ASSA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

January 03 — 05

Due to the continued uncertainties related to the potential spread of COVID-19, the 2021 ASSA Annual Meeting will be held as a virtual event. The meeting will take place on January 3-5, 2021, which is Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. This has been an unprecedented year and the AEA leadership believes that, despite the departure from normal circumstances, we will have an engaging and successful 2021 meeting.

Registration is now open. Feel free to register at your convenience this year, in the absence of the usual rush for preferred hotel accommodations.

Please note that the conference system is separate from the AEA membership system. If you have an account on both systems, It is possible that you selected different credentials for each of them.

  Early Registration (ends Dec. 3) Late Registration
Regular Attendee $60 $100
Student Attendee $40 $55

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All cancellation requests must be emailed to by December 3, 2020. Refunds are not issued for any reason if requested after this date. If you register after December 3, 2020, you can not request a refund.

Schedule (Eastern Time)
Times have been adjusted this year for the virtual format.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm -- Sessions
12:15 pm – 2:15 pm -- Sessions
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm -- Special Events
3:45 pm – 5:45 pm -- Sessions
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm -- Special Events

Virtual Platform
As an attendee, you will be able to access sessions and events from a desktop browser or the event app on a mobile device. You will receive a username and password when you register for the meetings. The virtual platform allows you to build a personal daily schedule, receive reminders and updates, search the program, take notes, and more. The app will become available for download in the first week of December.

Job Market Interviews
The job interviews have always been a central and significant part of the ASSA Annual meeting. Due to the cancellation of the in-person meeting, the AEA will not be providing job interview services as part of the virtual meeting. We hope, however, that you will continue to take advantage of the JOE Network for your job listings and letter writing, as well as the application module that includes a tool for scheduling interviews with applicants. The AEA also continues to provide the Signaling and Job Market Scramble services as well as the EconTrack Job Information Board. The Ad Hoc Committee on the Job Market offers guidance and periodic updates on conditions in the job market.

If you have any questions, please email