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2018 AP Economics Conference

Registration for this conference is closed.


Conference Dates: 

4 p.m.  | Tuesday, July 10 – Pre-conference workshop: Orientation to AP Economics and Dinner

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Wednesday, July 11
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Thursday, July 12
7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Friday, July 13

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63102 (map it)

Draft Agenda (pdf)

Conference Speakers and Bios tba

Are you a seasoned AP economics instructor, new to teaching the AP econ courses, or simply contemplating teaching them? If so, join us as Federal Reserve economists, AP economics exam readers, exam developers and instructors, and economic education staff from the St. Louis Fed and Marginal Revolution University present a program packed with the information you need to be successful.

New teachers or those who are exploring the possibility of teaching AP economics will enjoy the pre-conference workshop and dinner that will include information on the basics, such as designing the syllabus and choosing a textbook. Of course, experienced teachers are welcome to join in the pre-conference workshop and dinner to offer strategies for a successful launch.

The conference will feature:

  • 18 hours of professional development credit;
  • Certificates of completion;
  • $200 travel stipend; and
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and a Wednesday evening reception.

There is no fee, but you must register by July 1, 2018. Parking is complimentary.

For more information, please contact Barbara Flowers at

Hotel Accommodations

Marginal Revolution University will award a $200 travel stipend to all qualified registrants. Apply for the stipend online.

The Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch is holding rooms for conference attendees. The room rate is $125 plus tax. Rates include free hot breakfast, evening drinks and snacks, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, soft drinks and popcorn from 3 to 10 p.m., and access to a business center, fitness center and pool. Overnight parking is $20 per day. The group number is 2322705.

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch
2 S. Fourth St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

Note: Please make your reservations by Monday, June 18, 2018, to receive the group rate. Reservations after this date will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.