2019 LERA@ASSA Meeting - Atlanta

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Program Schedule

January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA
in conjunction with ASSA/AEA

The 2019 LERA@ASSA Program Committee brings you 18 sessions on leading topics addressing Labor and Employment Relations Issues, including a plenary session and welcome reception on the opening night, which you are invited to attend. Registration and hotel accommodations will be addressed online at the ASSA/AEA website, registration and housing open September 12 at 11am EDT at https://conf.aeaweb.org, and the earlybird registration deadline is December 3rd. The registration ID is required to book a room or a suite.The most up-to-date information about registration and housing can always be found at the ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting Web page, which you can find here: https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2019/. The ASSA/AEA handles all logistics for this conference. If needed, please contact them here.

Registration | Housing | LERA Program | Event Summary | Program Committee | Participant Information

3 Basic steps to attend conference

Regular early bird registration is $75 before December 3, and be sure to mark "member" on your registration form.  After December 3 the registration rate increases to $135.  Note: you must register before you will be able to take advantage of the deeply discounted hotel room rates. LERA sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. You can pick up your meeting registration materials at the ASSA/AEA registration desk in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atrium Foyer.

In the past, when you registered for the ASSA meeting, you created an account in the registration system. Please do not create a new account this year. Instead, log back into your existing account to register for any of this year's meetings. To prepare ahead of time, if you have forgotten your username and/or password, use the Forgot your password option. (Please note that the conference system is separate from the AEA membership system. It is possible that you used the same credentials for both, but they could be different.) All new users simply visit their website and create a username and password for the first time.
(General information about the meeting can be found at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2019-general-information.)

The login/registration page will be closed from 5 p.m. EDT on September 11th until registration opens at 11 a.m. EDT on the 12th. Please check your login information before 5 p.m. EDT, September 11th.
2. Reserve your hotel room (if needed) - https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2019-housing-information
Hyatt Regency Atlanta is the LERA headquarters hotel.

Atlanta Marriott Marquis and the Hilton Atlanta are the two ASSA co-headquarters hotels.
Convention Management Resources (CMR) is the housing company for the 2019 meetings. Please note:
  • You may be placed in a brief queue when linking to the housing site. When it is your turn, you will be redirected automatically.
  • "Waitlisting" may be used to request unavailable room nights. In most cases we are able to secure the additional nights to meet your needs. If you encounter the "Waitlist Info" button during the hotel selection and reservation process, please refer to the step-by-step instructions below.
Waitlist Instructions (Making a request for unavailable nights):
  1. If the desired dates are not available at your preferred hotel, a "Waitlist Info" button will display next to the hotel listing. Select the "Show Availability" link to identify which dates are available and complete the reservation for the available dates.
  2. Once the reservation is complete, at bottom of page, choose "Change Reservation."
  3. Change the dates to your desired arrival and departure dates. (Do not click "Continue." The button will change to "Waitlist" after you change your dates.)
  4. Select the "Waitlist" button that now appears next to your reserved hotel. (Note: your original dates will remain secured.)
  5. Your preferred hotel will already be selected in the dropdown. You may select two alternate hotels, but it is not necessary. Select "Submit."
  6. You will receive a waitlist acknowledgement by email.
  7. After we contact the hotel, we will send you an email communicating whether or not the additional nights were secured for you.
PLEASE NOTE: If you want to be certain to stay at the LERA hotel, then you will need to register and obtain your hotel room reservation on the very first day they open their registration in September. The hotel rooms sell out quickly at the best hotels, since 13,000 people will be reserving their rooms. LERA will send an email to our entire membership when they open registration to remind you.

3. Review program and get more information - You can find information about the LERA sessions online (here).

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors! (2019 Sponsors TBA)

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor and Employment Relations
  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • MIT Institute for Work and Employment Relations
  • Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations
  • UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
  • W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

LERA@ASSA 2019 Meeting Program Committee (in conjunction with ASSA/AEA)

Susan Houseman, Co-Chair, W.E. Upjohn Institute; Till Von Wachter, Co-Chair, UCLA;  Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland; Eliza Forsythe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research; Barry T. Hirsch, Georgia State University; Takao Kato, Colgate University; Alex Mas, Princeton University; Larry Mishel, Economic Policy Institute; Samuel L. Myers, University of Minnesota; Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley; Aaron Sojourner, University of Minnesota; William Spriggs, AFL-CIO and Howard University; and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (ex officio)

Participant Information - Important! 

You will find detailed information here on what you need to do prior, during, and after the conference to participate as a chair, presenter, or discussant on the meeting program. Please visit this page, download and print the information you need.


Complete program of sessions and events

(If the program below does not appear, please open a new window and copy and paste this URL...https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-assa-meeting-january.)

MPD, Independence Ballroom I