About The Conference

The North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) is an international Regional Science organizations that, together, promote the exchange of knowledge, theory, and analysis of cities and regions across the globe.

NARSC represents the interests of regional scientists in North America, and is a founding member of the Regional Association of the Americas. The European Regional Science Association (ERSA), and the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO) service the needs of regional scientists throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim, respectively. All three super-regional associations fall within the organizational structure of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) which coordinates the activities of regional scientists globally.

Our annual conference is structured around a number of thematically-focused sessions during which regional scientists present their work. The typical format involves four consecutive 20-minute scholarly presentations, followed by comments and critique offered by the appointed discussant, and questions and answers from the audience. The conference also incorporates discussion panels on timely topics of Regional Science. We will offer the opportunity to participate in one of several workshops and tutorials on cutting-edge topics of Regional Science. These workshops will take place on Wednesday November 12, 2014.

All paper presenters are expected to have a manuscript (even in draft form) available to share with the appointed discussant 2-3 weeks before the conference. An abstract must be submitted by the stated deadline for a presentation to be accepted, but a manuscript is not necessary at this time.

All conference participants agree to serve as discussants of a conference paper, if appointed to do so by the Conference Program Committee. Some participants will also be invited to serve as session chairs. We are once again offering a poster session option on a voluntary basis. The organized sessions will involve active presentations. At this time, the number of posters that can be accommodated will be limited to 24. Click here for more information about the poster session option.

The North American Meetings of the RSAI offer a prime venue for several groups of scholars, including members of the Urban Economics Association and the Industry Studies Association. Please click on the links on the Conference drop-down menu at the top of this page to learn more about the conference.

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