2017 WFA Meeting / Conference

June 25-28, 2017

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler,

Whistler, BC, Canada

Program / Sessions and conference events



Best Paper Awards

Charles River Associates Award of $5,000 for the best paper on corporate finance.

NASDAQ OMX Award of $5,000 for the best paper on asset pricing.

QMA Award of $5,000 for the best paper on Investment Management.

USC Marshall School of Business Trefftzs Award of $5,000 for the best student paper.

Wharton School – WRDS Award of $5,000 for the best empirical finance paper.

Conference registration / best to register before may 22



Price is $30 after may 22, 2016



Price is $125 after may 22, 2016



Price is $175 after may 22, 2016

Program Committee Member


Regular member/non-member pricing after may 22, 2016. (Committee Members: Please register by may 22 to receive the complimentary registration fee.)

Hotel and Site Information / Whistler, BC, Canada

Hotel Booking information at the The Fairmont Chateau Whistler,
4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada


  • Link to Reservations
  • Hotel Cancellation Policy: All reservations request will require a credit card and a deposit for (1) room night. Reservations must be canceled by May 28, 2017, in order to avoid the charge of one night’s stay.
  • Hotel Conference Rate: In order to receive the conference rate, reservations must be made by June 2, 2017.
  • Rates; Regular Room $235; Junior Suite $335; Valley View Suite $355; Valley Suite Parlour $575; One Bedroom Mountain Suite $765; Fairmont Gold Room $385; Fairmont Gold Junior Suite $485; Fairmont Gold One Bedroom Suite $535; Fairmont Gold Premier Suite $835; Fairmont Gold Executive Suite $935; Fairmont Gold Penthouse $1265


Area and Hotel Information

  • From The Fairmont Chateau
    • Fairmont Resort Amenities
    • Kids Activities – “Family-friendly entertainment. Whether there’s sunshine or snow and rainy days in between, we have children’s activity ideas for things to do year round.”
    • Hotel on-site recreation. “A complete resort experience is waiting for you at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Unlimited access to these amenities is included for all Fairmont Guests.”
    • Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s shuttle service. Daily 7.30am – 10.30pm every 15-20 minutes from Chateau to three stops in Whistler Village.
    • Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Dining guide
  • Whister Area
    • Whistler Village: “The pedestrian-friendly Whistler Village bustles with excitement year-round: restaurants, spas, shopping and entertainment range from five-star luxurious to comfortably economical. Special events and programs for families, first-timers and even a nanny service mean that everyone can share in the excitement of this superlative resort. Don’t miss the World Ski & Snowboard Festival each spring, a showcase of music and arts with professional ski and board competitions.”
    • Sightseeing in Whistler, BC
      For information on Whistler, British Columbia activities, upcoming events, attractions as well as British Columbia destination information to help you make the most of your Whistler vacation, visit these sites: Tourism WhistlerTourism British ColumbiaWhistler BlackcombWhistler Sliding Centre
      Whistler Olympic Park
    • Whistler Museum and Archives: Take a trip in Whistler’s past. The Whistler Museum and Archives portrays the life of Whistler and Alta Lake. Experience and explore the pioneering spirit of Whistler through artifacts, photographs and stories. Exhibits include the recent 2010 Winter Olympics, regional history, skiing and local flora and fauna. The Whistler Museum also offers Whistler sightseeing via Valley bus tours and historical slide presentations. Located: 4329 Main Street. Telephone: 604 932 2019
    • Audain Art Museum: Experience the art of British Columbia, from the traditional works of the province’s First Peoples through to its contemporary masters, in one of Canada’s most treasured wilderness destinations. From meeting the artists, to joining a yoga class – don’t miss out on all the great summer programs at the Audain. Located: 4350 Blackcomb Way
      Telephone: 604 962 0413




Visa Information

Whistler is located in Canada.  Visa requirements are different than for visiting the United States.  See Government of Canada .

Conference Location

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler,
4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

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Sponsors / Thanks to our sponsors for 2017

The WFA gratefully acknowledges the 2017 sponsors of receptions, lunches, coffee breaks, best paper awards, and Phd travel grants.

Thanks to:


Bloomberg L.P.

Cambridge University Press

Charles River Associates

Cornerstone Research

Cubist Systematic Strategies, LLC



Navigant Economics


Research Affiliates LLC

The USC Marshall School of Business

Wharton Research Data Services