Welcome

The Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting & Workshop from Sunday, June 19, 2016 through Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Meeting events will take place at the oceanfront Bar Harbor Regency Hotel in spectacular Bar Harbor, Maine.

This year’s conference features many opportunities to interact and learn including: Selected Paper sessions, Symposia, Plenary Talks, and Workshop Sessions. A two-day post conference workshop on “Economics of Changing Coastal Resources: the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems”, led by Mario Teisl (University of Maine), will be held after the Annual Meeting beginning at noon on Tuesday, June 21, and concluding in the afternoon on Wednesday, June 22. The Annual Meeting will begin with an informal opening reception at the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel 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; and welcome professionals, faculty, and graduate students.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel for $171-190 per room (a small number of rooms will be available at the government per diem rate of $107) plus taxes from June 19 through June 22.  Accommodations can be booked by phone. Please identify yourself as associated with the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) Annual Meeting Group. To reserve by phone please call the hotel at 1-800-234-6835. This reduced rate will be available until May 13, 2016. Reservations received by the hotel after May 13, 2016 will be accepted based on availability. Since availability cannot be guaranteed, we encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.

The Local Arrangements Chair for the 2016 NAREA Annual Meeting is Mario Teisl (University of Maine). The Program Chair is President-Elect William Wheeler (US EPA). The 2016 NAREA Workshop Chair is Mario Teisl (University of Maine). Questions related to Annual Meeting paper and symposium submission can be directed to Will Wheeler (Wheeler.William@epa.gov). Questions related to local arrangements can be directed to Mario Teisl (narea2016mtg@gmail.com), while questions related to the workshop can be directed to Mario Teisl (narea2016wksp@gmail.com).

Sponsors

The 2016 NAREA Annual Meeting and Workshop is made possible by support from the University of Maine’s Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, Maine EPSCoR Office, and the School of Economics.