Annual Meeting

2016 SAEA Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars now and plan to join us in San Antonio, Texas, February 6-9, 2016. Registration will begin December 1, 2015 – please register on the Payments page of this website.

What – SAEA Annual Meeting
Where – San Antonio, Texas
When – February 6-9, 2016
Why – Opportunities to network and share your work.

Begin planning now to attend and share your work.

Program – 2016 Annual Meeting (PDF)
Organized Symposium – The Budget Summit: Methods, Data, Future Opportunities

Registering on the Payments page is preferred, but if payment by check is needed, please use this form.

Please encourage your department to participate in the SAEA Quiz Bowl and Recruitment Fair at the annual meeting. Participating departments will be given space near the Quiz Bowl location to place recruitment information for undergraduates.

Cost to participate is $100 and can be paid online at the SAEA website (Payments).  The $100 helps support the Quiz Bowl and provides refreshment breaks during the competition.

The Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverfront will be the site for lodging and all meetings.

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-222-1234Fax: 210-451-6162

Click here for hotel details.

Note: the Hyatt Regency is out of SAAS reduced-rate rooms. Click here for overflow hotel information.

The San Antonio International Airport (SAT), located at 9800 Airport Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78216, is approximately 15 miles (9 minutes) from the conference hotel.

Access the SAAS website at for more information about the 2016 meetings and the meeting site.

2015 SAEA Annual Meeting
January 31 – February 3 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza – Atlanta, GA

2014 SAEA Annual Meeting
February 1-4 at Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Convention Center – Dallas, TX

Invited Symposia Sessions
The Effect of Government Programs on Adult and Childhood Obesity – Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr., University of Arkansas; Susan Chen, University of Alabama; Yanhong Jin, Rutgers University

Understanding Differences in Voting and Buying Behavior Expressed by the Public – Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University; John Bovay, University of California-Davis; Kathleen Brooks, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Nicole Olynk Widmar, Purdue University

The Forecast and Agricultural Economics – David Bessler, Texas A&M University; Berna Karali, University of Georgia; Aleksandre Maisashvili, Texas A&M University; Senarath Dharmasena, Texas A&M University


Undergraduate Attendance
This year students from 21 universities participated in the quiz bowl. At least six of these universities had not sent students to compete before. Of those sending students this year, eleven of the Universities were 1862 Land Grants, one was an 1890s Land Grant and the others were regional state schools. The student numbers were the highest they have ever been at 126 students with the next highest year being 94. Most of this increase can be explained by the number of students brought by Universities participating in the quiz bowl for the first time.

2013 SAEA Annual Meeting

Future Meetings
Year Location
2016 San Antonio, TX Feb 6-9
2017 Mobile, AL Feb 4-7
2018 Jacksonville, FL Feb 3-6

Other Past Meetings
Year Location
2012 Birmingham, AL
2011 Corpus Christi, Texas
2010 Orlando, Florida
2009 Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Dallas, Texas
2007 Mobile, Alabama
2006 Orlando, Florida
2005 Little Rock, Arkansas
2004 Tulsa, Oklahoma
2003 Mobile, Alabama
2002 Orlando, Florida
2001 Fort Worth, Texas
2000 Lexington, Kentucky