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2012 MCRSA/IMPLAN Conference - Twin Cities, MN

Paper and Session Proposals Due April 1, 2012

The Mid-Continent Regional Science Association is teaming with MIG, Inc., the 
makers of the IMPLAN economic modeling system,  to host their annual 
conferences June 6-8, 2012 in Bloomington, Minnesota.  This is to announce the 
call for regular papers and sessions and to encourage students to participate 
in the M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition. 

Complete submission guidelines can be found at the MCRSA Website:
The MCRSA/IMPLAN meetings will be bigger and better than ever with a 
stimulating mix of academics and practitioners focusing on applied problems.  
Two parallel conference tracks will be offered, one of which is dedicated to 
IMPLAN applications, but participants are free to sample any and all sessions. 
For IMPLAN users, IMPLAN will hold a special reduced-cost Introduction to 
IMPLAN V3 Workshop June 5-6 at the conference hotel.

And, the conference remains a great buy among professional and academic 
association meetings.  Early registrants will enjoy a reduced meeting 
registration fee of $190.  In addition, a special reduced fee for students will 
once again be in effect.  The full student registration fee is $90.

You can either download a conference registration form from the MCRSA Website, 
or register and pay online at IMPLAN’s Website:

The meeting will take place at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of 
America hotel in Bloomington. We're getting a great rate ($139/night).  
Participants should contact the hotel directly at 1-952-854-2100 or 
1-800-HILTONS  and indicate participation in the MCRSA/IMPLAN conference.

All persons wishing to submit an abstract or session proposal for both the 
MCRSA and IMPLAN conference sessions are encouraged to do so electronically via 
e-mail to John Leatherman at by April 1, 2012.

The meeting also offers students the opportunity to participate in MCRSA’s M. 
Jarvin Emerson Memorial Student Paper Competition.  Strongly encourage your 
students to enter the paper competition.  It's a great learning experience and 
the odds of recognition are favorable for good work.  A cash award of $1,000 is 
offered and the winning entry is published in the Association’s journal, The 
Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy.  Additional details can be found at the 
MCRSA Web site.

The MCRSA consists of an interdisciplinary membership from academics and other 
public and private organizations.  The MCRSA is interested in using the tools 
of regional science to help solve applied problems in rural and urban areas at 
the local, state and national levels.  There are thousands of active users of 
MIG databases and software in the United State as well as internationally.  MIG 
clients include federal and state government, universities, as well as private 
sector consultants.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions about participating in the 
MCRSA's 43rd Annual Conference and the 9th Biennial IMPLAN National User’s 

John Leatherman, 785-532-4492,

John Leatherman
Office of Local Government
Department of Agricultural Economics
Kansas State University
331G Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4026

Phone: 785-532-4492
Fax: 785-532-6925

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