There are two upcoming conferences and events that may be of interest to regional scientists:
1). American Community Survey Data Users Conference
Registration is open for the 2017 American Community Survey Data Users Conference! The conference will be held on May 11-12, 2017 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Madison Building located at 600 Dulany Street in Alexandria, Virginia (a five-minute walk from the King Street Metro station). Space at the conference is limited and registration is on a first come/first served basis. There is no registration fee for the conference but participants are responsible for covering their own expenses, including travel, hotel, and meals. The deadline for registration is Friday May 5th at https://acsdatacommunity.prb.org/p/conferences.
2). Mid-Continent Regional Science Association 48th Annual Conference
June 7-9, 2017 ~ Toledo, Ohio
Call for Papers
Please join us for the 48th annual conference of the Mid-Continent Regional Science to be held at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel in Toledo, Ohio. The program committee welcomes papers on a wide range of topics relating to applied economics, planning, geography, business, public administration sociology, and political science.
The deadline for abstract submission is April 1, 2017.
Hotel Information: The Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel is undergoing a complete renovation. Everything will be new. The Renaissance is downtown near the river walk, and many restaurants and cultural attractions. The conference-lodging rate is $149/night single and double. To receive this rate, reservations must be made by May 6, 2017.
2017 M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition
The deadline for submission is April 1, 2017
The Mid-Continent Regional Science Association announces the Student Paper Competition for our 2017 conference (June 7-9) in Toledo, Ohio. All students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of January 1, 2017 are eligible. Student papers dealing with all aspects of regional development, including cultural, physical and economic processes, are welcome. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and the M. Jarvin Emerson Award. The winning entry will also be published in the Association’s journal, The Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. Only papers authored solely by students (i.e., no faculty co-authored papers) will be eligible for the competition and resulting publication.
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development Graduate Student Travel Grants to the MCRSA Conference in Toledo, OH – June 7-9, 2017
The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) at Michigan State University is partnering with the MCRSA to strengthen research capacity in the North Central Region. We’re doing so by offering a limited number of MCRSA conference travel grants to graduate students from NCRCRD member institutions. Students can request up to $500 to pay eligible travel-related expenses. Only M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students from NCRCRD-member institutions are eligible for these awards.
Information about the MCRSA annual conference is at: www.mcrsa.org.