2019 WAEA Annual Meeting

The 2019 WAEA Annual Meeting will take place June 30 - July 2, 2019 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Registration includes Sunday’s reception, and breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. More details on the program can be found below. All Selected Paper and Organized Symposium presenters must be registered by May 1.

Registration Type On or Before 6/1/19 After 6/1/19
Current Member $325 $400
Non-Member $400 $500
Student Member $175 $275
Student Non-Member $250 $350
Guest $55 $55

Register Online

View our PDF Registration form here. Please note that no refunds will be given after June 2.

To make a reservation at the Coeur d’Alene resort, please visit WAEA Conference Hotel Reservations or call 800-688-5253 and tell the reservation agent you are with the Western Agricultural Economics Conference. Conference room rates are $229 for the Park Tower; an optional upgrade to the Lake Tower is available for $279. Unfortunately, the resort is already 100% full on Saturday night, June 29, so if your travel plans include a Saturday night stay in Coeur d’Alene, you will need to find other accommodations for that night. We apologize for any inconvenience. The hotel is honoring our conference rate for two days after the conference should you choose to extend your stay. Reservations in our block are guaranteed until May 21, so please make your reservations prior to that date for the best availability.

Meeting Program

Please see the updated meeting program here.

Paper sessions will be held Monday morning and afternoon, as well as Tuesday morning. Our conference will kick off with a Welcome Reception on Sunday, June 30, starting at 6 p.m. Two program elements from the past are being reintroduced – a keynote speaker for Monday’s lunch and an Awards Luncheon on Tuesday. We are lucky to have Dr. Robert Johansson, Chief Economist of the USDA, as our Keynote Speaker, who will discuss Economics at USDA – Past, Present and Future.

WAEA directors Jo Ann Warner and Aleksan Shanoyan are organizing the Selected Paper sessions. We had 140 paper submissions and 112 selected for presentation. Thanks to all of the WAEA members who served as topic chairs and reviewers, we appreciate your time and effort. Of the submitted papers, 15 requested to be included in the graduate student paper competition and 12 papers were chosen to present in that competition. Wade Brorsen Is organizing the Graduate Student Paper Competition. Authors of selected papers have been notified of decisions. Selected paper presenters must be registered for the conference by May 1. (Please note: Selected Paper authors do not need to upload their full papers to the submission site).

WAEA directors Karina Gallardo and Cory Walters have organized the WAEA awards selection. Thanks to the many WAEA members who volunteered their time as committee chairs and committee members to choose from a very strong slate of nominees in all award areas. Award winners have been selected and nominators have been notified. The awards will be presented at Tuesday’s Awards Luncheon.

Post-Conference Agricultural Tour - Tuesday, July 2

The Western Extension Group has yet another informative and interesting agricultural tour arranged to begin Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. following the awards luncheon. This year’s tour will follow a scenic northerly route along Lake Pend Oreille (the 5th deepest fresh water lake in the U.S.) and then east along the Priest River in Idaho. The last third of the route will take us through the Rathdrum Prairie – a once predominantly agricultural area. Tour stops will include a large cattle ranch to discuss mountain grazing pastures and grazing resources; forest management regarding bark beetle infestation; wolf management issues in NE Washington and Idaho; and the history of grass seed production and current domestic and global markets at Simplot. A post-tour dinner is also in the works. We plan to return to the resort by 8:30 p.m. The tour fee is $65, and you can register right along with your conference registration. These tours have been highlights of the last several meetings, so we encourage you to join in the fun!

Transportation to the Meeting

The nearest airport to Coeur d’Alene is Spokane, WA, which is served by Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest and United. The hotel is about 40 miles (45 minutes) from Spokane airport. The Coeur d’Alene Resort has shuttle service available with 48-hours’ notice for $69 round trip for adults, $50 one way. For those who are driving, parking is available at the resort for a conference discounted fee of $12 per day.


Past Annual Meetings


Last updated: June 27, 2019

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