Important Notes about Registration

  • Advanced registration opens at the beginning of February 2011 and closes on June 15, 2011. After this date registrations can only be made onsite at the conference venue.
  • Fees include a meal plan (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and all day refreshments) and entrance to the Welcome Reception and to the Annual Awards Banquet
  • Fees can only be paid by credit card using our on-line registration system. Specifically, we cannot accept cheques (government or personal), purchase orders, or registrations by fax or email. Those unable to use government/company credit cards on-line will need to use their own personal credit card to register and then submit to their employer a claim for reimbursement. Cash payments and credit card payments can be made in person if registering onsite at the conference venue.

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE (you will be directed away from this site)

Registration Rates *

Registration Type Advanced
(Feb 1-June 15)
(After June 15)
Regular Member $475 $550
Non-Member $600 $675
Student/Senior Member $235 $310
Student/Senior Non-Member $300 $375
Guest $25 $25
Guest Awards Banquet Ticket $65 $65

* 5% GST is added to registration fees upon payment (GST/HST registration number 10684 2156 RT0001).

Joint Annual Meeting registrants will receive a name badge, program, and additional registration materials when they arrive in Banff. Attendees will receive a meal plan that includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and all day refreshments. Attendees will have access to all of the concurrent sessions, plenary sessions, the Keynote Address and the Welcome Reception on Wednesday. Registration also includes access to either the CAES or WAEA award banquet taking place on Thursday night. CAES registrants will automatically be assigned to the CAES Awards Banquet while WAEA registrants will automatically be assigned to the WAEA Awards Banquet. Non-Members, whether regular, student or senior will indicate the banquet to which they would like to attend when they register.

Guest Registration

Attendees are encouraged to bring spouses, friends, and family to the Joint Annual Meeting. All such attendees must register as guests in order to participate in meeting activities, at the cost of $25 per guest. Children under the age of 16 may attend the meeting for free. Guests include any interested party not professionally in the fields of agricultural or applied economics, or a related discipline. Registered guests will receive a name badge and are invited to attend the Welcome Reception at no additional charge. Guests will however be required to purchase banquet tickets if they wish to attend this event.

Banquet Tickets for Guests

While entry to one of the awards banquets is included in the registration fees for regular, student and senior registrants (whether member or non-member), entry to one of the banquets is not included in the guest registration fee. A limited number of tickets for guests wishing to attend an awards banquet may be available at the registration desk in Banff. As these tickets will only be available on the condition that the event has open seats, we strongly suggest that you purchase your banquet tickets for guests in advance, when you register your guest for the meeting. We cannot guarantee the availability of guest banquet tickets on-site.

Presenter Requirements

All speakers, presenters, and/or discussants at the 2011 Joint Annual Meeting must be members of either CAES or WAEA and registered for the Joint Annual Meeting. The deadline for both of these requirements is April 20.


Payment will be made online using PayPal when upon completion of registering through the online registration system. You do not need a PayPal account to pay through PayPal. You will receive an automatic email from PayPal indicating that payment was successful. If you do not receive this email, your payment was not successful and we will have no record of your registration. Please note that the address requested upon entering your credit card information must be identical to your billing address (ie. the address at which you receive your credit card statements).


Refunds will be made on payments that are received until June 15, 2011, subject to a $50 processing fee deduction. After June 15, no refunds will be given for meeting registrations or guest banquet tickets.

To cancel your Joint Annual Meeting registration and/or guest banquet tickets, contact the CAES Executive Director, Valerie Johnson, at . Cancellations of meeting registrations are subject to a $50 processing fee.


The planning committee members for the 2011 CAES-WAEA Joint Conference include Brady Deaton, Danny Le Roy, Brandon Schaufele, Jim Vercammen, and Valerie Johnson from CAES; and Chris Bastion and Larry Van Tassell from WAEA. See the contacts page on the CAES website or further information.

Questions related to the local arrangements can be directed to Valerie Johnson at . Submission questions or concerns can be directed to the paper selection chairs Brady Deaton, CAES Chair () and Chris Bastion, WAEA Chair ().