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Chicago On Demand, Issue 2

Registration is Now Open!

AAEA invites you to take part in our 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, July 30 - August 1, 2017. Our meeting will take place at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, located in the heart of the Windy City.

Over 1,500 participants are expected to attend the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting. Attendees will have the chance to attend a number of concurrent sessions, plenary sessions featuring invited speakers, and luncheon forums. The meeting provides researchers an outlet to present their work, while there will also be countless opportunities for attendees to network throughout the annual meeting. Register before June 8th for the lowest rates. Register online or visit the meeting website for more information.

New this year: AAEA Connection Center
The AAEA Connection Center on the 4th floor at the Annual Meeting will be the place to connect, network, and prepare presentations. Attendees can meet up with friends, or leave a message at the Connection Center Message Board. Charging stations will also be available. Reconnect, Recharge, and Relax at the NEW AAEA Connection Center.

Hotel Room Block Available

AAEA has a block of rooms at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at a reduced rate of $195/night. Reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 303-0104. Make sure to mention the AAEA Annual Meeting when making reservations by phone. There are a limited number of rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to guarantee your room!

2017 Meeting Highlights

Plenary Speakers

Invited Paper Sessions

The following four Invited Paper sessions will appeal to a broad range of Annual Meeting attendees. The sessions’ goals are to further the development and dissemination of systematic knowledge in the field of agricultural and applied economics, and to generate meaningful conversation.

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Organized Symposia

Organized Symposia highlight ideas or works-in-progress on a topic involving cooperative or competing efforts by two or more panelists. At least half of the session time will be reserved for discussion among the panelists and between the panelists and the audience. Symposia may offer discussions of policy issues, research methods, emerging research results, teaching or outreach topics, issues in professional organization, or other matters. The following nine symposia will be hosted throughout the AAEA 2017 Annual Meeting:

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Travel Grant Applications Available

The AAEA Trust seeks applications for Early Career Professional and Graduate Student Travel Grants. These are available for both domestic and international meeting attendees. The grants will defray housing and transportation costs associated with attending the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL on July 30 – August 1. The application deadline is May 25, 2017. For information on eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit the travel grant webpage.

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2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago this July!

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