#AERA Insider | May 5—AERA 2023 Annual Meeting
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#AERA23 Insider | May 5

Welcome to the last day of the virtual component of the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting! #AERA23 Insider will provide tips on key sessions and events, as well as other Annual Meeting resources and highlights you won’t want to miss.

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Questions? Contact the AERA Meetings team at annualmtg@aera.net or check out the FAQ on the Annual Meeting platform.

Today's Highlights


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AERA Distinguished Lecture—Arnetha Ball
1:15 – 2:15 pm CT

Arnetha F. Ball (Stanford University) will deliver the lecture “Conducting Consequential Research in Challenging Times: Generative Change for Educational Equity.” In her talk, she will highlight some of the most pressing challenges facing education today, many of which have been exacerbated by inequitable access to and applications of technology which leads to inequitable learning opportunities and outcomes.

Closing Plenary—AERA President Tyrone C. Howard's Vision for the 2024 Annual Meeting Theme
6:00 – 6:45 pm CT

AERA President Tyrone Howard (University of California - Los Angeles) will discuss his vision for the 2024 Annual Meeting, “Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action.”

Hip-Hop at 50 Years!
1:15 – 2:15 pm CT

Moderator: Lauren Leigh Kelly (Rutgers University); Presenters: Jason D. Rawls (Ohio University), Toby S. Jenkins (University of South Carolina), Christopher Emdin (University of Southern California), Emery Marc Petchauer (Michigan State University), Joquetta Johnson (Baltimore County Public Schools), Tony Keith (Ed Emcee Academy), Jonathan Tunstall (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop culture. From the very beginning, hip-hop has been tied to the field of education. It is said that hip-hop was born at the Back-to-School Jam held on August 11, 1973, by DJ Kool Herc and his sister, Cindy Campbell, in the basement of their apartment building in the Bronx, N.Y. to raise money for their school clothes and supplies. These parties made popular the DJing, emceeing, and dancing techniques that frame hip-hop culture. Now, for over five decades, hip-hop culture has permeated all corners of the globe and all aspects of our society touching business, entertainment, media, advertising, sports, and education. This session will be a cross generational conversation between the founding scholars of the Hip Hop Theories, Praxis, & Pedagogies Special Interest Group and leading hip-hop education scholars to reflect on the culture’s impact on the field of education and the future of hip-hop educational research.

Building Upon a Culturally Responsive Science of Learning and Development to Promote Robust Equity
2:30 – 4:00 pm CT

Chair: Vivian L. Gadsden (University of Pennsylvania); Moderator: David M. Osher (American Institutes for Research); Panelists: Carol D. Lee (Northwestern University), Hirokazu Yoshikawa (New York University), Barbara Rogoff (University of California - Santa Cruz), Kris D. Gutiérrez (University of California - Berkeley), Ezekiel J. Dixon-Roman (Teachers College, Columbia University), Liesel Ebersohn (University of Pretoria)


Announcements and Resources


Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall

Don’t forget to visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall on the online platform and mobile app. Click on “Sponsors and Exhibitors” to browse virtual booths and learn about the expertise, services, and products of our featured exhibitors.

Ombuds Access Ongoing Through the Virtual Meeting and Beyond

During the virtual component, AERA’s two-person ombuds team—Shannon Lynn Burton, Ph.D., university ombudsperson at Michigan State University, and Carol Mershon, Ph.D., professor of politics at University of Virginia—will be available for video or phone appointments, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, May 4–May 5. The AERA Ombuds is available to Annual Meeting participants from April 13 through June 2. To schedule an appointment with the ombuds, email aeraombuds@gmail.com or call (202) 505-3356.

Visit the i-Presentation Gallery​

Posters accepted for poster presentation will be available throughout the virtual meeting in the AERA i-Presentation Gallery. Virtual meeting participants will be able to contact virtual poster authors and set up times to audio or video chat through the Gallery to discuss their papers or their mutual interests in a research arena. Virtual attendees can also reach out through the Gallery to authors of papers presented in poster sessions in Chicago.

Tips for Searching the Online Platform

To enhance your experience when searching the AERA program agenda on the virtual platform and mobile app, please use these tips.

Training Session Recordings Available for Virtual Platform​

Those who would like a refresher can watch the May 2 trainings for participants and attendees, as well as a short instructional video about the virtual platform.

Check Out On-Demand Videos from Chicago​

Recordings from major and featured sessions are available on the virtual platform under “On-Demand Sessions.” Video recordings of live virtual sessions will also be available on demand within 24 hours after the conclusion of the virtual component and viewable afterward


Thanks for Attending!

2023 Annual Meeting Sponsors

AERA would like to extend a special thank you to our 2023 sponsors: