2016 LERA Winter Mtg ASSA - Participant Information

ALL MEETING PARTICIPANTS | Session Chairs | Session Presenters (Authors) | Session Panelists | Session Discussants
PROCEEDINGS AUTHOR GUIDELINES | PAPER/ABSTRACT UPLOAD | PARTICIPANT COMMUNICATION ARCHIVE

Dear LERA/ASSA/AEA Meeting Participant,

Thanks for attending and participating in the LERA sessions at the upcoming LERA/ASSA/AEA conference. We are excited you will be there! Bookmark this page, and check back often. Here, we will post links, checklists, and information that you will need to have in hand as the meeting approaches. Participants presenting a paper are invited to publish this in the Proceedings of the LERA Annual Meeting (Chairs/Discussants may also be invited to publish remarks and poster session participants are invited to publish an abstract.)

Cordially,
LERA Staff

Information for All Meeting Participants

Checklist - to do
pre-Sep 2015

What should I plan to bring?

Checklist - to do
Sep-Dec 2015

1. Save the Date!
The three-day meeting will take place January 3-5, 2016, in San Francisco, CA.

1. Plan now to bring your presentation (electronic and/or paper versions) with you to the meeting, if you have one and if you will need it.

1. Register for the meeting at the ASSA Website beginning September 2015. (Earlybird deadline for registration ends in early December).

2. Check your listing in the program. Is it accurate? Send updates to LERAoffice@illinois.edu, and we'll change the online program, and hopefully be able to include it in the final printed program.

We are not guaranteed facilities on site to receive/send e-files, or to print copies. We request that you plan in advance.

2. Reserve your hotel. The PARC 55 San Francisco (a Hilton Hotel) is the LERA headquarters Hotel.

3. Contact your session Chair. Find out who this is using the online program. Get in touch and see if they have special instructions.

2. Plan now to bring a laptop or share with a colleague who plans to bring a laptop.

3. Make your travel arrangements.
We currently have no services to assist with transportation to or from the airports or hotels.

4. Plan the dates you will attend by reviewing the program, your session dates/times, and the other notable events that will take place.

LERA will provide a LCD projector, screen package, and cord to connect to an IBM-compatible PC. If you have a Mac, iPad, etc., plan to bring a connecting cord.
4. Read the sections below that pertain to you for further details about what to expect at the meeting, and additional deadlines.

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Additional Checklists:

Session Chairs

Thank you for participating in our upcoming LERA/ASSA/AEA conference! We are excited about this program and your involvement, and we hope you enjoy the conference. To help you prepare, please find information below that you will need in the coming months. Session chairs play a very special role at our meeting; without you, a successful event would not be possible. Please download and read this letter with more complete information about chairing a session at the LERA meeting. Here is a summary:

1.     Verify program information – Could you take a moment to look up your session information in our online program? Is the listing accurate? If you have changes in the coming months, please let us know and we will update the information in the online program, and in the final printed program that we will distribute on site.

2.     Contact Session Participants We ask that you contact your session participants and request from them both 1) a copy of their paper or presentation if any, and 2) a brief biography to help you with introductory remarks as you will responsible for introducing the participants in your session. You should ask to receive these materials by December 3, 2015. We also instruct them to forward this information to you, but, as Session Chair, it is ultimately up to you to obtain this information. Any contact information we might have can be found in the LERA Member Directory.

3.     Forward Contact Information for Session Participants to LERA Also if you could, please forward contact information for your session participants to LERAoffice@illinois.edu. We ask because we plan to send informative emails and mail out participant information at various times throughout the coming months, and if we don't have their contact information on file, we will forward their information to you instead to distribute to them to participants. I’m sure it will be simpler if we distribute to participants directly. Any contact information we might have can be found in the LERA Member Directory.

4.     Determine and Enforce Time Limits for Session Participants At the meeting, ninety minutes should be allotted for your session (please check the online program for your session specifics), with time reserved for questions and comments from the audience. Therefore, presenters should have about 10-12 minutes each, depending on the number of participants in your session, to present their material. You should determine and communicate these time limits to participants and you enforce the time limits at the meeting.

5.     Publish in the LERA Proceedings If your session will have papers presented in it, then we would invite you to submit remarks as Chair (considered discussant remarks) for publication in the LERA Proceedings of the Annual Meeting. Please let us know by February 10, 2016 if you plan to publish. Author guidelines can be found online, as well as the upload form. Participants in your session authoring/presenting papers and discussants (if any) would also invited and encouraged to submit their papers/remarks. Papers can be submitted anytime between now and March 15, 2016 online.

6.    Include LERA Membership Info - Please remember to read the following information (to remind session participants and audience members to support the LERA by becoming members) at the beginning of your session, with other introductory remarks. Please print a copy of this information and bring it to the meeting with you.

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Session Presenters (Authors)

Thank you for participating in our upcoming LERA/ASSA/AEA conference as a Presenter. We are excited about this program and your involvement, and we hope you enjoy the conference. To help you prepare, please find information below that you will need in the coming months.

1.     Verify program information – Could you take a moment to look up your session information in our online program? Is the listing accurate? If you have changes in the coming months, please let us know and we will update the information in the online program, and in the final printed program that we will distribute in Chicago.

2.     Time limits for session participants – Ninety minutes is allotted for the session (please refer to online program for specifics), with time reserved for questions and comments from the audience. Therefore, participants are given about 10-12 minutes each, depending on the number in the session, to present their material. Your session chair has been asked to determine and communicate these time limits to you and to enforce them at the meeting.

3.     Forward Presentation and Bio by December 3 – Please forward a copy of your paper or presentation to your session Chair and Discussant(s) (if any) by Nov. 14, 2015 to allow them time to review and prepare remarks. In addition to your paper/presentation, you will also need to supply the Chair of your session with brief biographical remarks for yourself so that they can introduce you. You can locate your session chair and discussants using the online program, and any contact information we might have for them can be found in the LERA Member Directory.

4.     Publish in the LERA ProceedingsIf you are presenting a paper, then we invite you to publish it in the LERA Proceedings of the Annual Meeting. Please let us know by February 10, 2016 if you plan to publish. to actually submit remarks. Author guidelines can be found online, as well as the upload form. Papers can be submitted anytime between now and March 15, 2016 online.

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Session Discussants

Thank you for participating in our upcoming LERA/ASSA/AEA conference as a Discussant. We are excited about this program and your involvement, and we hope you enjoy the conference. To help you prepare, please find information below that you will need in the coming months.

1.     Verify program information – Could you take a moment to look up your session information in our online program? Is the listing accurate? If you have changes in the coming months, please let us know and we will update the information in the online program, and in the final printed program that we will distribute in Chicago.

2.     Time limits for session participants – Ninety minutes is allotted for the session (please refer to online program for specifics), with time reserved for questions and comments from the audience. Therefore, participants are given about 10-12 minutes each, depending on the number in the session, to present their material. Your session chair has been asked to determine and communicate these time limits to you and to enforce them at the meeting.

3.     Receive Papers by December 3 – We have requested that session participants forward a copy of their paper/presentation to you by December 3 so you have time to review and prepare their remarks. If you do not receive these materials, please check with your session chair. You can locate your session chair using the online program, and any contact information we might have can be found in the LERA Member Directory.

4.     Publish in the LERA Proceedings If papers are presented in your session, then we would invite you to submit discussant remarks for publication in the LERA Proceedings of the Annual Meeting. Please let us know by February 10, 2016 if you wish to publish. Author guidelines can be found online, as well as the upload form. Discussant remarks can be submitted anytime between now and March 15, 2016 online.

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Badge Requirement

ASSA badges are required at all sessions and events. Please be sure to wear your badge at all times to ensure access.

Ground Transportation from Airports

Shuttle Service

The ASSA is providing hotel shuttle service to many, but not all hotels. In most cases it is more convenient to walk or take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). BART is closed Sunday morning, so we will run expanded shuttle service that morning.

BART

BART is also a great way to get from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport to your hotel. Check out the link below for BART stations and ticket information or to purchase BART SFO vouchers, which cover round-trip fare between SFO and downtown San Francisco. https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/BART.php

SuperShuttle

You also have the choice of the SuperShuttle shared ride from both airports.

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PARTICIPANT COMMUNICATION ARCHIVE

Description
12/08/2015 http://illinois.edu/cms/794/chairemail12_08_2015.pdf Reminder to Chairs to collect papers and promote LERA at the beginning of each session.
11/04/2015 http://illinois.edu/cms/794/chairsemail11_04_2015.pdf Reminder to Chairs to collect papers, direct session participant to participant info online, and to re-read the Chairs Letter that was sent to them after their session was accepted.
 12/22/2015 http://illinois.edu/cms/794/chairemail12_22_2015.pdf Bring your own laptop and connecting cord if your laptop isn't an IBM compatible machine.

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