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4th International Agricultural Risk, Finance, and Insurance Conference (IARFIC)

Conference call for papers from Agricultural Finance Review

June 7th-9th, Washington, D.C., USA
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2015

The Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance (WatRISQ), University of Waterloo announces: Call for Paper submissions for the 4th International Agricultural Risk, Finance, and Insurance Conference (IARFIC) to be held June 7-9th in Washington, D.C., USA.

IARFIC is a unique venue that brings together leaders in agriculture, finance, and risk management, across disciplines, and across borders, tackling very important and timely topics in an effort to maintain a strong agricultural sector and improve global food security. The theme of the conference is "Agricultural Risk, Finance, Insurance and Actuarial Science". The conference will include a dynamic program with high quality speakers focusing on innovative research, policy discussions, and business challenges and successes. The conference will also feature four "big picture" unique plenary sessions, with representation from Academia, Government, the Private Sector, Stakeholders, NGOs, and others.

Waterloo Research Institute in Insurance, Securities and Quantitative Finance (WatRISQ), University of Waterloo, Canada.

China Institute for Actuarial Science (CIAS), China
Central University of Finance and Economics, China
Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Academics and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts (in English) in all areas of agriculture, with a focus on risk, finance, insurance, and other actuarial issues. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2015, and decisions will be communicated to authors shortly thereafter. Jointly authored papers should be submitted by the person who will present the paper if it is accepted. Please email your paper or extended abstract to [email protected].

High-quality papers presented at the conference can be submitted for consideration to be published in the Special issue of Agricultural Finance Review. All papers will be subject to the journal review process. The deadline for submitting the full paper is October 31, 2015.

. Milton Boyd, University of Manitoba
. Keith Coble, Mississippi State University
. Xiaolin Li, Central University of Finance and Economics
. Lysa Porth, University of Manitoba, University of Waterloo
. Ken Seng Tan, University of Waterloo, Central University of Finance and Economics
. Harry Tuo, Capital University of Economics and Business
. Calum Turvey, Cornell University
. Holly Wang, Purdue University
. Joshua Woodard, Cornell University
. Qiao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
. Xianhua Zhou, Central University of Finance and Economics

Reception (June 7, 2015) will be held at the:
House Committee on Agriculture
1301 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

All other events will be held at the:
1201 24th Street, NW
Washington, D.C., USA, 20037
Tel: +1 202 789 1234
Fax: +1 202 419 6795
Email: [email protected]

Regular registration fee: $995 (USD)
Reduced fee for Academics/Students: $495 (USD)
Early bird registration: Save $100 by registering before March 15, 2015.

Please visit for updates and more information regarding the venue and accommodations.

For those participants who require a letter of invitation for travel VISAs, or for any other inquiries, please send an email to [email protected].

On behalf of the IARFIC conference organizing and scientific committee, I look forward to seeing you in Washington!

Lysa Porth & Ken Seng Tan, Conference Co-Chairs

1-  Registration fee includes breakfasts, lunches, networking breaks, gala dinner and reception.