FAQ

Where do I park?

CRAE will be held at The Ohio State University's Agricultural Administration Building (2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210). Parking is available in the Agricultural Administration/Agricultural Engineering lot. Entrances to this lot are off of Fyffe Road and Woody Hayes Drive. Parking passes will be available at the conference check-in table.
 


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Where do I stay?
A block of rooms has been reserved for Friday April 5th, 2013 at the Varsity Inn OSU North just north of campus. To receive the block rate of $65.00/night for a room with two beds, call (614) 267-4646 before March 22, 2013, and mention the CRAE event. There are many other hotels available in the area should you choose to stay elsewhere. Check back soon for online reservation instructions.
 
What is there to do in the area?
In addition to Ohio State activities and sporting events, other interesting area attractions include:
  • The Short North Arts District – An area of shops, galleries, and restaurants located just south of campus on High Street

  • German Village – A unique neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places with restaurants, shops, and beautiful restored homes

  • Easton – An indoor and outdoor shopping mall located about 15 minutes away from campus

Are refunds given?
Refunds of the registration fee will be given if the registrant notifies the conference organizers at CRAE2013@osu.edu that they will no longer be able to attend by 12:00pm on Friday March 29th, 2013. Refunds will be issued via check to the address provided on the registration form. Refunds requested after this date cannot be honored. 
 
Can I attend CRAE but not present?
Yes! You are certainly welcome to attend CRAE but not present. Since this is a graduate student conference and all stages of research are welcome, we do encourage you to present but it is not required. Regardless of if you are presenting or not, you must register and pay the registration fee. This fee is used for conference materials, conference meals, and other amenities available to conference participants.
 
Is CRAE a new conference?
Yes and no. CRAE is a continuation of a series of conferences held by Midwestern universities. However, this is the first year that the CRAE title has been used. We have also brought in a keynote speaker from an international university, which is the first for this conference series.
 
Previous event titles include the Regional, Population, Health, & Environmental Economics Midwest Graduate Student Summit (RPHE) and Space, Health and Population Economics (SHaPE). These conferences were hosted by Purdue University and the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign.