2024 Public Choice Society, March 14-16, Dallas/Plano, TEXAS
Howdy, y'all, from Public Choice Society!
We are excited to come to Texas for our 61st annual meetings, March 14-16, 2024, at the gleaming Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West hotel. This luxury property fuses Japanese and Texan themes into its art filled design. The immediate area is walkable to dozens of restaurants and entertainment/shopping options. The car ride is just over 20 minutes from either DFW or DAL airports.
As always, paper and sessions submission open September 1.
During the conference itself, socializing and sustenance will be abundant, as the conference will
feature common meals each day, coffee breaks between academic sessions,
and cocktail receptions on Thursday and Saturday nights. Our annual
awards luncheon on Saturday will announce the Duncan Black Prize, the
Gordon Tullock Prize, and the ninth annual Elinor and Vincent Ostrom
Prize for best combined paper and presentation by a graduate student.
Our affiliate groups and sponsors will exhibit various opportunities
including special publisher discounts available to conference attendees.
The paper submission deadline is November 1 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Online registration opens September 1. Persons interested in organizing a four-paper session are asked to send their proposal to the Contact Form. Please visit back here as the dates draw nearer for up-to-date information and applying for graduate student financial assistance.
*Photo credit: "being one with the flowers (a hat for all seasons #7)" by Jack flickr.com/photos/jmtimages/ (Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0).
|9/1/2023||Website open for paper proposals and early registration|
|11/15/2023||Extended submission deadline|
|12/7/2023||Authors informed of the status of their proposals|
|1/6/2024||Preliminary conference program is published online|
|TBD||Graduate student deadline to upload paper for Ostrom prize|
|2/6/2024||Regular registration deadline|
|2/20/2024||Cut off for hotel reservations at 5:00 PM Central Time|
|3/1/2024||Deadline for authors to upload complete papers (2 weeks before conference)|
|3/12/2024||Affiliate Groups Pre-Conference Events|
|3/13/2024||Affiliate Groups Pre-Conference Events|
Public Choice Society combines academic rigor with constructive collegiality. We invite all participants to contribute to a productive climate of scholarly exchange.
ONE REGISTRATION PER PERSON: All attending individuals must register for the conference. PCS is unable to accommodate non-registered guests at conference functions.
PAPER PRESENTERS: Paper presenters must upload a PDF file of your paper no later than March 1. Panel discussion presenters are not required to upload papers. Papers will not be searchable and are viewable only by PCS members while logged into the website. You will have the option of leaving your paper for the conference archives or taking it down at the end of the conference. The Society retains no rights or privileges to work presented or posted here. To upload your paper, simply login to the site and browse to the My Account section where you will find the paper upload tool.
CHAIR DUTIES: The session chair should present last in the order of presenters. Prior to the conference, the session chair must confirm that presenters have uploaded papers on time. The chair should initiate an email thread with presenters and discussants to facilitate pre-conference arrangements. During the session, the chair is responsible for keeping presenters on time. With four papers per 90-minute session, a good baseline is 15 minutes per presenter, 5 minutes per discussant, and 10 minutes for floor discussion.
DISCUSSANT DUTIES: In most cases, each presenter is also a discussant on the same session. Discussants should acknowledge and engage in pre-conference communications initiated by the session chair. Locate the paper you are discussing on the gated website by the deadline. If the paper you are discussing has not been posted, contact the session chair. Prepare critical and constructive comments in advance. Aim your remarks to promote rigorous yet collegial discussion during the session.
MEETING ROOM SETUP: Each conference session will take place in a hotel meeting room equipped with a podium or table, screen, and projector with HDMI hookup. Chair and presenters are encouraged to coordinate ahead of time about laptop, adapter cable, clicker, and other arrangements as might be needed.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Conference registration is $290 for students and $350 for non-students if received by the regular registration deadline (February 6), after which the rates increase by $75. Individuals who present multiple papers are asked to submit $25 per additional paper. To submit your registration payment, or to confirm that you have paid, simply login to your account and view the information presented in the My Account area.
CONDUCT: The Society’s Executive Committee has adopted this Professional and Personal Conduct Policy, which is binding on all individuals at PCS and Affiliate co-sponsored events. In addition, the Society’s Conflict of Interest Policy binds on members of the Executive Committee. Please familiarize yourself with these policies and direct any inquiries to [email protected].
CANCELLATION POLICY: If for some regrettable reason you must cancel then your registration, payment will be refunded according to the following schedule: full refund if cancellation notice is received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 20; 50% refund if received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 20; no refund if received by 12:00 a.m. on February 21 or later. Email [email protected] with "Registration Cancellation" in the subject line and a brief explanation in the email body.
Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West
6007 Legacy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024
The gleaming Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West hotel fuses Japanese and Texan themes into its art filled design. The immediate area is walkable to dozens of restaurants and entertainment/shopping options.
Registered attendees can reserve their room in the PCS room block at this dedicated reservations page. There is no code to enter. The PCS Conference rate is $199+ for single/double occupancy. The hotel reservation deadline is February 20, 2024. While reserving your room, please note the hotel's cancellation, check-in and other policies.
Space is limited, so please reserve early!
Visitor and Transportation Info
The hotel is a 20-25 minutes car ride from either DAL or DFW airports.
The immediate surroundings are summarized on the Legacy West site.
Sponsors for the 2024 conference
The Public Choice Society is thankful for the organizational, intellectual, and pecuniary partnership of several sponsoring organizations at the Annual Meetings. Sponsors for the upcoming year's conference will be listed here soon. For previous years' sponsors, click on past conferences above.