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Registration and Housing

Members of the media can register to attend the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting, April 21-26, by filling out this form. Press registration is also available to communications professionals at education institutions and organizations who help disseminate news about education research. 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. 

Press Policy

Please review the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting Press Policy.

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.

When and Where

Thursday, April 21–Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The 2022 Annual Meeting will be a dual-component conference, with place-based sessions in San Diego, CA, and other sessions offered on a virtual platform

Placed-based Sessions and Virtual Sessions

Place-based sessions will be held in San Diego and other sessions on a virtual platform, based on presenters’ preferences.  As of January, we anticipate that 80 percent of sessions will be conducted in person. The rest of the sessions will be available virtually. Reporters who choose to attend in person also will be able to watch all virtual sessions live online or access the recordings later. The percentages of sessions conducted in person and virtually are subject to change before the 2022 Annual Meeting.

Vaccine and Mask Policy

Proof of vaccination and masking are required to attend the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting in San Diego. All attendees must be FULLY VACCINATED to attend in person. The masking requirement will remain in place unless guidance from public health authorities leading up to the Annual Meeting recommends that the AERA Council revisit this policy. See proof of vaccination requirements for those with and without U.S. vaccination cards here. Once AERA has confirmed press registration for a reporter with a U.S. vaccination card, we will send the reporter a registration ID # so they can complete the CLEAR process.

2022 Annual Meeting Theme

The 2022 Annual Meeting theme is "Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century."

Press Contacts

Press Badges and Press Room:
The Press Room will be in room 16A on the mezzanine level of the San Diego Convention Center. Reporters must pick up badges on site in the press room. 

Press Room Hours of Operation:

Thursday, April 21:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
Friday, April 22:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
Saturday, April 23: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
Sunday, April 24:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
Monday, April 25:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
Tuesday, April 26:   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

Social Media

The hashtag for the 2022 Annual Meeting is #AERA22. Please follow AERA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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.

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