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Preeminent Scholar Edmund Gordon Named AERA Honorary President
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Edmund W. Gordon, a distinguished education researcher renowned for his pioneering scholarship on the gaps in education opportunities and supports for children of color and low-income students, was named AERA honorary president. Read more

 
 
AERA Comment on the Shooting in Tennessee High School
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“As more information and details are being gathered regarding the shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Tennessee, we offer our condolences to the loved ones of the victims and stand with the communities who have been affected by this heartbreaking event. As gun violence continues to plague American society, we strongly encourage our nation’s leaders to take action to prevent more senseless deaths and additional emotional and physical pain.”—AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine

 
 
AERA Statement in Support of Transgender and Non-Binary Persons
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"On the eve of our first-ever virtual conference, we call for AERA members and all others who work in education to accept responsibility for transphobic attitudes, cultures, practices, and policies that threaten and inflict harm on transgender and non-binary students and educators."—AERA President Shaun R. Harper and Executive Director Felice J. Levine. Read more

 
 
Annual Meeting Presidential Address and Distinguished Lectures
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AERA President Shaun Harper’s presidential address, AERA Distinguished lectures, and AERA Wallace lectures promise to be intellectually engaging, thought-provoking, and stimulating. Read more

 
 
Annual Meeting Awards Lectures
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A total of seven awards lectures will be delivered by 2020 and 2019 AERA award recipients at the 2021 Annual Meeting. Among them are three 2019 awards lectures that would have taken place at the 2020 Annual Meeting, which was canceled due to COVID-19. In addition, a lecture will be given by the recipient of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) 2021 Early Career Impact Award. Read more

 
 
Ensuring an Inclusive and Welcoming Virtual Environment
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AERA is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and productive environment for all AERA Virtual Meetings and Events. View AERA Policy Guidance on Inclusive and Welcoming Virtual Meeting Environments [PDF]Ethics Code [PDF], and  How to Report an Incident or Concern [PDF].

 
 
Annual Meeting Ombuds Program
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The AERA Ombuds is a resource that is available to attendees during the 2021 Annual Meeting. The ombuds is a neutralconfidential, informal, and independent resource who will be available to hear meeting attendees’ concerns and can assist them by identifying options and resources to resolve conflicts or issues. Read more

 
 
AERA 2021 Annual Meeting Professional Development Courses
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AERA is pleased to offer four virtual professional development courses at a modest fee immediately following the 2021 Annual Meeting on April 13–16. All courses run from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. Learn more

 
 
AERA Council Votes to Keep Association Meetings Out of States that Pass Anti-Trans Laws
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On April 8, AERA determined that it will hold no conferences or public events in states or any other locations enacting anti-trans laws until such time as the laws are rescinded or AERA otherwise revisits the issue. Read more

 
 
Rich Milner Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
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H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, has been voted president-elect of AERA. Read more

 
 
Annual Meeting Presidential Sessions
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This year's AERA Presidential Sessions provide a sense of the rich and compelling content designed to engage Annual Meeting attendees. Ten of these sessions are part of a special “Cinematic Intersections Series,” intersecting with the award winning film “Get Out” and the ground-breaking HBO series “Lovecraft Country.” Read more

 
 
Annual Meeting Public Good: Power and Possibilities Sessions
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This series is developed by AERA 2019-2020 President Vanessa Siddle Walker and the 2020 annual meeting co-chairs Sheryl Jones Croft and Michelle A. Purdy. They have transformed what would have been the 2020 presidential sessions into a special “Power and Possibilities” series for the 2021 Annual Meeting. The series includes 26 of the original presidential sessions and a special opening session that will launch the series and frame its focus. Read more

 
 
Annual Meeting Disability Accessibility
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AERA is committed to inclusion and values the contributions that attendees with disabilities bring to our research community. While it is the responsibility of AERA leadership to bring access to the conference, the entire AERA community must also work together to create an inclusive environment. Read our Disability Access Statement [PDF]Guidance for Presenters and Chairs [PDF], and Guidance for Attendees [PDF].

 
 
Annual Meeting Virtual Platform Info, Training Videos, and Facts at a Glance
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Click here to view newly posted virtual platform instructions and information for attendees and presenters Additional annual meeting facts at a glance and orientation and training videos are also posted on the AERA website.

 
 
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