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Chicago On Demand, Issue 5

The AAEA Annual Meeting app is live!

Be sure to download this years’ #AAEAChicago17 Annual Meeting app before arriving in Chicago.  The app will help you manage your networking, schedules, social media, and much more in the palm of your hand. Some other ways to have the best experience at our Annual Meeting in Chicago:

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Download it for FREE to your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Once installed, you’ll have instant access to all of the awesome features. Logging in to the app and adding yourself to the “Attendee” list will help you get the most out of the app features. Click HERE from your device. If you use Apple or Android, you can also search for “AAEA” in the iTunes store or Play store. Just look for the AAEA logo!

Have questions? Let us know and we’ll be happy to answer them. Just call (414) 918-3190 or send an email to

Hotel Room Block

The AAEA room block at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is filling up fast! These rooms are 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 until July 6, 2017,  on a first-come, first-served basis. Book now to guarantee your room!

Print or Ship Your Poster at the FedEx in the Hotel

If you are presenting a poster at the Annual Meeting and would like to avoid traveling with a large poster, take advantage of the FedEx directly in the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. There, you can get high-quality oversize prints perfect for making a big impact at presentations. Otherwise, you can ship your posters to the hotel with confidence knowing FedEx Office is onsite, receiving, handling, and tracking your packages! Visit for contact information and additional options.


If you are interested in attending the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, July 30 - August 1, register before July 5, 2017 for advanced rates. After July 5, registration will only take place on site in Chicago, and you may not be able to purchase ticketed event tickets. 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 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 for the Employment Center

Register for the 2017 Employment Center taking place July 30- August 1, during the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The Employment Center offers a great opportunity for highly qualified candidates to connect with a number of employers during the Annual Meeting. The Employment Center features a simplified registration and posting process that is integrated into the AAEA Job Board. Employer registration is $400 and includes unlimited job postings. Applicant registration is FREE, but participants must be registered for the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting.

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 Chicago!

Registered Employers:

Call for Moderators

We seek your assistance! If you are attending the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting, please consider volunteering to serve as a Session Moderator. One moderator is needed for each selected presentation and lightning session to keep the session on schedule and to foster interesting discussion that will hopefully provide helpful feedback to presenters. Sessions have up to four presenters, and lightning sessions will have up to eight presenters; all will last 90 minutes. Volunteer moderators will receive detailed instructions via email prior to the Annual Meeting. If you are interested in volunteering and have not yet filled out the form, please fill out our very short moderator form here.

If you have any questions regarding the role of a moderator, feel free to contact Lauren Seward at Thank you for your time, and we hope you consider this opportunity.

New this year: AAEA Connection Center

The AAEA Connection Center, located in the Halsted room 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. A Charging station will also be available to recharge your device(s). Reconnect, Recharge, and Relax at the NEW AAEA Connection Center.

Professional Headshot Photographer

As a benefit to everyone attending the AAEA Annual Meeting, a photographer is available for professional headshots on Sunday, July 30th 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Halsted AAEA Connection Center located on the 4th floor of the Marriott. This is a great opportunity to have your professional picture taken! Digital Images will be available, at no cost, after the Annual Meeting.

Do you need an Invitation Letter?

If you need an invitation letter from AAEA in order to attend the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting, please request one by emailing your full name to If you need proof of presenting, please include your abstract ID# and presentation title(s) in your email.

With all of the travel updates and policy changes we strongly encourage attendees, especially presenters to take proactive measures in booking travel. If you are visiting Chicago from a country outside of the U.S., please refer to the visa requirements to help make your travel arrangements.

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2017 AAEA Annual Meeting this July!

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