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Issue 5, July 2018

We look forward to welcoming you all in Washington, D.C. next week! Here is some helpful information as you prepare for the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting. If you have additional questions, please contact the AAEA Business Office at or (414) 918-3190.

Download the 2018 Mobile App!

The Annual Meeting App is now available for FREE at the Apple App Store or Google Play. You can access the app from your iPhone, iPad, Android, or tablet - just search “AAEA 2018” and you can get started on some of these awesome features:

  • Create your own personalized schedule
  • Connect with other Attendees
  • Connect with Presenters
  • Find rooms easily - Map It!
  • Explore the city of Washington, D.C. with places to eat, visit and even check the weather
  • Much, much more!

Interested in a hard copy? The 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting Program is now available - check out the print version here!

Print or Ship your Poster Straight to 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 Washington Marriott Wardman Park. 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.

Registration for Ticketed Events

There are a limited number of tickets available for the speaker series luncheons and post-conference workshops. Tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets will be sold the day of the event. If you would like to register on-site for a ticketed event, simply stop by the registration desk in the lobby of the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

The registration desk is also where you will pick up your name badge and ask any questions.

Registration Hours:

  • Sunday, August 5: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
  • Monday, August 6: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 7: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Connection Center

The AAEA Connection Center, located in the hallway before Park Tower on the Lobby Level, 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!

Professional Headshot Photographer

As a benefit to everyone attending the AAEA Annual Meeting, a photographer is available for professional headshots on Sunday, August 5, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm on the Lobby Level. This is a great opportunity to have your professional picture taken! Digital Images will be available, at no cost, after the Annual Meeting.

Employment Center

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. Applicant registration is FREE, but participants must be registered for the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting.

Employment Center Hours

  • Sunday, August 5: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Monday, August 6: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 7: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


Registered Employers

  • University of California, Davis
  • Economic Research Service (USDA)
  • University of Florida, Food and Resource Economics
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Newcastle University
  • North Carolina State University
  • North Dakota State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Purdue University
  • Utah State University
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

For more information, please visit the online Employment Center. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Kenner.


SuperShuttle is offering a 10% discount for 2018 Annual Meeting attendees to and from IAD/DCA/BWI airports for one-way and roundtrip. This offer is valid online only at Simply enter code JXXYX to get started.

Washington, D.C. also offers a variety of local transportation options. In addition to taxis, Uber, and Lyft, there’s also an easy to use Metro system (bus and rail) and the DC Circulator.

The Metro system utilizes a SmarTrip card, which is a rechargeable card used to pay Metrorail and local bus system fares. Simply touch the SmarTrip card to the circular targets on top of or inside station fare gates, or you can tap the SmarTrip fare box on the Metrobus.

The DC Circulator provides public transportation to the District’s main attractions at a cost of only $1 and SmarTrip cards are also accepted. The system consists of six distinct routes across Washington, D.C., and most routes run until midnight or later. Check out their schedule here.

AAEA Business Meeting

AAEA’s Annual Business Meeting will take place on Monday, August 6 at 8:00 am in Salon 2 located on the lobby level. Be sure to review the minutes from last year’s meeting and the agenda before you arrive.


Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact
AAEA staff at or (414) 918-3190.

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