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AAEA Invites You to Attend the 2018 Annual Meeting

Experts from around the globe to present research and studies

The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) invites you to attend our 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., August 5-7 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. There are over 900 expert speakers presenting in more than 200 concurrent sessions. Over 1600 agricultural and applied economists from around the world are expected to attend. Media and press are invited to attend any concurrent session, or plenary session with a complimentary media registration.

Presentation topics include: foreign trade policy, gene editing, agricultural immigration policy, food safety, food waste, economics of marijuana and beer, among many others. For a full list of presentations and sessions search for “AAEA 2018” in the app store, or view the PDF of our meeting program on the AAEA website.

The Keynote speaker, Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, from the African Development Bank will speak on applying economics to advance change for the better on Sunday, August 5, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in Salon 2.

AAEA President-Elect, David Zilberman from the University of California, Berkeley will discuss “Agricultural Economics as a Poster Child of Applied Economics: Big Data and Big Issues” in his Presidential Address on Monday, August 6, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am in Salon 2.

John Antle from Oregon State University will give his Fellows Address on “Data, Economics and Computational Agricultural Science” on Tuesday, August 7, from 8:30 am – 9:30 am in Salon 2.

Paul Romer from New York University will close out the meeting with his Galbraith Forum on Tuesday, August 7, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in Salon 2.

If you are interested in attending the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office for a complimentary registration. You can also learn more on our Annual Meeting Media Kit page.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices. To learn more, visit

Contact: Allison Scheetz
Senior Communications Manager
(414) 918-3190