AUBER Fall Conference 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah

Join us for the 71st Annual Fall Conference in Salt Lake City. Our theme focuses on “Mountains of Data: Exploring the Next Generation of Regional Research.” Connect with economists, researchers, and communicators from all over the U.S. to discuss emerging topics in business, economics, and public policy.

The conference will take place at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek where attendees can explore the vibrant downtown and enjoy views of the gorgeous mountains that surround the city.

Pre-Conference Workshop on Data Visualization

Learn how to better communicate your economic research with world-renowned data visualization expert Jonathan Schwabish of the Urban Institute ( at a full-day seminar.  He will also deliver one of our keynote presentations.

Paul Polzin Prize for Best Paper


  • The paper’s lead author must be an individual AUBER member at the time of the Fall Conference or be employed at an AUBER member unit whose membership is in good standing. (Fall Conference registration fees include a one-year membership for non-AUBER members who submit papers for consideration)
  • The paper must be presented on a panel at the Fall Conference
  • The paper should be prepared in academic format (APA or other commonly accepted scholarly style)
  • Because the purpose is to encourage new work, submissions should not have been previously published or accepted for publication.

Submission Deadline:

  • September 1, 2018
  • Submit one copy of your paper by email as a PDF attachment, without identifying author information, to Sean Snaith ( by the deadline.
  • The winning paper will be announced at the AUBER Fall Conference.

More Information:


Contact Shannon Furniss, AUBER Development Specialist,

Make plans to join us in  Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2018 Fall Conference.