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.



Field Trip to the High West Distillery in Wasatch-Uinta Mountains

Conference attendees will get a taste of the Old West and some of Utah’s finest whiskey and food at High West Distillery. Sitting high in the Wasatch-Uinta mountains not far from Salt Lake City, the distillery offers sweeping views of the Wasatch-Uinta Mountains.

High West Distillery, Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, was named Distiller of the Year by Whiskey Advocate, America’s leading whiskey magazine in 2016. The evening will include a distillery tour, a whiskey tasting, horseshoes, and a delicious dinner at sunset.


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 to Conference Program Chair Sean Snaith ( by the deadline.
  • The winning paper will be announced at the AUBER Fall Conference.


Contact Shannon Furniss, AUBER Development Specialist,

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