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AAEA invites you to take part in our 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, July 30 - August 1, 2017. If you are interested in attending, register before June 7, 2017 for the lowest rates. Register online or visit the meeting website for more information.

Attendees will have the chance to attend a number of pre- and post-conference workshops, concurrent sessions, plenary sessions featuring invited speakers, and speaker series luncheons & reception. 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.

Hotel Room Block

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!

Why Chicago?

The world's best food. The world's best museums. Architecture that awes. And enough shopping for days. Find it all in Chicago. With events every weekend, live music and theatre every night, and beautiful parks and gardens beckoning every day — summer in Chicago buzzes with energy and excitement all season.

This is a city built on the shores of greatness. Start your adventures with us. As the official visitor site for Chicago, they have the tools for you to discover new neighborhoods, customized itineraries, top events and more. Plan your dream trip, whatever that means. Right here, right now.  Visit the Chicago Tourism website for additional information:

Need a map or two to help guide you around Chicago? Visit print out a number of useful city maps.


Go Airport Express is offering AAEA Annual Meeting attendees discounted transportation from O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport to Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Visit the transportation webpage for additional information.

Whether you are coming from across the city or across the world, you will need to use some sort of transportation. We have information on our website regarding all of your options, such as airport transportation, public transportation alternatives including Uber and Lyft, the commuter trains, buses, and even the Chicago Watertaxi. Check out all of Chicago's Public Transportation options here.

Pre- & Post-Conference Workshops & Ticketed Events

Pre-conference Workshops – Saturday, July 29, 2017

Post-conference Workshops – Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Find more information about all six of these workshops online. You may register for a pre- or post-conference workshop while registering for the annual meeting. The last day to register for ALL workshops is July 5, 2017. If you are registering only for a pre- or post-conference workshop or would like to add a workshop or luncheon after you register, please download the registration form and submit with payment to or fax the form to the AAEA Business Office (414) 276-3349.

Luncheons & Receptions

Consider attending a Speaker Series Luncheon or the International Lecture & Reception on Monday, July 31. Read more about the Speaker Series Luncheons and Receptions online.

Selected Presentations

On March 27, AAEA sent out all Selected Presentation notifications. Notifications are also available online when you log into your “my account.” Contact if you have any questions about your notification. Later this month, accepted presenters will receive session information and directions to upload papers or posters to our website by May 24, 2017. Remember, the deadline for presenters to become AAEA members and to register for the meeting is also May 24, 2017!

If you are willing to serve as a moderator for a Selected Paper or Lightning Session, please fill out this form.

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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