"The way academic life should be."
NOTE (5/5/11): WRSA's Website and Headquarters
are on the move... to Brown University.
At the Monterey 50th Annual Meeting, Rachel Franklin was appointed as our incoming Executive Director.
We will leave our old University of Arizona-based website up for a little while for archival purposes,
but all updates (including some just-posted photos from Monterey!) appear on our new site.
Mahalo and aloha. --Dave
1961, the Western
Regional Science Association (WRSA) is an international
of university scholars and government and private-sector practitioners
to the scientific analysis of regions. WRSA is known around the
world for the quality of its signature "seminar-style" invited paper
sessions. Full papers (not just abstracts) must be submitted by
our traditional October 15 deadline (draft version okay at this stage,
with conference version due no later than December 31). At the
conference, each paper is allocated 45 full minutes of Program time --
inclusive of the remarks of an assigned discussant and open discussion
with session attendees. All paper presenters can expect to be
assigned discussant and/or chair duties.
WRSA Annual Meeting paper sessions are organized on topics such as: Resource Utilization, Impact Analysis, Regional Modeling, Location of Economic Activity, Regional and Urban Planning, Environmental Quality, Regional Development Issues, Interregional Migration, Transportation Problems, Locational Criteria for Public Services and Facilities, Housing -- Financing and Renewal, Tourism and Recreation, and Energy Issues.
WRSA's Annual Meetings are held
in some of the most spectacular locations in western
2012 Sheraton Kauai, Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii, (February 8-11, 2012)
2011 Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, California (February 27 - March 2, 2011)
2010 Hilton Sedona, Sedona, Arizona (February 21-24, 2010)
2009 Silverado, Napa, California
2008 Hilton Waikoloa, The Big Island of Hawaii
2007 Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, California
2006 La Fonda, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2005 Hyatt-Regency Islandia, San Diego, California
2004 Wailea Marriott, Maui, Hawaii
2003 Rio Rico, Arizona
2002 Hyatt-Regency Monterey, Monterey, California
2001 Riviera, Palm Springs, California
2000 Sheraton Kauai, Poipu, Hawaii
1999 Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, California
1998 Hyatt-Regency Monterey, Monterey, California
1997 Royal Waikoloan, Hawaii
Photo Album (Coming Soon)!
WRSA board and officers
WRSA history and photos
Upcoming and recent regional science conference
Dues are now being collected for memberships in the Association. For their annual dues, WRSA members receive:
Joining is easy! Payments
collected this year through the convenient, on-line E-payment
facilities of the
North American Regional Science Council's website. Click
for directions and to go to the NARSC site to join! The
simple, and regular membership costs $95 US. The special reduced
student members is $50 US. NOTE:
All persons whose names will appear on the Program of the 50th Annual
Meeting in Monterey must be dues-paid 2011
WRSA members; please use the
NARSC website to pay
the combined Preregistration and Dues Fee
Address Changes: Members are requested to report address changes via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
WRSA in the international regional science community...
Association is a founding member of both the Pacific Regional Science
Organization (PRSCO) and the North
Regional Science Council (NARSC). These two organizations are
nonmembership, operational arms of the umbrella, worldwide scholarly
group: the Regional Science
Association International (RSAI).
PRSCO sponsors the biannual Pacific Conferences of the RSAI in odd-numbered years and a PRSCO Institute (a smaller, more focused seminar-style gathering) in even-numbered years. NARSC sponsors the annual North American Meetings of the RSAI.
As a member organization, WRSA periodically serves as host of both the Pacific Conferences and North American Meetings of the RSAI. WRSA hosted the 17th Pacific Conference, RSCO17, in Portland, Oregon in 2001 the 45th N. American Meetings of the RSAI, in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1998 and the 56th North American Meetings of the RSAI in San Francisco, November 18-21, 2009.
For further information about WRSA, please contact:
Dr. Rachel S. Franklin, Executive Director, WRSA
Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences / Box 1916, 112 George Street
Brown University / Providence, Rhode Island 02912 USA
Phone: 401-863-1064 / Fax: 401-863-3213
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org