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2021 Annual Meeting Announcement


Given continued uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising number of cases, we regret to announce that the Midwest Economics Association's leadership has made the difficult decision to not hold the 2021 MEA Annual Meeting in-person. The safety risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have made it impossible to plan, prepare for, and hold an in-person event as expected.

While not meeting in-person will diminish the customary reunions, receptions, and networking opportunities that occur at our regular meetings, the MEA is excited to announce that preparations are underway for a VIRTUAL 2021 MEA ANNUAL MEETING. The virtual meeting will be held on March 26-28, 2021 as planned. 

This has been a unprecedented year and the MEA leadership believes that, despite the departure from normal circumstances, we will continue to have an engaging and successful Virtual 2021 MEA Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you in person in 2022 when we plan to be together again in Evanston. Abstract submissions will begin in September. Stay tuned for more details at http://mea.grinnell.edu/conferences.

If you have any questions, please email mea@grinnell.edu.



2020 Annual Meeting Announcement

It is with sincere regret that the MEA Board announces the cancellation of the 84th Annual Conference originally scheduled from March 27-29, 2020.  We take this action in response to the evolving health threat related to the COVID-19 outbreak in the US and under guidance about best practices from the WHO, CDC, and state and local authorities.  We recognize the significant impact this cancellation has on our members, and for these adverse consequences, we apologize.  The health, safety, and well-being of our members is of paramount importance, and the escalating health situation, unfortunately, mandates the cancellation of the conference.

The Undergraduate Research Paper Competition will proceed as planned since the papers have already been submitted, albeit without a presentation component. We will announce an overall award winner and honorable mention by April 1.

Refunds of the Conference Registration Fee will occur automatically and will be processed as soon as possible.  We hope to see you at a future conference.  In the meantime, we wish you and your family and friends the best.


Christopher J. Waller, MEA President










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