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WRSA 2017: Stunning Santa Fe, New Mexico

Some locations are so nice you can’t visit them only once. Thus it is that the WRSA returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the La Fonda hotel for its 56th annual meeting in early 2017. Meeting dates for next year’s meeting are February 15-18, with opening plenary and reception scheduled for Wednesday the 15th, followed by three full days of sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Our official meeting hotel is the La Fonda, located directly on the Plaza in central Santa Fe. Our negotiated room rate is $149/night (plus applicable taxes and fees) and includes internet and self-parking. See “Hotel Information” tab to the left for room reservation instructions.

Additional meeting details will be posted in the months to come, so check back frequently! Most importantly, remember the traditional October 15, 2016¬†paper submission deadline! Papers can already be submitted via the “Login/Register” link to the left.

WRSA Hawaii: Another Great Meeting Comes to an End

Our 55th annual meeting was all we could hope for: great sessions, warm and sunny weather, and excellent company. The final printed version of the meeting program can be found here.

Check back soon for meeting photos and, of course, preliminary information on next year’s conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

WRSA Hawaii: We’re Getting Closer to Final!

We’re close enough to our 55th annual meeting (February 14-17, 2016) to start checking the weather regularly…and, indeed, it looks like we can expect some pleasant tropical weather while we’re there!

The preliminary meeting program has been updated to version 2.0. Please, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to check your assignments and let us know if there are any errors to be corrected. Also, be sure to check back frequently for changes: unfortunately they will occur!

Papers are due to be sent out to discussants and session chairs in a week or so. Please do update your paper now if necessary.

Hawaii Preliminary Meeting Program Posted!

Version 1 of our preliminary meeting program for the Hawaii conference is now available here!

This means that NOW is the time for hotel reservations and meeting preregistration. Information on both can be found under the appropriate annual meeting links on our website.

WRSA Paper Submission Deadline Extended!

The paper submission deadline for our 55th annual meeting on the Big Island of Hawaii, February 14-17, 2016, is extended to November 16, 2015. That day will be our hard deadline for papers, to allow time for manuscript review and preliminary program preparation. If your paper is ready to submit, please do go ahead and upload it. However, for those in need of the extra time to get their papers polished (or completed), we’re happy to be able to offer a few weeks of extra breathing room.

With regard to travel arrangements for the meeting, keep in mind that Hawaii in the winter is attractive to more than just regional scientists! Those booking on the earlier side will likely find better airfares and will have a greater choice of room types from our negotiated room block (this is especially true for those extending their stays beyond the dates of the meeting). See Hotel Information for room reservation instructions.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It: WRSA Spring/Summer Newsletter Posted!

The 2015 Spring/Summer Newsletter is newly posted and is chock full of preliminary meeting information for our 55th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Hilton Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii, February 14-17, 2016. Wondering ¬†how to book your room? Submit a paper? It’s all in the Newsletter!

This issue of the Newsletter also gives a recap of this year’s annual meeting in Tucson (including pictures!) and includes information for both the Tiebout and the Ben Steven’s Fellowship graduate student competitions. Read on!

WRSA 2016: The Way Academic Life Should Be (Especially in February)

Our 55th annual meeting will be held February 14-17, 2016 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Additional meeting details will be posted here in the weeks to come. In the meantime, two valuable pieces of information:

1. Room reservations at the Hilton Waikoloa Village can now be booked using this link: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/K/KOAHWHH-WRS-20160214/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Room rates start at $205 per night (plus applicable taxes) and include guest room internet, complimentary self-parking, and fitness center access.

2. For inclusion in the meeting program, full papers should be submitted to the WRSA portal by October 15, 2015. Details are available under the annual meeting tab here on our website.

We look forward to seeing you on the Big Island!