Conference Overview

The agricultural sector is facing a number of hot button issues including the NAFTA renegotiation, the future of supply management, the current BRM review, and impacts of a changing climate. This year’s policy conference will deal with each of these pressing topics with speakers from industry, government, and academia.

Additional details to be posted soon!



The eighth annual agri-food policy conference will be held in Ottawa at the Château Laurier
from January 24-26, 2018.

Hosted by:

Cdn Agricultural Economics Society

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Registration Details

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Research Poster Competition

Each year a research poster competition is held, with students and researchers showcasing their posters during the Thursday evening reception. A team of judges selects three finalists who deliver a three minute presentation of their research on the final morning of the conference (Friday). In the past, the first place presenter has received registration, airfare ($1000 max) and 3 nights accommodation to attend the CAES Annual Meeting with the second and third place winners receiving cash prizes. Similar prizes will be offered in 2018.


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The conference has been annually held at the beautiful Fairmont Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa.

The hotel is located at 1 Rideau Street.

Chateau Laurier

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We have been fortunate to have many repeat sponsors for CAPC. Sponsorship opportunities for CAPC 2018 will be posted soon!


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About the CAES


The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) is an association comprised of individuals with a professional interest in topics related to the economics of agriculture, food, natural resources, and the environment. CAES members include economists and other social science professionals in universities, government, non-government agencies and the private sector, and undergraduate and graduate students. CAES members include Canadians and others, in Canada and elsewhere.


The CAES provides opportunities for professional development, association and networking among individuals making contributions to solving important agricultural, food and resource problems of the day, and in anticipating new challenges and opportunities. The principal activities of the Society include: publishing the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics; convening an annual meeting to share research results and to conduct Society affairs; hosting on an annual basis a regional workshop or national conference on topics of interest to members (e.g., agricultural, food, resource policy); sponsoring awards for academic excellence, including the best theses related to agricultural, food, and resource economics at Canadian universities; and maintaining a website and Newsletter designed to facilitate the communication of information, ideas and research results by CAES members and other professionals. Members of the CAES manage the affairs of the Canadian Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Foundation.

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Conference Contact Information


Canadian Agricultural Economics Society
Rm 360, Business & Economics Building
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
V8W 2Y2

Fax: 1-866-543-7613





Valerie Johnson, CAES Executive Director
Kathy Larson, U Saskatchewan

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