Mid-Continent Regional Science Association
49th Annual Conference

IMPLAN National User's Conference
12th Biennial Conference

~ June 6-8, 2018 ~ Kansas City, Missouri ~

Call for Papers

Please join us for the 49th annual conference of the Mid-Continent Regional 
Science and the 12th Biennial IMPLAN National User's Conference to be held at 
the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. 
The program committee welcomes papers 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, 2018.

Hotel Information: The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza Hotel has just 
completed a $17 million renovation. The InterContinental is located in the 
Country Club Plaza, a lively shopping, dining and entertainment district. The 
conference-lodging rate is $159/night single and double. To receive this rate, 
reservations must be made by May 11, 2018.

IMPLAN Pre-Conference Workshops

IMPLAN will offer their Introductory Training Workshop Tuesday, June 5 and 
Wednesday June 6. IMPLAN also will offer a special four-hour Advanced IMPAN 
Symposium during the morning, Wednesday, June 6. During the afternoon on 
Wednesday, June 6, IMPLAN will offer two consecutive 2-hour free demos of the 
new IMPLAN platform. Attendees will receive a free trial of the new platform. 
Registration and content information is found at the MCRSA Website.

2018 M. Jarvin Emerson Student Paper Competition
The deadline for submission is April 1, 2018

The Mid-Continent Regional Science Association announces the Student Paper 
Competition for our 2018 conference (June 6-8) in Kansas City, Missouri. All 
students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of January 1, 
2018 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 published in the Association's journal, The Journal 
of Regional Analysis & Policy. Only papers authored solely by students (i.e., 
no faculty co-authored papers) will be eligible for the competition and 
resulting publication.

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/IMPLAN conference is at:

John Leatherman
Office of Local Government
Department of Agricultural Economics
Kansas State University
223 Waters Hall
1603 Old Claflin Place
Manhattan, KS 66506

Phone: 785-532-4492
Fax: 785-532-6925
E-mail: jleat...@ksu.edu<mailto:jleat...@ksu.edu>
Web: www.ksu-olg.info

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