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CAES/NAREA 2008 Joint Conference Web Site

The 2008 CAES/NAREA Joint Conference will be held in Quebec City, Quebec from June 30 to July 1, 2008 at the Hilton Quebec. The pre-conference workshop, entitled “Domestic and International Agricultural Policy” is scheduled for Sunday, June 29, 2008. Quebec City is a UNESCO world heritage treasure and is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. Travelers can fly into Quebec/Jean Lesage International Airport direct from Boston and Newark, NJ. The airport is less than 30 minutes from the conference hotel. The Hotel Hilton Quebec is located at 1100, boulevard René Lévesque, on Quebec's Parliament Hill, just outside the old city walls and within easy walking distance to many of Quebec City’s tourist destinations. Hilton Quebec is also connected by indoor walkways to a concourse of shops and restaurants. A block of rooms has been reserved at $209 per night plus tax for the nights of June 29, 30 and July 1, 2008. A number of rooms have also been blocked for Saturday at $209 per night plus tax for those attending the pre-conference workshop. Reservations can be made directly online with the Hilton Quebec (group code AGRB08).  No rooms are available on July 2 or 3, 2008 due to anniversary celebrations taking place on July 3-6, 2008. Early booking is recommended.  The conference registration fee is $150 for members and $190 for non-members prior to May 20, 2008; and $180  for members and $230 for non-members after May 20, 2008.  The workshop is an additional $10 for conference participants and $50 alone and includes lunch. The opening reception will be held on Sunday evening June 29, 2007, and is free for those registering for the conference.

The planning committee members for the 2008 CAES/NAREA Joint Conference include Jean-Philippe Gervais, Sean Cash, Danny LeRoy, Richard Gray, and Valerie Johnson from CAES; and  Lori Lynch, Andreas Lange, Wes Musser, and Stephen Smith from NAREA.  See the contacts page for further information.

Questions related to the conference and conference location can be directed to the local arrangements committee, Jean-Philippe Gervais; Jean-Philippe.Gervais@eac.ulaval.ca, Richard Gray; richard.gray@usask.ca, and Valerie Johnson; valcaes@telus.net.  Submission questions or concerns can be directed to the paper selection chairs Jean-Philippe Gervais, CAES chair; Jean-Philippe.Gervais@eac.ulaval.ca and Lori Lynch, NAREA chair; llynch@arec.umd.edu. Questions about the web submission process can be directed to Jill Caviglia-Harris at jlcaviglia-harris@salisbury.edu