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Call for Abstract          > SUBMIT ABSTRACT

The 54th annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference is seeking proposals for papers/presentations/panels that address topics such as those listed below (presenters can propose other topics not listed here):
  • Agricultural diversification - food, wine, whisky, methanol...
  • Impact of artificial intelligence on agriculture & resource industries
  • Housing affordability and homelessness: big metros, little metros and rural
  • Income inequality
  • Impact of recent trade policy on the Pacific Northwest
  • Transportation & logistics - moving goods and people
  • Public policy - constraints/opportunities for growth & diversification
  • Impact of climate change on the region's economy & industries
Titles and abstracts (400 words or less) should be emailed to In addition, we are pleased to offer a poster session. If you wish to present a poster, please clearly indicate so on your submission. Deadline for submission is Monday, February 17th.

PNREC 2020 will be in Walla Walla, WA

Come join us in Walla Walla. Compare notes with your colleagues from across the Pacific Northwest as we explore how our local and regional economies have transformed over time. Sip a glass of locally-produced wine as we consider how these changes may lead to resilience or vulnerability in the next downturn. This year's lineup promises a compelling program of speakers, paper sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities with other economists and related professionals from the Pacific Northwest.

2019 Final Program

The final program for PNREC 2019 has been issued and be accessed below. It's an exciting slate of speakers covering a broad set of economic issues affecting the Pacific Northwest. We hope to see you in Seaside May 21-23.


Hotel Reservations

Rivertide Suites Seaside Holiday Inn Express and Suites

102 N. Holladay
Seaside, Oregon 97138


34 N. Holladay
Seaside, Oregon 97138


A limited block of rooms for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference are reserved at $119 per night at the Rivertide Suites. The Rivertide Suites Hotel is located within walking distance of the Seaside Convention Center at 102 N. Holladay, Seaside, Oregon. To book a room at the conference rate of $119 per night, call the Rivertide Suites at 877-871-8433 and ask for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference block of rooms.

We have added rooms at the nearby Seaside Holiday Inn Express and Suites. To secure a room at conference rates, go to and when you book your room, enter the group code PNR. This will get you the lower conference rate.
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