5th ANNUAL AARES SYMPOSIUM AND JOHN DILLON COMMEMORATIVE DAY
The 5th Annual AARES Symposium entitled "The US Farm Bill and Implications for Agricultural Trade" will be held Thursday 19th September 2002 at Lecture Theatre 4, Faculty of Economics, Business and Law, The University of New England, Armidale, NSW. The John L. Dillon AO Commemorative Day on "Agricultural Research: Challenges and Economics in the New Millennium" will follow on Friday 20th September 2002 at the same venue.
The new US Farm Bill will have important impacts upon international agricultural trade and the pace of international agricultural trade reform. It is a complex piece of legislation and analysts are hard at work at understanding its full ramifications. The 5th Annual AARES Symposium will focus on understanding the nature of the Farm Bill and what it means for those involved in international agricultural trade, including farmers, consumers, agribusiness firms and policy makers. In addition to expert speakers from Australia and New Zealand (ABARE, farmer organisations and universities), experts from the US will address the Symposium (confirmed to date are University of California at Davis Professor Daniel Sumner, Fulbright Senior Specialist and former Senior Staff Economist on the US Presidents Council of Economic Advisors; and Virginia Tech Professor David Orden, co-author of the recently published "Policy Reform in American Agriculture: Analysis and Prognosis"). There will be ample time for airing of alternative viewpoints and general discussion. It is also expected that very recent changes to the Common Agricultural Policy will receive some attention.
The John L. Dillon AO Commemorative Day is intended to acknowledge the outstanding contributions that the late John Dillon made to the national and international community, particularly his contributions in the way of fostering agricultural research and development that was his main interest during the latter part of his career. There will be a variety of national and international speakers who will provide accounts of the challenges facing agricultural research as we enter the New Millennium.
On the night of 19th September a dinner will be held for those attending one or both days. Jack Lewis, founder of agricultural economics at UNE, will be the after-dinner speaker so this will be a memorable occasion.
A registration form is available at http://www.general.uwa.edu.au/u/aares/symposium02reg.htm
The registration fee (inclusive of GST) for the Symposium is $210 for Ordinary members and $105 for Student members and Emeritus members, with a $20 surcharge for non-members. A late fee of $10 applies for registration after August 31. Lunch and morning/afternoon teas are included in the fee. The cost (inclusive of GST) of the Dinner on 19th September is $50 and registration for the John L. Dillon Commemorative Day is $30.
Accommodation and Travel
Flights into Armidale are limited so delegates are advised to book early. Arrival in the evening prior to the Symposium is strongly recommended since the proceedings will start at 9am.
For conference delegates who wish to enjoy the convenience of
on-campus accommodation, Mary White College is available. The College is a short
walk from the conference venue and provides serviced, single study bedrooms with
telephone and shared bathroom facilities. The tariff for bed and hot breakfast is $56.10 per person per night. A limited number of single and double ensuite rooms are also available (price on application).
A further choice from other Residences is available. Also offering comfortable single study bedrooms with telephone and shared bathroom facilities, for a tariff of $46.20 per person per night, including hot breakfast. All are just a 15-minute leisurely walk across our picturesque campus to the conference venue and are serviced by a complimentary shuttle bus.
Parking at the colleges is free for residents, with a complimentary permit provided on arrival. If you wish to book on-campus accommodation, please contact:
The UNE Conference Company, tel: 02 6773 2154 fax: 02 6773
A list of Armidale motels is provided below. All are in the range of three to four stars (average price about $70/night) and are about a five-minute drive from the UNE campus. A Toll Free Accommodation Booking Service is available on 1800-627-736.
|Abbotsleigh Motor Inn||Ph: 02 6772 9488||Fax: 02 6772 7066|
|Acacia Motor Inn||Ph: 02 6772 7733||Fax: 02 6771 1901|
|Alluna Motel||Ph: 02 6772 6226||Fax: 02 6772 9022|
|Armidale Cattlemans Motor Inn||Ph: 02 6772 7788||Fax: 02 6771 1447|
|Armidale Motel||Ph: 02 6772 8122||Fax: 02 6772 1024|
|Comfort Inn Hallmark||Ph: 02 6772 9800||Fax: 02 6771 2590|
|Cameron Lodge Motel||Ph: 02 6772 2351||Fax: 02 6772 5600|
|Cedar Lodge Motel||Ph: 02 6772 9511||Fax: 02 6772 9516|
|Comfort Inn Cotswold Gardens||Ph: 02 6772 8222||Fax: 02 6772 5139|
|Country Comfort||Ph: 02 6772 8511||Fax: 02 6772 7535|
|Deer park Motor Inn||Ph: 02 6772 9999||Fax: 02 6772 8962|
|Elite Motor Inn||Ph: 02 6771 5377||Fax: 02 6771 5388|
|Estelle Kramer Motor Inn||Ph: 02 6772 5200||Fax: 02 6771 2507|
|Hideaway Motor Inn||Ph: 02 6772 5177||Fax: 02 6771 2609|
|Moore Park Inn||Ph: 02 6772 2358||Fax: 02 6772 5252|
|New England Motor Inn||Ph: 02 6771 1011||Fax: 02 6771 1011|
|Sandstock Motor Inn||Ph: 02 6772 9988||Fax: 02 6772 8490|
|The Club Motel||Ph: 02 6772 8777||Fax: 02 6772 8669|
|Westwood Motor Inn||Ph: 02 6772 8000||Fax: 02 6772 0953|
|White Lanterns Motel||Ph: 02 6772 5777||Fax: 02 6771 4294|
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Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2002
Last revised: December 11, 2002.