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Mid-Continent Regional Science Association49th Annual Conference

IMPLAN National User’s Conference – 12th Biennial Conference

~ June 6-8, 2018 ~ Kansas City, Missouri ~

Call for Papers

Online Abstract Submission

Please join us for the 49th annual conference of the Mid-Continent Regional Science and the 12th Biennial IMPLAN National User’s Conference to be held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. The program committee welcomes papers on a wide range of topics relating to applied economics, planning, geography, business, public administration, sociology, and political science.

Organized sessions and papers are invited in any topic pertaining to urban areas and regions including:

Presentation Proposals: Participants are encouraged to organize a session in an area of interest. Those authors wishing to present a paper should submit an abstract online here:

Conference Registration: There are two ways to register for the MCRSA conference. You can download a registration form and pay by check, or you can pay electronically. Links to both are found on the MCRSA Conference Registration page:

Hotel Information: The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza Hotel is located at 401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 64112, Res: 1-866-856-9717. The conference lodging rate is $159/night single and double. To receive this rate, reservations must be made by May 11, 2018. The group rate will be available from three days prior to the conference until three days after, pending availability. Self-parking is $18/night. There is a link to hotel reservations on the MCRSA Hotel Accommodations page

For more information about paper submission, MCRSA membership, conference registration, or local arrangements contact:
John Leatherman – Executive Director, MCRSA
Phone: (785) 532-4492; Email: