Exciting Changes on Upcoming Conference Schedule
The past year has caused many changes in our previous plans and routines. Due to concerns over COVID-19 travel limitations into Canada and as a means of limiting financial exposure to the WAEA, we are happy to announce the following changes to our upcoming conference schedule.
Joint 2021 AAEA/WAEA Conference
July 31 – Aug. 3, 2021
2022 WAEA Conference
Santa Fe, NM
June 26-28, 2022
2023 WAEA/CAES Conference
Whistler, AB, Canada
Working in cooperation with the CAES, the chance of holding a joint conference in Canada no longer became feasible and presented a large amount of financial risk to both associations. This reshuffling of conferences over the next few years allows us to limit our financial liability and presents the WAEA with the highest likelihood of holding an in-person conference this year.
We are thankful to have the cooperation of the AAEA board and especially AAEA President Dawn Thilmany in making these changes. I am particularly excited to keep great location like Santa Fe and Whistler on our schedule so that we can enjoy those locations in the future.
Calls for our normal slate of WAEA awards will be provided in the WAEA winter newsletter with nomination deadlines on February 15. There will also be a limited call for WAEA organized symposia. Selected papers and posters will be entirely managed through the normal AAEA submission process and are due January 20. I would encourage all WAEA members to submit abstracts.
Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns (Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org).