The 63rd NABE Annual Meeting will take place in person September 26-28, 2021, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, near Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA. Virtual registration options will also be available. Reserve your seat before the early-bird deadline and save $150!

Arranged around the theme of "Shocks, Shifts, and the Emerging Economic Landscape," the conference will address the immediate global health crisis and related labor market and supply chain disruptions, as well as enduring challenges including climate change, growing fiscal imbalances, and reduced international cooperation. 


     Brainard     Evans      Varian       Yellen    

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President and CEO Charles Evans, Google Chief Economist Hal Varian, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, will keynote the event.



Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (former Fed Chair) spoke at the 2017 NABE Annual Meeting in Cleveland, OH


Sessions include:

  • Persistent Labor Market Effects of the Pandemic  
  • Outlook for Inflation: Transitory or Troubling?
  • Multispeed Global Response to COVID: Economic and Health Update
  • Why are Corporate Spreads so Low?
  • Business Perspectives on Income Inequality
  • Multinational Supply Chains Amid Pandemic Uncertainty

...and many more!


Format / Guidelines

After careful consideration and a survey of the membership, the NABE Board of Directors elected to hold the 63rd Annual Meeting in person in the Washington, DC area this fall, with a virtual registration option for NABE Members.

NABE is working closely with Marriott to ensure that the conference will be held in accordance with all federal, state, and local heath guidelines. NABE highly recommends that all in-person attendees be vaccinated or wear a mask. We will continue to monitor health developments and regulations leading up to the conference, and so the requirements for attendees may change based on new developments.






Interested in becoming a sponsor or advertiser at the 2021 NABE Annual Meeting?  Download the sponsorship packet for more information.

Individuals who have earned the Certified Business Economist┬« (CBE) Certification are required to earn 30 continuing education credit hours every two years. The NABE Annual Meeting qualifies for 15 continuing education credit hours. Please track your hours separately to be reported to NABE at the time of your renewal. CBEs are encouraged to track their  credit hours on the CBE Continuing Education Form, which can be downloaded from

Members of other certification programs can apply for continuing education credit for this event with an earned certificate of attendance, which can be made available upon request.

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NABE Member: $625

US Government Employee: $675

Non-Member (includes one year of membership dues): $775

NABE Student Member**: $50

Student Non-Member (includes one year of membership dues)**: $80

Early-Bird deadline: September 1, 2021

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Scholarships Available

The NABE Foundation is offering full scholarships to young professionals to attend the NABE Annual Meeting.

Scholarship deadline: August 25, 2021

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University Partners 





Is your university interested in partnering with NABE on the CBE program?  There are many benefits to partnering with NABE to incorporate the CBE curriculum into university programs. More information