TEC2024: 8th Annual NABE Tech Economics Conference
October 27-29, 2024
The Westin Seattle | Seattle, WA

What is NABE TEC? 
Each year, NABE’s Tech Economics Conference brings together hundreds of applied economists, data scientists, academics, and graduate students for an intellectual exchange on how developments in economics and data science are impacting approaches, frameworks, tools, and techniques employed by practitioners at tech companies and other businesses.

Interested in giving a talk at TEC2024 or planning a session? You can now submit your proposal until Thursday, May 30. All speakers receive a free registration to TEC2024.

In what areas is NABE accepting proposals?

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Methods, Data, and Measurement
Methodological advances in ML/AI and economics
- Productionizing and scaling analytics
- Experimentation and causal inference
- New data sources and measurement

Applications of Economics in Tech
- Economics of LLMs and generative A.I.
- Applications of econometrics in tech
- Market design and the economics of platforms
- The economics of online advertising
- The economics of a particular sector (e.g., Transportation, Manufacturing, Finance, etc.)

Policy and Tech Economics
- The economics of privacy
- Competition policy
- Ethics and intellectual property in the age of generative AI
- Climate change and green tech
- Computing capacity constraints

Being an Economist in Tech
- Diversity and inclusiveness in tech and economics
- Building and advancing a career in tech
- Working with or managing cross-functional or multi-disciplinary teams
- How are legal barriers/constraints impacting productivity?
- Hiring, outsourcing, and bargaining power

Submit Your Proposal

What is the timeline?

Thursday, May 30 – Deadline to submit an individual speaker proposal or a session proposal online (sessions are approximately 1 hour, so 2-3 speakers plus a moderator is most common).

Friday, June 28 – NABE’s TEC planning committee makes final decisions, and all who have submitted a proposal will be notified. Session dates/times assigned.

July through October – NABE staff and planning committee assist you in planning for the session and coordinating with other speakers and moderators.

October 27-29 – Conference convenes in Seattle.

Here are some helpful hints for planning complete sessions:

- Sessions last 60 minutes, which is about right for a panel of 2-3 speakers plus a moderator.

- Please help us to infuse diversity in the conference and ensure we are providing a variety of viewpoints.

- As a policy, NABE does not reimburse speaker travel or pay honoraria, but all speakers may attend the conference for free on the day they speak and/or attend the full conference at half price.