Job Placement and Interviewing Information

New Procedures for Job Market Interviews at the ASSA Meetings


EMPLOYERS ONLY: Hotel Suite Reservations are now open.
(Employers MUST have a suite code to reserve a suite.)


If you are an employer who needs a suite code, see information below.


As you may know, the AEA is taking steps with the goal of improving the climate of the economics profession. One of those steps is the adoption of the AEA Code of Professional Conduct (https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/code-of-conduct) that was adopted by the Executive Committee in April 2018 after consultation with the membership. The code of conduct was supplemented by a more detailed Policy on Harassment and Discrimination (https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/aea-policy-harassment-discrimination), adopted in March 2019. Acknowledgement and acceptance of both the code and the policy will be required for any individual prior to registration for the ASSA meetings. Another critical step in this endeavor is to eliminate the practice of holding job interviews in standard hotel bedrooms.

While interviewing in suites is considered acceptable, the AEA is strongly discouraging conducting interviews in a regular hotel room. The ASSA is therefore presenting several interviewing options for the 2020 annual meeting.

Suites
All available suites will be sold only to employers conducting interviews. A suite code will be required to reserve a suite.

  • Suite reservations will open at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 10th prior to general attendee registration and housing which opens at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, September 19th.
  • To obtain a code necessary to reserve a suite, complete a request form at the following link https://cmrus.formstack.com/forms/assa2020_suitemeetingrequest. A separate code will be required for each suite requested.
  • A unique code will be sent via email, and this will be necessary to reserve a suite on September 10th. To be guaranteed a code prior to opening day of suite reservations, a suite request must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. EDT on September 8th.
  • To see available suite options and the related costs, go to https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2020-hotel-suite-diagrams.


Hard Wall Meeting Space
A large area of hotel space at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Harbor Ballroom G-I, will be converted into 10' x 10' modular offices for interviewing. These offices will have a door, table and four interview chairs.

  • The tables are available from January 2nd through January 5th at noon.
  • The cost is $300 per day or $200 per half day.
  • Food and beverage will be available from the hotel at an additional cost.
  • If you are interested in reserving a hard wall meeting room, complete the Meeting Space request form at https://cmrus.formstack.com/forms/assa2020_suitemeetingrequest.
  • These spaces will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Confirmations will be sent beginning on September 16.


Soft Wall Meeting Space
Interview tables, separated by curtains for some privacy, will be available at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in Grand Hall D. This will be a 10x10 space with individual tables and chairs.

  • The tables are available from January 2nd through January 5th at noon.
  • The cost is $75 per day or $50 per half day.
  • If you are interested in reserving a soft wall interview room, please fill out the Meeting Space request form at https://cmrus.formstack.com/forms/assa2020_suitemeetingrequest.
  • This space will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Confirmations will be sent beginning on September 16.


Interview tables
Interview tables (without curtains) will also be available in Grand Hall A-C of the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

  • The tables and chairs are available from January 2nd through January 5th.
  • There is no cost to use the interview tables, other than paying the regular ASSA meeting registration fee.
  • If you are interested in reserving a table for interviewing, please fill out the Meeting Space request form at https://cmrus.formstack.com/forms/assa2020_suitemeetingrequest.
  • This space will be assigned on a first come first served basis.


Please note that every individual (whether an interviewer or job candidate) must register for the ASSA meeting. The ASSA staff and security will check for registration badges throughout the meeting. Revenues derived from the conference registration fees help defray the costs of the meeting.

We ask for your support and cooperation in these matters. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have at assa-employers@aeaweb.org.