Present a Volunteer Paper | Deadline December 15, 2023
For volunteer sessions, we will have an in-person track (June 29 to July 3) and a virtual track (June 27 only). You will select in-person versus virtual at the time of registration and abstract submission.
Individuals are invited to submit their latest research for possible placement in a volunteer session. Abstracts will be blind reviewed by a screening committee member and decision emails will be sent in early February. All paper presenters will be expected to provide comments on the other papers in their session to ensure that everyone receives constructive feedback on their research.
Payment of paper submission ($95 for WEAI members, $125 for non-members) and registration fees are required before you can submit your abstract details for review by the Program Committee. See Registration tab for applicable fees, and note that registration is fully refundable if paper is NOT accepted. Hint: Join or renew your WEAI membership now and save -- plus you'll be entitled to a journal submission fee waiver for your conference paper if submitted to EI or CEP within six months after the conference. It's a win-win!
Information needed for abstract review committee:
- Paper presenter's name, professional affiliation, title, and e-mail address; same information for coauthors.
- Paper title and paper topic area (three appropriate codes from the JEL Classification System).
- Abstract of 350 words or less including a statement of the research or policy question and the contribution made by the paper; as well as method(s), model(s) and, if applicable, relevant data including time frame and geographical scope.
Only research at the graduate level and above will be considered for volunteer sessions. Alternatively, undergraduates are welcome to coordinate with an advisor to organize a session featuring undergrad research papers.
Upload of your complete paper is requested by June 1 for circulation to your fellow session participants. Just before the conference, presenters will be invited to upload presentation slides for sharing on the conference platform.
Discounts: WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on submission and registration fees. For the code to take the discount at checkout, ask your designated representative or contact us at 1-714-965-8800 or [email protected].
Questions? Contact [email protected].
Discuss a Paper or Chair a Session | Deadline March 1, 2024
Discuss a paper and give others the benefits of your expertise. Discussants are needed in all topic areas. Chair a session and foster the exchange of ideas. If you are interested in serving as a discussant or chair, but are not presenting a volunteer paper, please email [email protected].