Call for abstracts: 13th RSAI World Congress in Morocco

2-5 June 2020, Marrakesh, Morocco.

Nighttime lights in Marrakesh
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The Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and the Moroccan Regional Science Association (AMSR) invite regional scientists, economists, economic geographers, urban planners, policy makers, and researchers of related disciplines to participate in the 13th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International.

Abstract submission and registration are now open for this biannual gathering of the global regional science community. The conference will be held 2-5 June 2020 in Marrakesh, Morocco, and is an opportunity to interact with like-minded scholars from around the world.

The Congress is locally organised by the AMSR and its partners. The organisers will be very happy to welcome you in this Ocher City, almost one thousand years old, which provides the perfect setting of a geographically varied and pristine landscape, well connected by air, suitable to accommodate you in high quality and modestly priced hotels. The historical background and geographical location at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains and at less than one hundred miles either from the Sahara dunes or from the Atlantic beaches, it is guaranteed to provide a creative and enjoyable regional science gathering.

Plenary sessions and keynote speakers, as well as special and parallel sessions, comprise a high-level scientific programme around the main theme “Smart Regions: Opportunities for sustainable development in the digital era”. These scientific sessions will be complemented by field trips organised before and after the Congress for interested participants and their accompanying persons.

Keynote speakers include Alessandra Faggian of GSSI; Edward Glaeser from Harvard University; Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin from Harvard University; M. Tawfik Mouline from The Royal Institute for Strategic Studies, Morocco; Joaquim Oliveira Martins – Deputy Director OECD; Isabelle Tomas from Université catholique de Louvain; and Siqi Zheng from Tsinghua University and MIT. There will also be OECD special sessions focussing on regional policy in developing countries along with a wide array of sessions that will surely peak your scientific interests.

Make your plans now for this must-attend event! More Congress details, including information about submission of abstracts and accommodations, can be found here. The revised deadline for special sessions and paper abstracts is January 21, 2020.

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