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2021 Annual Conference Abstract Submissions

**The submission deadline has now passed.**

We are very excited to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2021 SBCA Annual Conference and Meeting! While we regret that it will not be possible for us to meet in-person, we look forward to the opportunity to take advantage of the options available online. The virtual format will allow us to engage speakers and other participants who would not otherwise be able to attend, to include both pre-recorded and live sessions, and to take advantage of the flexibility offered by the online platform more generally. The conference will be held from March 15 through March 26 to make it easier for participants globally to be involved in multiple sessions.
The submission portal is now open; the deadline is 11:59 pm Eastern time. December 4, 2020. We are accepting four types of proposals.
  • Individual research presentation: present original research
  • Panel research presentations: combine presentations of original research on related topics (four individual research presentations or three individual research presentations plus one discussant)
  • Roundtable discussion: discuss perspectives on a key issue (four to seven participants including the chair, informal presentations followed by group discussion)
  • Innovative session: propose an alternative format, taking advantage of the online environment.
To review the submission instructions, click here. To begin your submission, click here. To learn more about our professional development workshops and to submit a proposal, please click here

You may submit no more than one abstract for a research presentation (either individually or as part of a panel) plus participate in no more than one roundtable or innovative session. There is no limit on the number of sessions for which you can be listed as a co-author; these limits apply only to speakers.

We anticipate providing a mix of pre-recorded and live sessions, with opportunities for audience participation and discussion. The duration of each session generally will be 90 minutes total.
Presentations are welcome on any methodological or policy topic relevant to the theory or practice of benefit-cost analysis. We define benefit-cost analysis broadly to include analyses that rely on monetary measures and those that include nonmonetary measures, synthetic or natural units (e.g., QALYs, DALYs, acres protected, cases averted). Both conventional and innovative analytic approaches are welcome. We encourage submissions from scholars, practitioners, and others working in academia, nonprofits, business, and government around the world.

SBCA members receive substantial discounts on conference registrations. Registration will open soon. 

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SBCA 2021 Program Committee: Dale Whittington (Chair), Lisa A. Robinson (Vice-Chair), Dan Acland, Henrik Andersson, Glenn Blomquist, Susan Chilton, Ching Leong, Joe Devlin, Tom Kniesner, Angela Lasher, Felipe Vasquez Lavin, Steve Lize, Jack Molyneaux, Clark Nardinelli, Laura Taylor, Craig Thornton, Hua Wang, Ann Wolverton.

Note: While conference and workshop proposals may be submitted after the December 4, 2020 deadline, late submissions are not guaranteed consideration.