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Key Sessions and Speakers

The AERA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting provides unparalleled opportunities to examine timely and pressing topics and to engage with leading scholars, policy experts, and community leaders. Among the many “can’t miss” sessions are:

  • President Shaun Harper’s Presidential Address titled “We Share Responsibility,” which will inspire researchers to accept individual and collective responsibility for complex educational and social problems
  • An interactive town hall moderated by AERA President Shaun Harper and Executive Director Felice Levine on eradicating workplace sexual harassment
  • A session on anti-Asian violence featuring a distinguished panel of political leaders, community advocates, and education researchers
  • The AERA Distinguished Lectures, the Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lectures, and the AERA Awards Lectures given by preeminent scholars in education research that promise to be intellectually engaging, thought-provoking, and stimulating
  • Sessions on the impact of COVID-19 on the research community and enterprise as well as on a new OECD PSA report looking at how a “growth mindset” is linked to student performance

Explore the links below to browse AERA’s compelling line-up of major sessions and speakers.

Major Lectures and Speakers

AERA Awards Lectures 

Presidential Sessions

Research Science and Policy Forum Sessions

Public Good: Power and Possibilities Sessions