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DC on Demand Issue 1

Successful in Seattle

Thanks for joining us in Seattle! We had 1,299 attendees in Seattle, and while the number of total attendees was slightly down from 2011 where we had 1,329 attendees, we got a lot of positive feedback on the meeting.

More specifically, many of the attendees noted on the post-meeting evaluation that quality of research presented at the meeting was outstanding. Thank you to all who contributed to the program - we hope you will consider presenting again next year in Washington, D.C.!

We'd also like to thank all of the Section leaders and members who participated in the Track Sessions. Three out of the top five attended sessions were part of a track. The best attended session was "Is Subsidizing Farm Crop and Revenue Insurance Economically Justified?" which was an Invited Paper/Track Session organized by the Senior Section and Applied Risk Analysis Section.

The Selected Presentations Committee fielded a record number (936) of abstract submissions. With the help of Topic Leaders and Reviewers, the Committee accepted 312 posters and 396 papers. They then organized 50 poster tours and 99 paper presentations. It's a significant amount of work, and we are grateful for their time and diligent preparation of the Selected Presentations.

We'd also like to thank the Trust Committee, Awards Committee, and Fellows Selection Committee for their careful selection of this year's award and scholarship winners. A full list of award and scholarship winners have been posted on the AAEA website.

We hope everyone who joined us in Seattle found the meeting to be educational, enriching, and enjoyable. There are a few pictures of the meeting posted on the AAEA Facebook page, and you don't have to be a fan or Facebook user to see the photos. Just visit

Thanks again!

2013 Joint Annual Meeting Heads to Washington, D.C.

For 2013, AAEA has chosen to hold its Joint Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. and will be joined by the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES). All of the meeting activities will take place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park on August 4-6.

The Washington Marriott Wardman Park is located in the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan area, and it is easily accessible from the Metro Red Line. We encourage all attendees to book a hotel room at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park under the AAEA room block. You will be able to book your room in early 2013, but please keep in mind that space is limited. Room rates start at $199/night (with a special government per diem rate).

You can learn more about the city of Washington, D.C. by visiting the Destination DC website.

Contribute to the 2013 Meeting Program

Be an active part of the meeting in D.C. and organize an event or present your research! We're currently accepting proposals for Invited Paper Sessions, Track Sessions and Pre- and Post-conference Workshops. You could also submit an abstract to present your research as a Selected Presentation, Organized Symposium, and/or Frontier Session. A full list of opportunities is available on the Joint Annual Meeting website.

The Future of Posters

A number of you responded to our post-meeting evaluation, and we greatly appreciate your feedback! The survey results give us a chance to improve the Annual Meeting using your ideas. One of the most common topics discussed on the survey this year was Posters.

Many of the survey questions and comments revolved around the topic of Posters and the Poster Tours. AAEA has put together a working group that is currently looking into how to move forward with posters for this year and future Annual Meetings. The working group is consulting with Section leaders as well as others in the profession to ensure that we are giving meeting attendees the best outlet for disseminating research. We'll let everyone know if any changes are made to the Poster program.

LI-LMI Travel Grants

The AAEA Trust invited nominations for economists from low income or lower-middle income countries to be awarded full travel grants to attend the Joint Annual Meeting. Nominees should be professional economics who are from and residing in a developing country. Applications are due on November 5.