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Call for Papers: MCRSA 51st Annual Conference/IMPLAN 13th National Users Conference, June 3-5, 2020 Bloomington, MN

Mid-Continent Regional Science Association

51st Annual Conference

IMPLAN 13th Biennial National User’s Conference

~ June 3-5, 2020 ~ Bloomington, Minnesota ~

Call for Papers

The MCRSA will hold its 51st Annual Conference together with the IMPLAN 13th Biennial National User’s Conference June 3-5, 2020 at The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and is located near such attractions as the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, the Mall of America, and the Twin Cities Light Rail transit system to take you anywhere in the metro area.

The program committee welcomes individual papers and organized sessions 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, 2020.

Hotel Reservations:
The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America Hotel
3800 American Boulevard East · Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
Tel: 952-854-2100
Toll Free: 1-800-HILTONS
The conference room rate is $159 per night. The conference room rate will be honored three days before and after the conference. Onsite self-parking is complimentary for conference attendees. Complimentary shuttle service from and to the airport is available. To make a reservation, call  1-800-HILTONS and mention the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association (MCRSA) conference. You can reserve your room online by clicking here.

The cutoff date for the conference room rate is May 11, 2020


MCRSA Surcharge for Participants Not Staying at the Conference Hotel to Booking Outside the Conference Block

Note that attendees who do not register for an overnight stay at the conference hotel, The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America Hotel, or who book outside the conference room block, will incur an additional conference registration surcharge of $150. This surcharge does not apply to students or to attendees with a local business address, i.e. the Twin Cities area.

2020 M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition

The deadline for submission is April 1, 2020

The Mid-Continent Regional Science Association announces the Student Paper Competition for our 2020 conference (June 3-5) in Bloomington, Minnesota. All students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of January 1, 2020 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 considered for publication in the Association’s journal, The Journal of Regional Analysis & PolicyOnly papers authored solely by students (i.e., no faculty co-authored papers) will be eligible for the competition and resulting publication. Addition information can be found at http://mcrsa.org/student-paper-competition/

North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

Graduate Student Travel Grants to the MCRSA Conference 

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 conference is at: 


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