CSRSA 2018 Annual Conference

2018 Conference Delegate Rates

Conference rates remain unchanged from 2016 and conference fees are due prior to the event. Click here to see the 2018 conference agenda.

Delegate registration fees are

  • Member Rate for registrations received from May 1 onwards: $ 949.00
  • Non-member Rate: $ 1049.00
  • Spousal/Guest Fees: $ 350.00 (includes conference meals and evening entertainment only. Conference sessions are not included.)
  • Hotel Room - 2 Bedroom Deluxe Suite (city view) - Saturday rate is $249.00, Sunday/Monday rate is $179.00


Amy Crews Cutts, PhD, CBE

Economic Update, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Equifax

Amy Crews Cutts joined Equifax as Chief Economist in March, 2011. A recognized industry expert, Cutts brings to her role over 25 years of economic analysis and policy development experience. As Equifax Chief Economist, she is responsible for analytics and research relating to the consumer wallet – assets, income, credit, and spending along with macroeconomic factors affecting the consumer. She is also responsible for macroeconomic forecasting and the economic analysis of employment and wage trends, home equity and real property, and small business credit trends. Often quoted in national print and broadcast media, Cutts has also published numerous studies in academic journals and books on such topics as the economics of subprime lending, the impact of technology on foreclosure prevention, and drivers of strategic mortgage default. In 2015 she won the Pulsenomics® Crystal Ball Award for Outstanding Performance in The Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey for her forecast accuracy and is a participant in the Wall Street Journal’s Monthly Survey of Leading Economists. Prior to joining Equifax, Cutts served for eight years as the as the Deputy Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, where she was responsible for primary and secondary mortgage market analysis and research, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, and was involved in the analysis of affordable lending activities, fair-housing policy, foreclosure prevention, credit scoring, and other policy issues affecting housing and mortgage markets. Prior to joining Freddie Mac in 1997, Cutts was Assistant Professor of Economics and Senior Researcher in the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where she did research on housing policy, income distribution and poverty. Cutts has also taught in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, the Institute for Policy Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Virginia. Cutts sits on the policy advisory board of The Reinvestment Fund, Philadelphia, PA and the National Business Economics Issues Council. She has served on the board of directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and is a past chair and founding member of the AREUEA Women in Real Estate Network. From 2011-2013 she was a member of the editorial advisory board for DS News. She is also on the board of directors of the International Conservatory of Music, Washington, DC, and since 2006 she has served as the Executive Director for the ICM’s Beatty Music Scholarship Competition for Classical Guitar. Cutts holds a Master’s and PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. In 2015 she became a Certified Business EconomistTM, a distinction of professional achievement from the National Association for Business Economics. Linkedin.com/in/amycrewscutts

Brendan LaCerda, Moody’s Analytics

NAFTA Renegotiations: Prospects and Risks

Renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement have dragged on since August, reflecting the parties' difficulty in reaching consensus. Fears that the NAFTA partners will fail to achieve a new agreement are heightened. The U.S. is increasingly adopting a protectionist stance as it levies tariffs on steel, aluminum and assorted Chinese products. Our analysis finds that dissolving the pact would result in significant near-term economic costs and risk diminishing North America's long-term economic growth prospects. Moody's Analytics utilized a newly developed global economic model with cross-country trade and financial linkages to quantify the economic impact of a new NAFTA and the potential economic fallout if the negotiations and NAFTA fail.

Andrew Coyne

Andrew Coyne delivers insightful, provocative commentary on political and economic issues to Canadians across the country. The former national editor of Maclean's, and currently a nationally syndicated columnist with Postmedia, Coyne's topical and timely presentations are sure to ignite debate and discussion with every audience.