Please Join Us In Houston, Texas!

February 15-17, 2018

Our 55th annual conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Downtown , 400 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77002-4777, Phone 713-759-0202, Fax 713-752-2734. Request the Academy of Economics & Finance Conference room block.The hotel deadline to get the group rate is January 23, 2018.

Sessions take place on Thursday, February 15th, and Friday, February 16th, 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 17, 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. 15)
  • J. Anderson Davis Luncheon (Feb. 16)
  • Teacher Training Workshop (Feb. 17)
  • 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 2019 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 papers will be announced and awards presented at the 2019 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
    ojml@unomaha.edu
    on or before December 15. 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 16, 2018.

  • 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
    ojml@unomaha.edu
    on or before December 15. 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 16.

  • Outstanding Master Student Paper Competition (Economics, Finance, MBA)
    (More Information)Master students wishing to enter the paper competition should email a PDF version of their conference paper to
    ojml@unomaha.edu
    on or before December 15. 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 paper will be announced and award presented at the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon on February 16.

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Competition in Economics
    (More Information) Undergraduate students presenting papers at the 2018 AEF Conference should email their completed paper to
    brooke.conaway@gcsu.edu
    (Dr. Brooke Conway, Georgia College) the coordinator of the undergraduate paper sessions, by Friday, January 26, 2018. 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 16.

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Competition in Finance
    (More Information) Undergraduate students presenting papers at the 2018 AEF Conference should email their completed paper to
    brooke.conaway@gcsu.edu
    (Dr. Brooke Conway, Georgia College) the coordinator of the undergraduate paper sessions, by Friday, January 26, 2018. 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 16.


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

  1. If you don't already have one, 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 change your mind after submitting an abstract, please contact the program chair and let him/her know.


CONFERENCE FEES:

  • Registration Fee if received on or before January 8, 2018 is $125
  • Registration Fee if received on January 9, 2018 or after is $155
  • Non-Presenting Attendees are welcome and pay a discounted registration fee of $55 (paid on site by cash or check only)
  • On-Site Registration payments MUST be by cash, check, or money order ONLY
  • 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, 2018 to receive a partial refund. $45 of your registration fee is non-refundable. Cancellations received after January 31, 2018 are not eligible for a refund.


CONFERENCE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
Conference participants may reserve hotel rooms directly with the DoubleTree Hotel or by calling 1-1-800-HILTONS or 1-800-445-8667 and requesting the Academy of Economics & Finance Conference room block. The conference hotel rate starts at $169 (USD) plus applicable tax. A credit card guaranteeing first night room deposit is required.


Houston International Airport - George Bush Intercontinental
The Houston International Airport George Bush Intercontinental is approximately 22 miles from the hotel.


Hobby Airport
Southwest Airlines flys into Hobby Airport. The Houston Hobby Airport is approximately 11 miles from the hotel.


KEY DEADLINES SUMMARY:

  • September 8, 2017: First day for abstract submissions.
  • November 30, 2017: Deadline for submission of abstracts.
  • January 31, 2018: Last day to cancel and still receive a partial refund.

We hope to see you in Houston!

Michael Toma
AEF Program Chair, President Elect
Armstrong State University