PNREC 2015 Presentations

Click here for links to all PNREC 2015 plenary presentations and to almost all breakout session presentations.

PDF of Full 2015 Program

Click here for the PDF version of the full PNREC 2015 program.

PNREC Partners

We would like to express our appreciation for the partners who provided financial support for PNREC in 2015:

Gold-level Partners:

Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle

Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Silver-level Partners:

Consulate General of Canada - Seattle

Support PNREC

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Click here for the partnership pledge form.

PNREC 2016 Will Be in Vancouver, Washington


Columbia_River_BoatsThe 2016 PNREC will be held in Vancouver, Washington on May 12-13, 2016.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 PNREC Conference and congratulations to 2015 co-chairs Hart Hodges and James McCafferty!

PNREC brings together members of the business, government, and academic communities to explore major economic trends and issues in the Pacific Northwest.

CONFERENCE DATES:May 12-13, 2016
CONFERENCE THEME:This will be the 50th anniversary of PNREC
CONFERENCE SITE:Hilton Hotel, Vancouver, WA.
PLENARY SPEAKERS: Plenary sessions feature prominent experts as individual speakers or panel members. Sessions will include:

- National Outlook Speaker.

- Lunch Speakers and Other Plenary talks.

- Tiebout Lecture.

- The annual State, Province, and Territory Outlook Session, featuring well-known regional economists.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:The 2016 PNREC will includes numerous breakout sessions on topics related to the regional economy. A Call for Proposals will invite submissions. PNREC does not require a completed paper..

In the past, themes for breakout sessions have included:

• labor markets
• ​energy, carbon and the environment
• transportation and export of energy resources
• water resources
• income inequality
• regional economic growth
• transportation infrastructure and constrained public budgets
• student research projects