ASSA Program Participants Information

The preliminary program is now available for viewing at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2020/preliminary. Check your session(s) for accuracy. Email changes to julia.b.merry@vanderbilt.edu by September 27th to ensure the updates are reflected in the printed program. When adding or changing participants in a session, provide the new participant’s affiliation and email address.

Each person on your program who is attending must register for the meetings and pay the registration fee. Employer Hotel Suite Reservations will open on September 10th at 11:00am EDT and General Attendee Registration and Hotel Reservations will open on September 19th at 11:00am EDT.

All sessions will contain a projector and screen for your presentation. ASSA does NOT provide laptop computers or wifi in meeting rooms. Microphones will be available in larger rooms.

Responsibilities of paper session participants:

1. Organizer: You serve as the coordinator for the session. The organizer is the link from the AEA offices to individual participants. (The Association does not contact individual presenters other than to tell them they are on the program.) You should contact the authors and take responsibility for informing the AEA of any changes in your session between now and January. As the organizer you should coordinate discussant assignments and time allotments. The organizer should also make sure that someone brings a computer for everyone in the session to use, unless each presenter wants to bring their own laptop. Let them know that ASSA does not provide wifi in meeting rooms.

2. Chair: Your main responsibilities areto introduce presenters and discussants and be sure they do not encroach on the time scheduled for the presentation of other papers on the session, and to coordinate questions from the audience if time permits..

3. Discussants: The organizer coordinates discussant assignments and time allotments.

Responsibilities of panel session participants:

1. Organizer: You serve as the coordinator for the panel. The organizer is the conduit from the AEA offices to individual panel participants. (The Association does not contact individual presenters other than to tell them they are on the program.) As such, you should contact the panelists and take responsibility for informing the AEA of any changes in your panel between now and January. The organizer should make sure that someone brings a computer for everyone in the session to use, unless each presenter wants to bring their own laptop. You should also convey that ASSA does not provide wifi in meeting rooms.

2. Chair/Moderator: Your main responsibility is to introduce presenters and insure sufficient time for each panelist to make his/her presentation. You also coordinate questions from the audience if time permits. For most panels each presenter addresses the same question or a series of structured questions, as identified by the chair.

3. Panelists: Your responsibility is to present your remarks on the topic as outlined by the chair.