2017 WAEA Annual Meeting

When: July 9-11, 2017
Where: Lake Tahoe, NV

This meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort. The resort is on the lake and is a beautiful place for a meeting with excellent facilities. It will be held jointly with the Western Extension Committee (WEC). Unlike most past years, we expect to have activities until 5 PM on Tuesday.

Because the meeting will run through Tuesday afternoon, please consider staying Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, and leave Wednesday as a travel day. Meeting registration will be available soon and is anticipated to be around $400 and will include multiple meals.

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Registration Fees:

Registration Type Price On or Before 6/10/17 Price After 6/10/17
Current Member $400 $450
Non-Member $500 $550
Current Student Member $275 $325
Student Non-Member $375 $425
Guest $55 $55

Registration fees include entrance to the welcome reception, your awards banquet and all sessions.

When registering, attendees may choose one activity that will be taking place during the meeting the afternoon of Tuesday, July 11:

  1. Spatial Econometrics Workshop; 1:30-5:30 pm (Limit 30 people, no guests)

    Brian Whitacre has graciously agreed to offer a workshop on spatial econometrics. Spatial data is increasingly available and there is a need to know more about how best to use it. The workshop will discuss examples of the various forms of spatial dependence, introduce several commonly-used spatial statistics, and present the most frequently utilized forms of spatial regressions (spatial lag and spatial error models). Participants are expected to have a laptop computer with the [free] GEODA software already loaded, but no prior knowledge of spatial statistics is needed. The workshop will conclude with a summary of exciting advancements and state-of-the-art research in spatial econometrics.

  2. Ag Tour Itinerary for Tuesday July 11 (Limit 70 people)

    1:30PM – Pick-up Hyatt Regency
    2:45PM – Desert Farm Institute – University of Nevada, Reno (Research being conducted on Nevada Melons)
    4:00PM – Wolf Pack Meats
    5:00PM – Great Basin Coop – All farmers in the area sell to them
    6:30PM – Louis Basque Corner – Dinner
    8:00PM – Board bus for return to hotel
    9:00PM – Return

For additional meeting details and targeted contact information, look into the Fall and Winter WAEA News Notes.

Last updated: April 14, 2017

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