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The Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) and the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) will jointly hold its 2015 Annual meeting & Workshop from Sunday, June 28, 2015 through Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Meeting events will take place at the award-winning Hotel Viking in the historic seaside town of Newport, Rhode Island.

This year’s conference features many opportunities to interact and learn including: Selected Paper sessions, Symposia, Plenary Talks, and Workshop Sessions. A two-day preconference workshop on “Economics of Water Quality”, led by Todd Guilfoos (University of Rhode Island), will be held before the Annual Meeting beginning at noon on Saturday, June 27 and concluding in the afternoon on Sunday, June 28. The Annual Meeting will begin with an informal opening reception at Hotel Viking on Sunday evening; the academic program will follow on Monday and Tuesday. We encourage participation from academic, public, and private sector agricultural and resource economists as well as graduate students.

A block of rooms has been reserved at Hotel Viking for $165 per room (government per diem rate) plus taxes from June 26 through July 1.  Accommodations can be booked online using the NAREA/CAES Joint Meeting Group Code, 1JY0DN. To reserve by phone please call the hotel at 1-800-556-7126 and ask for the NAREA/CAES Joint Meeting. This reduced rate will be available until May 13, 2015. Reservations received by the hotel after May 13, 2015 will be accepted based on availability. Rooms with group rates for nights of Friday, June 26 and 27 are limited. Since availability cannot be guaranteed, we encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.

The annual meeting registration fee is $200 for members, $230 for non-members, $100 for member students and $120 for non-member students prior to May 1, 2015; after this date the registration fee is $230 for members, $260 for non-members, $120 for member students and $140 for non-member students. The registration fee includes the Sunday evening reception and ticket to Monday's Awards Luncheon. The workshop fee is $50 for members and $65 for non-members.

The Local Arrangements Chair for the 2015 NAREA & CAES Joint Annual Meeting is Emi Uchida (University of Rhode Island). The Program Chair is President-Elect Martin Heintzelman (Clarkson University). The 2015 NAREA &CAES Joint Workshop Chair is Todd Guilfoos (University of Rhode Island). Questions related to Annual Meeting paper and symposium submission can be directed to Martin Heintzelman (mheintze@clarkson.edu). Questions related to local arrangements can be directed to Emi Uchida (narea2015ri@gmail.com), while questions related to the workshop can be directed to Todd Guilfoos (guilfoos@mail.uri.edu).

Sponsors

The 2015 NAREA & CAES Joint Annual Meeting and Workshop is made possible by support from the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Institute (http://www.ci.uri.edu/), the US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (http://www.csrees.usda.gov/); and USDA-supported Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research (CBEAR).