NARSC Section: 61th WRSA Conference, | February 17-20, 2022, Scottsdale, AZ

Dear WRSA Members and Friends,

For our 61st meeting in 2022, we’re heading to Scottsdale, AZ (near Phoenix). This is our first in-person meeting since 2019.

Our 2022 meeting will be held at The Scott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ (near Phoenix), February 17-20. The meeting will officially start on Thursday, February 17, with our traditional opening plenary session and welcoming reception. Three full days of sessions follow on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Feb 18-20). See the website or attached Call for Papers for additional meeting information. 

Only full papers (draft format acceptable) will be accepted for this conference. All submissions will be reviewed and will be assigned a discussant on the program.

All presenters are expected to discuss a paper and/or chair a session.

Paper Submission: Papers should be uploaded to the WRSA website by October 15, 2021, although as in past years the "deadline" will be extended until mid-November. Remember that program invitations are only issued on the basis of full papers, not abstracts or outlines. Draft papers are sufficient for the October deadline, so long as we have a complete version in hand by the end of December 2021.

Hotel Reservations: Our meeting hotel is The Scott Resort & Spa located in Scottsdale, AZ, which is just east of Phoenix and offers various cultural activities, adventure, food, and other fun. The Scoot Resort & Spa also offers various dining options in Old Town Scottsdale, an on-site spa and pools, and easy access to championship golf courses. Our negotiated room rate is $209/night (plus taxes) and the resort fee is waived for our group. See the “Hotel Information” link on the WRSA website. The hotel has agreed to honor our special room rate three days prior to and three days following our meeting, based on availability. Please note: after January 18, 2022, the hotel will no longer honor our special room rate! Be sure to book early!

Tiebout Prize: Advisors and Ph.D. students alike are reminded that October 15 is the hard deadline for submissions for the 36th Annual Tiebout Prize in Regional Science. Visit the WRSA website for full details. Papers co-authored with faculty advisors are acceptable; however, the primary author must meet the Tiebout student requirements and the bulk of the substantive work and contribution of the paper must have come from the student. REQUIRED: Submitted pdfs of the paper must include a letter from the faculty advisor confirming that these requirements have been met.

Student Conference AssistantsWRSA is seeking several students to assist with meeting registration in Pasadena. 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 WRSA via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), if you're interested.

Session Chairs and Paper Discussants: Planning to come to Scottsdale and won’t be presenting a paper? We are always VERY happy to assign you a session chair role or paper discussant duties if you’re willing. Just drop us an email  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to let us know your preferences and availability constraints.

Feel free to contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions.

Please do circulate/post the attached Call for Papers! 

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All the best,
Jaewon
Program Chair, 2022 Annual Meeting
Executive Director, WRSA

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