The 2008 Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) is this year being held on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, between 30 September and 4 October.
Dr Liam Lenten of La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia is seeking contributors for a specialist sports economics stream for the 2008 conference. This would be a great development for sports economics in this nation.
Prospective attendees to ACE 2008 are encouraged to contact Liam via the link above. Check out his working papers while you are there. He is doing some great work on competitive balance that will be published later this year and which takes the literature in new directions.
Late Sept / early Oct is a great time of year in Australia so Aussie and international contributors alike are encouraged to attend! The weather is great and sports fans are in for a treat. The Grand Final of the two leading professional football competitions, the Australian Football League and the National Rugby League is held around this time of year, for fans of thoroughbred racing, the Spring Racing Carnival jumps in Victoria and elsewhere and Australia's "Great Race", the Bathurst 1000 for v8 touring cars is just around the corner.