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Annual International Conference on Real Options: Theory Meets Practice

The 22nd Annual International Real Options Conference
will be held
June 20-23, 2018
Düsseldorf, Germany

Organized by

Real Options Group

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Manageement

In cooperation with
King's College London,
Northwestern University
University of California, Los Angeles

Keynote speakers

Arnd Huchzermeier – WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

The Paper Submission system is here.

Submission Deadline February 2, 2018

You can also use the paper submission system to upload a revised paper or change submission details.


Submission of a paper is with the understanding that one of the (co)authors will present at the conference as well as serve as a discussant. Each academic paper will be discussed by an assigned discussant.

Early Registration Deadline: April 18, 2018

Registration Fees: €470 by April 18; €565 thereafter. No fees can be waived for presenters.

Notification and Inquiries

Paper acceptance and a detailed program description will be communicated later to all those registered by April 18. Please address all registration and other conference-related inquiries to conference.registration@realoptions.org

For local inquiries and logistics, please contact Kerstin.Wickel@whu.edu

Related Back-to-Back Practitioner Conference

Academics (only) attending this conference are entitled to receive a 50% discount on the accompanying back-to-back practitioner conference on Real Options Valuation in the European Economy (June 20-21, 2018) in the same location. Practitioners, company executives or consultants interested to share their application experiences as speakers or panelists at the practitioner conference should contact the organizers via the conference website or email a proposal to Lenos Trigeorgis at lenos@ucy.ac.cy

Printable Version of the Conference Announcement


In Memoriam: John Kensinger 1947-2017

John passed away on July 26, 2017, shortly after we were able to see him at the Real Options Conference in Boston. He will be missed at our conferences and in our community. We have a biography and a video of John. An obituary is online.

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