2017 - CAES Annual Meeting


2017 CAES Annual Meeting — June 18-21, 2017 — Hôtel Delta Montréal — Montréal, QC

This will be our first meeting in four years that we are holding independently. The 2012 Niagara Falls annual meeting was so well received that we decided to go it alone again. Montreal is a beautiful city with significant charm and atmosphere, with easy transportation links and situated close to the federal government. The Hôtel Delta Montréal is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, just steps away from the Entertainment District known as the Quartier des Spectacles, home to many festivals; museums on Sherbrooke Street; Mount Royal for the nature lovers; shopping on St. Catherine Street; and trendy restaurants. See Tourism Montreal for more information.


Preliminary Schedule March 22 The preliminary schedule will be updated regularly. Check here for updates. Note that the pre-conference workshop has changed to a post-conference workshop and will be help Wednesday, June 21 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.


Registration rates are listed in Canadian Dollars. Fees include entrance to keynote address, welcome reception, awards banquet, plenary session, and concurrent sessions. Guests who have been registered will receive a name badge to enter the welcome reception and a ticket to the awards banquet. Guests MUST be registered in advance to attend these events.

May 15

May 15 -
June 10
June 18 -
June 20
RATES (Canadian Dollars)
CAES Member
CAES Student/Retired Member
Student/Retired Non-Member
Guests Tickets
Workshop - Member
Workshop - Non-Member

Carefully review the notes below before clicking the link to REGISTER HERE.

  • Guests accompanying you to the awards banquet MUST be registered in advance.
  • Fees are processed securely through PayPal using a PayPal account or your credit card as a guest.
  • Ensure that the address you key in with your credit card information is identical to your billing address (ie. the address at which you receive your credit card statements).
  • PayPal will send you an automatic email 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.
  • No cancellations after June 10. Cancellations before June 10 will be fully reimbursed minus a $50 processing fee.


Conference Rate: $179 CND plus taxes   Cut-off Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

A block of standard rooms has been set aside for attendees at a discounted rate. The rate will be honoured until the cut-off date. Any rooms in the block not reserved by this date are released for general sale by the hotel. Reservation requested after the cut-off date will be accepted based on availability at the best available rate.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM or call toll free: 1-844-860-3753, Group Code: E0Y


A post-conference learning workshop will be held June 21 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. The workshop, titled Survey Designs based on Experimental Economics to Assess Consumers' Preferences: Do's and Don'ts, will be hosted by former CAES president and professor, Maurice Doyon. CAES Members: FREE. Non-Members: $125.


The CAES Program Committee is accepting submissions of abstracts for the Selected Paper programme and Graduate Student Paper Competition, and Organized Sessions proposals. See Information on Submissions or the Submissions Flyer.


These sessions are an excellent opportunity to see what the next crop of students are working on and will be contributing to the profession. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top papers/presentations during the Annual Awards Banquet on Monday, June 19. See Graduate Student Paper Competition for more information.


University departments are encouraged to put together teams of 3 undergraduate students. Student teams will be given a "real world" business case on the first day of the annual meeting and will present their solutions to the case during a session set aside on Monday afternoon. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top two teams during the Annual Awards Banquet on Monday, June 19. This is a great opportunity for universities to showcase the next generation of business leaders in the agri-food industry. For more information see David Sparling Business Case Competition.


Student travel grants are available to eligible students to offset their costs of travel and conference expenses. See Student Travel Grants for eligibility and how to apply.


Representatives of AgEcon Search will be present at this year's annual meeting. AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics, including: working papers, conference papers and journal articles. In 2016 AgEcon Search celebrated its 20th year and has over 100,000 papers from 250 organizations. Early in 2017 AgEcon Search will migrate to a new software platform. Presenters at the 2017 annual meeting will have an opportunity to submit full papers of their presentations to AgEcon Search after the conference. Stop by the exhibit table to learn how!


February 6 Last day to submit selected paper abstracts and organized symposia proposals
March Early Registration begins
April 13 Last day to submit to the David Sparling Business Case Competition
Mid-April Notification of outcome of submissions
April 25 All presenters and moderators MUST be registered
April 25 All presenters and moderators MUST be a member of the CAES
May 18 Last day to reserve hotel room at discounted rate
May 20 Early Registration ends
May 30 Graduate Student Paper Competition full papers are due
June 8 Late Registration closes (no refunds given after this date)
June 18 The conference begins!