Friday/Saturday | Sept. 15-16th, 2023

Join us as we commemorate the golden anniversary of the Ph.D. program at the University of Wyoming College of Business Economics Department. We invite faculty, alumni, students, and friends to celebrate our department's rich history, outstanding achievements, and exciting future.

Events Schedule

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3:15-4:30pm Min Gong Headshot Public Presentation by UW Econ Alum Min Gong, science lead for Amazon Seller Fee where she leads a team that provides scientific support for all fee related decisions ($100B+) via economic modeling, causal inference, machine learning, and decision science. Takes place in the Business building on the UW campus in Laramie.
4:30-5:30pm Reception immediately following Dr. Gong's talk in the UW Business Building
6:00-9:00pm Reception with full dinner provided and open bar at the Hilton Garden Inn, Grand Teton Ballroom. This dinner is for Econ faculty and alums and their significant others.
Time Event
8:30-9:00am Coffee and bakery treats, alums pick up conference and gift packets, Business Building.
9:00-Noon Economics Symposium, Business Building Room 123 Hear from our alums across the decades about economics in government, industry, and academia, with presentations by Mark Dickie, Jamison Pike, Stephan Kroll, Paul Turner, and Chris Kennedy
Noon-1:30pm Chuck Mason Headshot Luncheon with an address by Prof. Chuck Mason
Timeframe Approximate
Excursions- take your pick of the following guided excursions: (1) Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Laramie;
(2) Guided Tour of the UW Art Museum; or
(3) Guided Hike at Turtle Rock (an easy 2.8-mile loop at Vedauwoo).
5:00-7:00pm Meetup at The Library brewery for local beer with a commemorative label made just for our 50th anniversary
6:30-7:30pm Dinner on your own downtown (here's a list of downtown Laramie's amazing restaurants)
7:30-10:30pm The Collective Founding Decade Party at The Collective in downtown Laramie- music, dancing, beer, wine, snacks, photos, and other fun stuff.
Please note: This event serves beer and wine, and is a 21 and over event.
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10:00-11:00am Buckhorn Bar Breakfast at the Buck, because you can't come back to Laramie without stopping at the old Buckhorn Bar & Parlor! We're bringing donuts!
Check-out, Depart


A block of rooms is reserved until Sept. 1 for attendees at the Hilton Garden Inn, after which any remaining rooms are released for the general public to reserve.

Hilton Garden Inn 2229 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070 (307) 745-5500  Visit Website
Photo of the Hilton garden Inn
Other area hotels include:
Holiday Inn Holiday Inn 204 N 30th St, Laramie, WY 82070 (307) 721-9000 | Website
Fairfield Inn Fairfield Inn 1673 Centennial Dr, Laramie, WY 82070 (307) 460-2100 | Website

Alums, We want to hear from you!

Do you have a cherished photo or unforgettable memory from your time at the University of Wyoming College of Business Economics Department that you'd like to share with us? We'd love to see and hear about your experiences and feature them as we celebrate our department's rich history!

If you have any questions or require additional information about the 50th Anniversary Celebration event, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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