Allied Societies

WEAI Annual and International Conferences regularly include participation by Allied Societies. Allied Societies organize anywhere from just a few sessions to an entire conference including membership and board meetings. Whether your group is long-established or simply part of an emerging specialty, WEAI can help bring your members together and increase your visibility within the discipline.

Benefits to Your Society

There is no charge to become a participating Allied Society. Participation increases the value of membership in your society by providing your members additional opportunities to communicate their research and interact with fellow economists from around the world. Beneficial network externalities accrue to all societies and individual participants.

  • Your society and session coordinators will be listed on the conference website and in the program as members of our Conference Program Committee.
  • If you desire to do so, you may hold membership or board meetings, and other special events, during the conference.
  • As an Allied Society, participants in your organized sessions register at the same rate as members of WEAI.
  • Your society will be highlighted as a WEAI Allied Society and we will place a link to your website (see below).

Mutual Obligations

Place a conference notice on your website (with a link to WEAI) and email your members, inviting them to submit papers which your designated representative(s) organize into sessions. Please submit the sessions to us within the deadline posted on the conference website (see Annual Conference Session Organizer Guidelines, or International Conference Session Organizer Guidelines). We will then contact session participants and invite them to register for the conference. It's that easy!

Recent Allied Societies include:

Additional societies that have met with WEAI in past years include the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, Association for Comparative Economic Studies, Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, Association of Indian Economics and Financial Studies, American Rehabilitation Economics Association, Association for Social Economics, Athenian Policy Forum, Economists for Peace and Security, Society of Government Economists, and the Western Agricultural Economic Association.

Questions? Call 714-965-8800 or e-mail for more information.

Why should your group consider meeting with WEAI?
  • WEAI staff with more than 50 years combined experience takes care of negotiating room rates and function space with the hotel, A/V, etc. You simply submit your complete session information to the WEAI office.
  • We treat your members like our members. All participants in your sessions may register at the WEAI member rate.
  • You pick the times and dates of your sessions per availability.
  • We schedule your sessions in contiguous meeting rooms to the extent practicable.
  • We will schedule your food and beverage functions, board meetings, and members meetings, in addition to your sessions.
  • We can help ease conference organization during transition periods within your association because your officers will be working with permanent WEAI employees.