We are Going Solo - Welcome to the CAES Annual Meeting!

The year 2012 marks the first time in several years that the CAES will hold an annual meeting without a partner. Members are encouraged to use this opportunity to explore unique session formats and focus on issues that are important to the society. Hosting the annual meetings without a partner organization permits the CAES to renew its commitment to agricultural, food and resource economics in Canada.

Hosting the Annual Meeting in Niagara Falls enables Society members to take advantage of the region's amenities. For example, there will be special sessions devoted to wine economics in additional to a special dinner at Cave Spring Cellars winery. You don't want to miss this event.

Niagara Falls is situated 20 minutes from Buffalo International Airport and an hour from Toronto. Niagara Falls Tourism provides excellent information about Niagara Falls activities and attractions. Travelers can fly into Toronto Pearson International direct from several North American cities, then catch one of the many scheduled van and motor-coach services that running throughout the day such as the Niagara Airbus. The city can also be reached by car or train.

The Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls - Fallsview is located at 5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6W7, directly across from Niagara Falls on the Falls Avenue Entertainment Complex. A block of rooms has been set aside for conference registrants. Guest room reservations can be made online. Conference registration includes entrance to the Welcome Reception and the Awards Banquet. The registration fee for guests is $25 and includes entrance to the Welcome Reception. Guests can attend the awards banquet with purchase of a ticket when they are registered. We cannot guarantee the availability of any tickets on-site and we strongly suggest that you purchase guest banquet tickets in advance, when you register for the meeting.

The planning committee members for the 2012 CAES Annual Meeting Niagara Falls include Brandon Schaufele (Chair), Brady Deaton, Margaret Zafiriou, Al Mussell and Valerie Johnson. Questions related to registration and local arrangements can be directed to Valerie Johnson at . Submission questions or concerns can be directed to Brandon Schaufele, Program Chair at .