2018 Annual Meeting Press Information
Meeting Overview, Policies, and Registration Details for Journalists

About the Annual Meeting

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas -- from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow's education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world. 

The 2018 Annual Meeting, with an expected attendance of more than 17,000, will feature over 2,800 sessions.

2018 Annual Meeting Theme

The 2018 Annual Meeting theme is "The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education." Read more


Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018
New York City, NY

Annual Meeting sessions will be held Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in in nine (9) co-Headquarter Hotels: Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, Le Parker Meridien, Park Central New York Hotel, Millennium Broadway, New York Hilton Midtown, New York Marriott Marquis, Sheraton New York Times Square, Warwick New York Hotel, Westin at Times Square..

Media Registration and Housing

Please complete this Press Registration Form.

Once registration is confirmed, AERA will send a confirmation email. That message will include a web link and access code for reporters who want to reserve housing in AERA’s press room block. For additional assistance with housing, please contact housing customer service at (800) 262-9974 or by email at aera@connectionshousing.com, and indicate that you are a member of the press.

If you do not receive a confirmation email within two business days, please contact AERA Communications Associate Jonathan Fera at jfera@aera.net or (202) 238-3233.

Not Sure Which Sessions to Attend? 

AERA is happy to provide recommendations on Annual Meeting sessions and point you to research papers, based on your interests. Please contact AERA Communications Director Tony Pals (tpals@aera.net, office: (202) 238-3235), or AERA Communications Associate Jonathan Fera (jfera@aera.net, office: (202) 238-3233). 

Embargo Policy

Contents of research papers being presented at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. ET on the date the paper is scheduled to be delivered. Please note that this is a new embargo policy for the AERA Annual Meeting.

Social Media

Social Media: The hashtag for the 2018 Annual Meeting is #AERA18. Please follow AERA on Facebook and Twitter

Press Badges and Press Room

Badges must be picked up on site in the press room. The Press Room will be announced soon!

Press Room Hours 

Friday, April13

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday, April 14

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday, April 15

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Monday, April 16

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, April 17

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Press Contacts

· AERA Communications Director Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net, office: (202) 238-3235

· AERA Communications Associate Jonathan Fera, jfera@aera.net, office: (202) 238-3233

About AERA

AERA is the largest national professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

AERA Reporters’ Resource (PDF)

Media Contacts

Tony Pals, director of communications, (202) 238-3235

Jonathan Fera, communications associate, (202) 238-3233

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