The University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) is hosting a prestigious, national conference – right here in the Duke City. Connect with economists, researchers and communicators from all regions of the U.S. during the 2017 Annual AUBER Fall Conference Oct. 21 – 24 at the historic Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque.

“This is a unique opportunity to make people aware of the unique history and economic challenges of Albuquerque and New Mexico,” said Jeffery Mitchell, director of BBER.

The conference theme is “Natural Resources, Border Issues and Local Economies: Navigating Regional Economies in a Time of Change,” with sessions on everything from limited water supply challenges to the changing border environment. There will also be other sessions devoted to professional economists, data analysts and students.

“The conference will include a panel of presentations from students in the UNM Economics Department,” Mitchell said. “This panel will offer students an opportunity to present their research to a national professional audience.” 

View full program here.

In addition, conference attendees will have the opportunity to explore some of New Mexico’s culture and history through a tour of Acoma Pueblo Sky City, built on a sheer-walled, 367-foot sandstone bluff in a valley studded with sacred, towering monoliths. Since 1150 A.D., Acoma Pueblo has earned the reputation as the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America. The mesa-top settlement is known worldwide for its unique art and rich culture and was the 28th Historical Site to be named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Click here to register for the three-day conference.