2014 AAEA Annual Meeting

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Minneapolis on Demand Issue 4

Time is Running Out – Book Your Hotel Room Today!

AAEA’s room block at the Hyatt Regency is almost full and rooms are going fast at the Millennium. If you haven’t reserved a hotel room for the 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting, make sure you book a room as soon as possible! The cut-off at the Millennium is June 25 and at the Hyatt it’s July 3. The reduced rates offered to meeting attendees cannot be guaranteed after these dates.

Learn How to Use the Mobile App with our New Online Demo

The mobile app has a number of great features, including a personalized scheduling tool, exhibitor listings, attendee profiles and much more. Visit our website for instructions on how to download the mobile app and watch the brief demo to learn how the app can enhance your 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting experience. 

Employment Center Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2014 Employment Center taking place July 27-29, during the 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. The Employment Center offers a great opportunity for highly qualified candidates to connect with a number of employers during the Annual Meeting. This year's Employment Center features a simplified registration and posting process that is now integrated into the newly updated AAEA Job Board. Applicant registration is FREE.

For more information please visit the online Employment Center. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sarah Kenner. We hope to see you in Minneapolis!

Lunch and Learn on Tuesday

Grab your boxed lunch and head to one of the Tuesday lunch sessions.

  • Connecting with African Agricultural Economics Networks: Opportunities to Support Education and Research through the African Economics Research Consortium (AERC) and the Nouveau Programme de Troisième Cycle Interuniversitaire (NPTCI)
    Hyatt Regency, Main Level, Lakeshore B
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The purpose of this session is to introduce the research and training programs of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the Nouveau Programme de Troisième Cycle Interuniversitaire (NPTCI), and the Collaborative Masters of Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) to the AAEA membership. The session will provide a forum for AAEA members to explore options for collaborating in agricultural economics research and training programs in Africa through the AERC and NPTCI networks. AERC and NPTCI leadership, faculty, alumni and board members, and AAEA members who are already collaborating with AERC and NPTCI will be in attendance.

  • Assessing the NRC Committee Review of USDA’s Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
    Hyatt Regency, Main Level, Lakeshore A
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A committee of the National Research Council was recently brought together to assess the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, USDA’s competitive-grant program.  In the present session, two NRC committee members will review the newly released findings.  Discussion will focus on AFRI program management; the size, duration, and complexity of awarded grants; and – perhaps – an initial look at the performance of the studies funded.  Audience participation is welcome.

New this Year – All Posters Available on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

Stop by the Sunday night Poster Reception to network with the poster presenters. The reception will take place at the Hyatt Regency from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall. Be one of the first 500 attendees at the reception and receive a free drink ticket.

Poster presenters will also be present at their poster during an assigned Poster Presentation Lunch Session. Authors that have posters with odd numbers will present during Monday's lunch hour and authors with even numbered posters will present during Tuesday’s lunch hour.