CEF 2012


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Conference Registration


A Notice from SCE

In order to preserve the integrity of our conferences, the Society for Computational Economics will record the names and contact information of conference participants who fail to show up to present their paper or who cancel at the last minute.


Conference Fee

The conference registration fee can be paid in either USD ($395) by credit card or EUR (300€) by bank wire transfer.  Use the link at the bottom of this page to access online registration.  If you intend to pay by EUR wire transfer, please read the additional information at the bottom of this page prior to registering.


The prices quoted above include an early registration discount available for payments received by April 15, 2012.  Starting April 16 the fee will increase to the standard rate of $450 or 340€.  The higher fee applies to all payments received after April 15, even if registration was submitted prior to the deadline.


All participants, including those who were invited by the program committee to submit their paper, are expected to pay the full fee.  One-day registration is not available.


Student Fee
The first 40 students who register to present a paper will receive a discounted registration fee of $345 or 260€, made possible by sponsorship from the Journal of Applied Econometrics.  To receive the discount, simply mark the appropriate spot in the online registration form.  After the first 40, students will be charged the standard conference fee.


The registration fee includes:

  • registration drinks on Tuesday afternoon

  • Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening at Czech National Bank

  • lunches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

  • coffee breaks

  • admission to all sessions

  • conference materials (including program/abstract book and USB memory stick preloaded with presented papers, sponsored by RSJ)

  • one-year membership to the Society for Computational Economics


Participants who wish to present a paper must register and pay fees by May 1, 2012.  After May 1 presenters who have not registered will be removed from the program.


Welcome Reception at Czech National Bank – Wednesday, June 27

The customary CEF 2012 Welcome Reception will be hosted by Czech National Bank, situated near Náměstí Republiky in Old Town Prague.  One ticket for the reception is included with registration for all participants, and additional tickets may be purchased for guests.  Hearty hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served, and the evening will feature violinist-vocalist Iva Bittová, one of the Czech Republic's most acclaimed musicians.


Conference Dinner – Thursday, June 28

The optional Conference Dinner will take place in a classic Czech beer hall serving award-winning traditional Czech cuisine.  With free-flowing Pilsner and wine, an abundant feast, and a bit of folk music to liven the vibe, this will be a fun, casual evening for all to enjoy. Plzeňská Restaurace is located in the historic Municipal House in Old Town Prague - easily accessed by metro from the Diplomat Hotel and conveniently situated for those who wish to continue a night in Old Town after dinner.  Dinner tickets are $65 or 50€ per person and guests are welcome.  Tickets should be pre-purchased with registration.


Pre Conference Workshops – Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26

Please see the Workshop page for details.  Workshop registration is a component of online conference registration.  Registration for the conference is required for attendance at a workshop.  Workshops will take place at the Diplomat Hotel and include morning and afternoon coffee breaks.  Attendees will be on their own for lunch.  The cost is $30 or 24€ for the one-and-one-half day workshop and $10 or 8€ for the half-day workshop, payable with conference registration.


Refund policy for registration fees

  • Cancellation by April 15, 2012: Forfeit US $100 or 75€; balance of prepayment will be refunded

  • Cancellation between April 16 and June 1, 2012: Forfeit US $200 or 150€; balance of prepayment will be refunded

  • Cancellation after June 1, 2012: No refund


Access online registration with this link: REGISTRATION


During online registration your fees will be calculated in both USD and EUR.  At the end you will select one payment method -- either credit card (charged in USD) or wire transfer (transferred in EUR which will not be converted).  Paying in EUR will require an international wire transfer involving an intermediary bank, using a form that includes Field 56 Please feel free to contact us by email or phone if you have any questions about this before you begin or if you encounter difficulty during the process.


NOTICE: We have learned that some European banks are unable to transfer funds using an intermediary bank.  If you select payment by EUR wire transfer and then find that this is the case with your bank, it is OK to submit a new registration using a credit card for payment and we will delete your original registration.  We apologize for the difficulty!  We had hoped that offering this alternative would prove convenient for European attendees, but we are finding this is not necessarily true for some people.


Questions about registration? Please contact us:

Email: cef2012@simplemeetings.com - or - Phone: +1-206-706-8118


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Last updated: June 17, 2012