The Preliminary Program has just been completed for WRSA’s 41st Annual Meeting, scheduled to take place February 17 – 20, 2002 in wonderful Monterey, California. The conference will be held in the same lovely venue as the highly successful 37th Annual Meeting: The Monterey Hyatt-Regency. As usual, this year’s program will feature three full days of sessions, as well as the traditional Luncheon Banquet and two evening receptions. As in previous years, the Preliminary Program can be found on the WRSA web site at http://geog.arizona.edu/wrsa. Full details about the conference site and travel arrangements can also be found on the web site. All participants should check the site frequently between now and the meeting to obtain the most up-to-date information about session schedules, conference arrangements, and chair and discussant assignments.
The Annual Meeting begins with our Registration Desk opening for participant
check-in on Sunday, February 17 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. The Opening
Plenary Session and Presidential Address and Reception will take place
from 3:00 – 5:45 PM. Registration reopens at 7:30 AM on Monday morning,
and the first slate of paper sessions gets underway at 8:00 or 8:45 AM.
The annual Luncheon Banquet will be held on Tuesday, when the Tiebout and
Springer-Verlag Prize winners will be announced. Tuesday evening
incoming WRSA President Roger Stough will host a cocktail reception for
all participants and their spouses. For the first time this year,
WRSA is pleased to announce that Tuesday evening will also feature a beer
and pizza party for all graduate students attending the meeting, hosted
by Annals of Regional Science editor, Roger Stough.
Concurrent paper sessions continue all-day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. In all, the Preliminary Program lists over 30 regular paper sessions with over 100 individual presentations scheduled.
If you have not yet made all your arrangements to attend, do so soon! We expect our anniversary meeting to have a high turnout and our room block at the Monterey Hyatt to fill early. For information on hotel reservations and travel arrangements, see related articles in this Newsletter or check the WRSA website, http://geog.arizona.edu/wrsa, for complete details. Hotel reservation and conference preregistration forms are now on the site.
Payment of Annual Meeting Pre-registration Fees and 2002 WRSA Dues may be sent up until February 1 to the Association office in Tucson. The Combined Annual Meeting Pre-registration and Membership Form may be printed out from the web-site and mailed or faxed.
After February 1 we request that you pay on-site at the conference. Receipts for all payments will be given at the conference. For those persons unable to attend the 2002 conference, please renew your WRSA membership prior to February 1 and receive a $5 discount off the regular $65 US annual dues.
We wish all participants a safe trip to Monterey. For those unable
to attend the 41st Annual Meeting, we look forward to seeing you in 2003.
Room is still available to take part in a WRSA tradition. The WRSA Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday February 21, 2002. We are changing to a scramble format this year so players of all levels can come join us for fun and camaraderie. The tournament will be held at the Del Monte Golf Club located at the conference hotel. This course traces its roots back to 1897 and has been home to the Monterey Bay Golf Club since 1932. WRSA members who have played this course tell us it’s one of the best affordable public access courses in the area.
This year your registration fee for the tournament will include a post conference seminar Wednesday evening after the annual meeting closes. The tournament fee will be $120 per player. If you are interested in playing, drop an email to Terry Clower at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can so we can confirm the number of tee times. Tournament fees will need to be sent to Terry by January 15, 2002.
If you have any questions, contact Terry Clower at the Center for Economic
Development and Research, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 310469, Denton,
Texas 76203, by phone at 940-565-4049, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Meeting rooms will include OVERHEAD PROJECTORS ONLY. Prepare your talk on transparencies. We cannot afford the exorbitant rental fees for slide projectors or Video Projection Units.
For more Details see the “Notes to 2002 WRSA Annual Meeting Program
Participants” on the web site.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Mid-Continent Regional Science
Association's 33rd Annual Conference May 30 - June 1, 2002 in Kansas City,
MO. The meeting will take place at the Westin Crown Center, Kansas
City's premier meeting location. We're getting a great rate ($80/per night)
at Kansas City's best hotel.
The Mid-Continent Regional Science Association (MCRSA) is an organization consisting of an interdisciplinary membership from academics and other public and private organizations. We are interested in using the tools of regional science to help solve applied problems in rural and urban areas at the local, state and national levels.
Early registrants will enjoy a reduced meeting registration fee of $50.00. In addition, a special reduced fee for students will once again be in effect. The full student registration fee is $25.00 including both the meeting and 2002 membership. However, students who submit their paper to the 2002 M. Jarvin Emerson Memorial Paper Competition and have their paper accepted for presentation at the meetings will have their registration and membership fee waived.
Visit the Association's Web site for conference information at: http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/mcrsa/pages/plan_to_attend.asp.
Information about the M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition can be found at: http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/mcrsa/pages/m.jarvin_emerson.asp. Contact John Leatherman if you have questions. John Leatherman, Associate Professor and Director, Office of Local Government, Kansas State University-Extension, Department of Agricultural Economics, 331 Waters Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4026. He can also be reached by phone at 785-532-4492 or by fax at 785-532-6925
41st Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association,
February 17 – 20, 2002, Monterey, California
For further details, see lead article, this issue.
41st Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association,
April 11 – 13, 2002, Arlington, Virginia
The 41st Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association will be held at The Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, April 11 – 13, 2002.
Paper abstracts should be submitted, preferably by e-mail, to Robert Gibbs, 2002 Program Chair, Economic Research Service, USDA, 1800 M Street NW, Room 2061, Washington, DC 20036-5831. He can be reached by telephone at 202-694-5423 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for abstracts is December 15, 2001.
7th Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization Summer Institute, June 20 – 21, 2002, Bali, Indonesia
The 7th Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization Summer Institute will be held in Bali, Indonesia June 20 – 21, 2002. This will also be the 4th International Conference of the Indonesian Regional Science Association. The theme of the Institute is “Decentralization, Natural Resources, and Regional Development in the Pacific Rim.”
The Institute/Conference will include presentations of selected papers on a number themes, including decentralization and regional finance, regional economy and planning, and population and urbanization.
To submit an abstract, please contact Budy P. Resosudarmo or Bambang Brodjonegoro at the Graduate Program in Economics, Gedung B 2nd Floor, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, Depok 16424 Indonesia. They can also be reach via phone/fax at 62-21-787-5865 or via e-mail at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
All abstracts should be in English and should not be longer than 1 page. Please note in your abstract the institution you represent. The deadline for abstracts is January 30, 2002.
Limited financial support is available for individuals from developing countries whose papers are accepted for presentation at the meeting.
Further information about the Institute/Conference is available at http://www.irsa.naraindra.or.id.
42nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association, August
27 – 31, 2002, Dortmund, Germany
The 42nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association will be held at the University of Dortmund, Germany, August 27 – 31, 2002. The Local Organizing Committee welcomes papers on a wide range of regional science topics. Abstracts can be submitted online at www.ersa2002.org. The deadline for abstracts is January 15, 2002.
For further information, contact Franz-Josef Bade or Tanja Mikeleit at the University of Dortmund, Faculty of Spatial Planning, Department of Economics, D-44227 Dortmund, Germany. They can also be reached by telephone at 49-231-755-6440, by fax at 49-231-755-6439, and by e-mail at email@example.com. The official website for the 2002 Congress is http://www.ersa2002.org.
14th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques, October 10 – 15, 2002, Montreal, Canada
The 14th International Conference on Input-Output Techniques will be held in Montreal, Canada, October 10 – 15, 2002. The goal of the conference is to promote and stimulate the exchange of ideas in the field of input-output analysis as defined in its broadest sense. Authors are invited to submit papers on any aspect of input-output analysis, including theoretical background, policy issues, analytical frameworks, technical focus, units and levels of analysis, and objects of analysis. Papers related to the general theme, “Ecological and Economic Sustainability in the New Economy,” are of particular interest to the organizing committee.
The deadline for paper submissions or parallel sessions is November 1, 2001. Acceptance of papers will be confirmed by February, 2002. The Organizing Committee has limited funds for five travel grants to be given to young scholars coming from non-OECD countries. For more information on the travel grants or on submitting an abstract, contact Erik Dietzenbacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christian de Bresson at email@example.com. More information on the conference is also available at the International Input-Output Association’s website, http://www.iioa.at.