Press Registration and 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 2017 Annual Meeting, with an expected attendance of more than 15,000, will feature over 2,500 sessions.

2017 Annual Meeting Theme

The 2017 Annual Meeting theme is "Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity." Read more


Thursday, April 27 – Monday, May 1, 2017
San Antonio, TX

Annual Meeting sessions will be held Thursday, April 27 – Monday, May 1 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and two headquarter hotels.

Media Registration

Please complete this Press Registration Form. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact AERA Communications Director Tony Pals (, office: (202) 238-3235), or AERA Communications Associate Victoria Oms (, office: (202) 238-3233).


Make your hotel reservation online. A room block has been reserved for the press and can be accessed through this customized press housing link only. 

For assistance with housing, please contact housing customer service at (800) 262-9974 or by email at, and indicate that you are a member of the press.  

Browse Schedule of Events and Research Paper Abstracts

  • Browse Major Addresses and Lectures, Award Lecture Speakers, and Selected Presidential Sessions here.
  • Links to abstracts for research papers are available in the online program. By accessing the schedule, you acknowledge that the contents of the abstracts are subject to AERA’s embargo policy (see below).
  • Browse or search the complete online program, by clicking here or by following these steps:
    1. Log into AERA
    2. Click 'My AERA'
    3. Scroll down to 2017 Annual Meeting, and click on 'Online Program Portal'
    4. From your Submitter Menu, click 'View the Online Program'
  • The online program can be searched by:
    • Individual presenter/participant’s name or affiliation
    • Session title/topic
    • Paper title/topic

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 (, office: (202) 238-3235), or AERA Communications Associate Victoria Oms (, office: (202) 238-3233). 

Embargo Policy

Contents of research papers being presented at the 2017 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 2017 Annual Meeting is #AERA17. 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 located in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 224.

Press Room Hours 

Thursday, April 27   11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday, April 28   8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 29  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, April 30  8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday, May 1   8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Press Contacts

  • AERA Communications Director Tony Pals,, office: (202) 238-3235
  • AERA Communications Associate Victoria Oms,, 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

Victoria Oms, communications associate, (202) 238-3233

Media Registration

Please complete this Press Registration Form.

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