What a Surprise! It’s the traditional extension of the paper submission deadline for our 60th annual meeting in Palm Springs, California, next February 21-24. With the extension, we will accept submissions until the end of November.
This year’s FINAL deadline will be November 30.
Be sure to get your paper submitted before then!
Permitting it’s safe to travel and congregate in large groups, WRSA will hold the in-person meeting in Palm Springs. However, we are also considering an option to meet virtually online or in a hybrid format if the COVID-19 situation does not improve by the end of November.
For those of you still making a decision, WRSA strongly encourages you to submit the paper and you will always have a chance to withdraw the paper depending on the meeting format that will be announced in early December.
Ready to submit? There’s no reason to wait until the last minute. Simply visit the WRSA website and use the Login/Register link at the left to upload your paper and register for the meeting.
I also encourage you to make your travel arrangements early. We will be meeting at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa by Hilton, where our negotiated room rate is $219/night (plus taxes). Reservations can be made via this link or by calling 800-237-2926 and asking for the Western Regional Science Association (Western Regional Conference) group rate. The hotel has agreed to honor our special room rate three days prior to and following our meeting (Feb 17th through Feb 27th), based on availability. Please note: after January 21, 2021, or as soon as our block fills, the hotel will no longer honor our special room rate! Be sure to book early!
I’m also still looking for several students to assist with meeting registration in Palm Springs. In exchange for 8-10 hours of volunteering at the registration desk, students will receive a complete rebate of their preregistration fees (worth $150, to be processed as a refund following the meeting). Contact me if you’re interested.