14th Annual Economics Teaching Conference

October 25 - 26, 2018—Phoenix, AZ

You’re Invited to NETA 2018!

The National Economics Teaching Association and Cengage are excited once again to advance undergraduate economic education through our annual Economic Teaching Conference. You'll experience practical teaching sessions and keynotes by top Economists and Educational Thought Leaders to help you become an even better Economist Educator. 

NETA 2018 Agenda

Enjoy over 25 practical teaching sessions, along with keynotes by some of the top Educational Thought Leaders in the country!


7:30 - 8:30 am                      Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45 am                      Opening Remarks & Keynote

9:45 - 10:00 am                    Break & Tech Annex

10:00 - 11:00 am                  Breakout Session 1  (5 Concurrent sessions)

11:00 - 11:30 am                  Break & Tech Annex

11:30 am - 12:30 pm           Breakout Session 2  (5 Concurrent sessions)

12:30 - 2:00 pm                    Lunch & Keynote: Greg Mankiw

2:00 - 2:30 pm                      Book Signing & Tech Annex & Break

2:30 - 3:30 pm                      Breakout Session 3  (5 Concurrent sessions)

3:30 - 3:45 pm                      Break & Tech Annex

3:45 - 4:45 pm                      Breakout Session 4  (5 Concurrent sessions)

Evening Offsite Dinner


8:00 - 9:00 am                     Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 am                   Keynote: Derek Bruff

10:00  - 10:30 am                Break & Tech Annex

10:30 - 11:30 am                 Breakout Session 5  (5 Concurrent sessions)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm            Lunch & Best-in-Class Winner Presentations

1:00 - 1:15 pm                     Break & Tech Annex

1:15 - 2:15 pm                     Breakout Session 6  (5 Concurrent sessions)

2:15 - 2:45 pm                     Closing Remarks

Call for Papers

Opportunity is ringing—will you answer?
Share why you’d make an UNSTOPPABLE presenter this NETA!

Keynote Speakers


N. Gregory Mankiw is Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. Dr. Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

His published articles have appeared in academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, and in more widely accessible forums, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune. Dr. Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005, he served as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.


Derek Bruff is director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching where he oversees the programming and offerings for faculty and graduate students, helping them develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching and learning. He also consults regularly with campus leaders about pedagogical issues, seeking to foster a university culture that supports effective teaching.

His research interests include educational technology, visual thinking and social pedagogies. He has published a well-regarded book, Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments, and hosts popular blog, Agile Learning.

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Register Now

You’ll be learning, sharing, collaborating and having fun with over 200 of your colleagues from all over the country. So what do you say, will you join us?

Presenting the Best in Class

Each of the three winners of the 2018 Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award will present their winning entry at lunch on Thursday of the conference. There is still time to submit for this prestigious award.

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About NETA

Stay in the loop about the NETA mission, opportunities
to donate and more.

NETA Gallery

See what your colleagues experienced last year—and what you can look forward to.

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#DIGinECON: A Pre-Conference Workshop

This free workshop helps instructors implement Digital Resources for Student Engagement and
Success in Principles of Economics—and Cengage will be sponsoring it once again.

Learn student success best practices from three top experts in student engagement
for the Economics classroom.