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Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference 2024 in Bend, Oregon

Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference 2024 in Bend, Oregon

The 59th annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC) will be held at the Riverhouse Hotel in Bend, Oregon, May 21-23, 2024. The Riverhouse Hotel is located on the banks of the Deschutes River less than 2 miles away from Bend's historic downtown area. Bend is known as the "outdoor playground of the West" due to its pristine beauty and many recreational opportunities that include river rafting on the Deschutes River, hiking at one of the many local state and national parks, or skiing at Mt. Bachelor. Bend boasts a vibrant downtown with over 325 diverse businesses that include art galleries, boutiques and many restaurants. Home of the Ale Trail, Bend is also known for its abundance of nationally renowned wineries and breweries. For more information, view the Visit Bend website at www.visitbend.com.

2024 Keynote Speakers Announced - Registration and Room Reservation Sites Now Open!

The PNREC 2024 registration site is now open at https://event.fourwaves.com/pnrec2024/pages. Book your rooms at the Riverhouse Hotel today to get low conference rates at https://book.passkey.com/event/50715577/owner/49095888/home.

We are especially pleased to welcome several keynote speakers, including Dr. Claudia Sahm, Founder of Sahm Consulting; Dr. John Silvia, President of Dynamic Economic Strategy, LLC; and Dr. Chen Zhao of Redfin.
Dr. Claudia Sahm Dr. Claudia Sahm
Dr. Claudia Sahm is a Washington-based expert on monetary and fiscal policy and forecasting. She has several years of experience advising decision-makers at the Federal Reserve, White House, and Congress. She created a widely-used and highly-accurate recession indicator, the Sahm rule. Sahm is the founder of Sahm Consulting and Stay-at-Home Macro (SAHM) Substack. She is a former Federal Reserve and White House economist.
Dr. John Silvia Dr. John Silvia
Dr. Silvia is currently President of Dynamic Economic Strategy, LLC and is focused on financial and economic advisory works, writing a weekly newsletter, and presenting economic concepts and commenting on economic issues at several conferences. Formerly, John was managing director and the chief economist for Wells Fargo Securities until July 2018. John has been a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg (TV and radio), Fox Business and the Nightly Business Report. John served as the president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) in 2015 and was awarded a NABE Fellow Certificate of Recognition in 2011 for outstanding contributions to the business economics profession and leadership among business economists to the nation.
Dr. Chen Zhao Dr. Chen Zhao
Dr. Chen Zhao leads the economics team at Redfin, where she produces research on the housing market for public and internal audiences. Previously, she was an executive director leading housing finance and financial markets research at the JPMorgan Chase Institute. Prior to joining JPMCI, Chen was an economics consultant at Analysis Group, Inc., where she worked on financial litigation cases and led teams conducting health economics and outcomes research on behalf of pharmaceutical companies. While in graduate school, Chen was with the Center for Economic Studies and the Social Economic and Housing Statistics Division at the US Census Bureau, where she conducted applied microeconomics research using large scale restricted-access linked survey-administrative data. She started her career at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, where she focused on labor and health economics.


PNREC 2024 Conference Committee Contacts:

Patrick Balducci
2024 Conference Chair

Argonne National Laboratory
Tel: (503) 679-7316
pbalducci@anl.gov


Announcements

2024 Keynote Speakers Announced - Registration and Room Reservation Sites Now Open!

The PNREC 2024 registration site is now open. Book your rooms at the Riverhouse Hotel today to get low conference rates.


2023 PNREC Program

PNREC 2023 features four keynote speakers, 17 panel sessions, and the regional economic outlook session.

>> 2023 PNREC PROGRAM


Walla Walla regional economy bus tour

Would you like to learn more about the regional economy in Walla Walla? This year, we are pleased to offer an optional regional economy bus tour on May 8. The tour features a catered lunch at Pepper Bridge Winery, a guided tour of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s Chinook Hatchery, and a guided tour of College Cellars of Walla Walla. It is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues and learn more about the region during a beautiful time of the year!

The bus departs from the Marcus Whitman Hotel at 11:00am and returns at 5:30pm.

Secure your seat when registering for the conference. If you’ve already registered, or wish to buy a ticket for a friend, no problem! We have a “bus tour only” option open as well. The cost per person is $125. Participants must be 21 or older.

Register at wwu.eventsair.com/pnrec-23/registration/Site/Register


2023 PNREC Keynote Speakers Announced:


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