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NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the conference has been postponed. More information on rescheduling will be shared by the FTC once it is available.

The Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics and the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science’s journal Marketing Science will co-organize the second FTC-Marketing Science Conference on Marketing and Consumer Protection on October 2, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

The conference will bring together scholars interested in issues related to marketing and consumer protection policy and regulation. The call for papers for the event is now open, and the deadline to submit papers for consideration is July 31, 2020.

The goal of the conference is to promote dialogue between marketing scholars and the FTC, with an eye toward promoting academic research with potentially high impact on the practice of consumer protection and regulation, and providing agency staff with existing cutting-edge research.

The conference is scheduled for one day and will feature academic research paper sessions as well as panel sessions involving FTC staff and marketing scholars that highlight how marketing scholarship overlaps with the FTC practice in consumer protection.

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Contact Information

Jay Mayfield
Office of Public Affairs

Mary Sullivan
Bureau of Economics