Please Join Us In Chattanooga, Tennessee!

February 12-15, 2014

Our 51st annual conference will take place at the Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN.

Sessions take place on Thursday, February 13, and Friday, February 14, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The J. Anderson Davis Luncheon occurs on Friday between 12:00-1:30 p.m. On Saturday, February 15, we have the Teacher Training Program between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
The AEF holds the following special events and competitions at the conference:

  • President's Reception (Feb. 13)
  • J. Anderson Davis Luncheon (Feb. 14)
  • Teacher Training Workshop (Feb. 15)
  • Outstanding Paper Competition in Economics
    (More Information)Authors wishing to enter the Best Conference Paper competitions should prepare a hard copy submission to bring to the conference. These are deposited at the registration table in the conference reception area. The papers are evaluated by a committee of judges, and the best papers will be announced and awards presented at the 2015 conference at the end of the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon.
  • Outstanding Paper Competition in Finance
    (More Information)Authors wishing to enter the Best Conference Paper competitions should prepare a hard copy submission to bring to the conference. These are deposited at the registration table in the conference reception area. The papers are evaluated by a committee of judges, and the best papers will be announced and awards presented at the 2015 conference at the end of the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon.
  • Outstanding PhD Student Paper Competition in Economics
    (More Information) PhD students wishing to enter the PhD Student Paper Competition should email a PDF version of their conference paper to
    programchair@economics-finance.org
    on or before December 15, 2013. The written content of the papers is judged prior to the conference. Presentation of the paper at the conference will also be judged and the best Economics paper will be announced and award presented at the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon on February 14, 2014.

  • Outstanding PhD Student Paper Competition in Finance
    (More Information) PhD students wishing to enter the PhD Student Paper Competition should email a PDF version of their conference paper to
    programchair@economics-finance.org
    on or before December 15, 2013. The written content of the papers is judged prior to the conference. Presentation of the paper at the conference will also be judged and the best Finance paper will be announced and award presented at the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon on February 14, 2014.

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Competition in Economics
    (More Information) Undergraduate students presenting papers at the 2014 AEF Conference should email their completed paper to
    dboldt@westga.edu
    (Dr. David Boldt, University of West Georgia) the coordinator of the undergraduate paper sessions, by Friday, January 31, 2014. Please limit the length of the paper to 20 double-spaced typed pages. Based on the paper as well as the quality of the presentation at the conference, best undergraduate paper awards will be presented at the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon on February 14.

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Competition in Finance
    (More Information) Undergraduate students presenting papers at the 2014 AEF Conference should email their completed paper to
    dboldt@westga.edu
    (Dr. David Boldt, University of West Georgia) the coordinator of the undergraduate paper sessions, by Friday, January 31, 2014. Please limit the length of the paper to 20 double-spaced typed pages. Based on the paper as well as the quality of the presentation at the conference, best undergraduate paper awards will be presented at the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon on February 14.


PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES:

The AEF also sponsors The Academy of Economics and Finance Journal, a journal of peer-reviewed papers presented at the conference, in addition to a Papers and Proceedings volume. Papers may be submitted AFTER the conference by following the directions HERE.


HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT:
To submit an abstract of a paper to be presented at the conference, follow these steps:

  1. Create a user's account by clicking the "Create An Account" link next to the user login box.
  2. Login and you will see the "Submit A Paper" menu item on the right side of the page. Click this item and enter the requested information into the form.
  3. Once your abstract has been approved for presentation, an acceptance letter will be emailed to you. This letter will invite you to present your paper at the annual conference.
  4. Upon receipt of the acceptance letter, you must indicate your acceptance of the invitation by registering for the conference. If you have not registered by January 10, 2014 your paper will not be included in the program.


CONFERENCE FEES:

  • Registration Fee if received on or before January 10, 2014 is $125
  • Registration Fee if received on January 11, 2014 or after is $155
  • Student Registration Fee is $40
  • J. Anderson Davis Luncheon cost is $20 per person (students eat free)
  • Teacher Training Program no additional charge
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received on or before January 31, 2014 to receive a partial refund. $45 of your registration fee is non-refundable. Cancellations received after January 31, 2014 are not eligible for a refund.


CONFERENCE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
Conference participants may reserve hotel rooms directly with the Chattanoogan Hotel by calling (800) 619-0018 on or before Monday, January 20, 2014 and asking for the conference rate for the Academy of Economics and Finance group code 430310. Reservations may also be made online at Chattanoogan Hotel Reservations using group code 430310. The conference hotel rate is $139 (USD) for a Double Deluxe or Deluxe King plus applicable tax (currently 17.25%). A credit card guaranteeing first night room deposit is required. The conference room rate is not guaranteed after January 20, 2014.


KEY DEADLINES SUMMARY:

  • September 15, 2013: First day for abstract submissions.
  • November 15, 2013: Deadline for submission of abstracts.
  • January 10, 2014: Registration Deadline for those presenting papers. If the person presenting the paper has not paid their registration fees by January 10, 2014, the paper will be pulled from the program.
  • January 20, 2014: Deadline to make hotel reservations at the conference rate.
  • January 31, 2014: Last day to cancel and still receive a partial refund.

We hope to see you in Chattanooga!

Doug Berg
Assistant Dean, College of Business Administration
Sam Houston State University
Box 2118
Huntsville, TX 77341
936-294-1243