consider Conference and national policy changes, provide input to the NCAA and develop overall strategy for the Conference.
The meetings traditionally conducted in Destin during the week of Memorial Day will now be conducted through different formats throughout the spring and summer. This is the second year COVID-19 has impacted the annual meetings. Until the pandemic caused the cancellation of last year's event, the SEC Spring Meetings had annually been conducted in Destin, Florida, since 1985 and were previously held in varying locations and formats.