Welcome

The 2009 NAREA annual meeting will be held on June 7-9, 2009 in Burlington, Vermont, at the Sheraton Hotel.  A post-conference workshop on the use of experimental methods in environmental, natural resource, and agricultural economics will be held at the Sheraton Hotel immediately following the annual meeting.   Travelers can fly into the Burlington International Airport – only about 5 miles from the conference hotel.  A block of rooms has been reserved at $105 per night plus tax.  The opening reception will be held on Sunday evening (June 7th), and is free for those registering for the conference. The conference registration fee is $160 for members, $185 for non-members and $90 for students  (for early registration).  The registration fee includes the Sunday evening reception and ticket to Monday’s Awards Luncheon.  The conference program will include further details once posted.

The local arrangements committee members for the 2009 NAREA annual meeting include President-Elect Jacqueline Geoghegan, jgeoghegan@clarku.edu and Qingbin Wang, University of Vermont qwang@uvm.edu.   The planning committee members for the 2009 NAREA Workshop on the use of experimental methods include Kent Messer messer@udel.edu and Jim Murphy, JMurphy@nero.scob.uaa.alaska.edu

Questions related to the conference and conference location can be directed to the local arrangements committee.  Submission questions or concerns can be directed to the paper selection chair President-Elect Jacqueline Geoghegan, jgeoghegan@clarku.edu. Questions about the web submission process can be directed to Jill Caviglia-Harris at jlcaviglia-harris@salisbury.edu

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