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The 2019 LERA@ASSA Program Committee brings you 18 sessions on leading topics addressing Labor and Employment Relations Issues, including a plenary session and welcome reception on the opening night, which you are invited to attend. Registration and hotel accommodations will be addressed online at the ASSA/AEA website, registration and housing open in September at https://conf.aeaweb.org, and the earlybird registration deadline is early December. The registration ID is required to book a room or a suite.The most up-to-date information about registration and housing can always be found at the ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting Web page, which you can find here: https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2019/. The ASSA/AEA handles all logistics for this conference. If needed, please contact them here.

Registration | Housing | LERA Program | Event Summary | Program Committee | Participant Information


3 Basic steps to attend conference

1. Register - https://conf.aeaweb.org/index.php
Regular early bird registration is $65 before December 3, and be sure to mark "member" on your registration form.  After December 3 the registration rate increases.  Note: you must register before you will be able to take advantage of the deeply discounted hotel room rates. LERA sessions will be held at (to be determined). You can pick up your meeting registration materials at the ASSA/AEA registration desk in the (hotel to be determined).
In the past, when you registered for the ASSA meeting, you created an account in the registration system. Please do not create a new account this year. Instead, log back into your existing account to register for any of this year's meetings. To prepare ahead of time, if you have forgotten your username and/or password, use the Forgot your password option. (Please note that the conference system is separate from the AEA membership system. It is possible that you used the same credentials for both, but they could be different.) All new users simply visit their website and create a username and password for the first time.
(General information about the meeting can be found at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2018/.)
2. Reserve your hotel room (if needed) - https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2019-housing-information

As soon as you register, you will receive an email from assa@vanderbilt.edu that will contain a 5-digit housing code. Once you receive this code, proceed to the housing form listed here and reserve your room (https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowALL171). The LERA hotel is (To Be Announced).

  • (Hotel TBA) is the LERA headquarters hotel.

  • (Hotels TBA) are the two ASSA co-headquarters hotels.

PLEASE NOTE: If you want to be certain to stay at the LERA hotel, then you will need to register and obtain your hotel room reservation on the very first day they open their registration in September. The hotel rooms sell out quickly at the best hotels, since 13,000 people will be reserving their rooms. LERA will send an email to our entire membership when they open registration to remind you.

3. Please review program and get more information - You can find information about the LERA sessions online (here).


Thank you to our sponsors! (2019 Sponsors TBA)

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor and Employment Relations
  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • MIT Institute for Work and Employment Relations
  • Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations
  • UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
  • W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Event Summary -

Friday, January 4, 2019

8:00 am - 4:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions (Hotel TBA)

12:30 - 2:15 pm (Location TBA)

Featured Lunchtime Plenary Session

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm (Location TBA)

LERA Plenary and Featured Speaker TBA

6:00 - 7:00 pm (LocationTBA)

LERA Welcome Reception: Join LERA for hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Sponsored by:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Labor and Employment Relations
  • Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Economic Policy Institute
  • MIT Institute for Work and Employment Relations
  • Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations
  • UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
  • W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Saturday, January 5, 2019

8:00 am - 4:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions (Locations TBA)

12:30 - 2:15 pm (Locations TBA)

LERA Featured Plenary

Sunday, January 6, 2019

8:00 am - 10:00 am: Concurrent Sessions (Location TBA)

LERA@ASSA 2019 Meeting Program Committee (in conjunction with ASSA/AEA)

Susan Houseman, Co-Chair, W.E. Upjohn Institute; Till Von Wachter, Co-Chair, UCLA;  Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland; Eliza Forsythe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research; Barry T. Hirsch, Georgia State University; Takao Kato, Colgate University; Alex Mas, Princeton University; Larry Mishel, Economic Policy Institute; Samuel L. Myers, University of Minnesota; Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley; Aaron Sojourner, University of Minnesota; William Spriggs, AFL-CIO and Howard University; and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (ex officio)

Participant Information - Important!

You will find detailed information here on what you need to do prior, during, and after the conference to participate as a chair, presenter, or discussant on the meeting program. Please visit this page, download and print the information you need.

https://lera.memberclicks.net/2019-lera-winter-participant-info (page to be released June 2018)

Complete program of sessions and events - Program to be released June 2018

(If the program below does not appear, please open a new window and copy and paste this URL...http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program_assa.asp.)


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