Press Center—AERA 2023 Annual Meeting
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Registration and Housing
Members of the media can register to attend the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting, April 13-16 in Chicago or May 4-5 virtually, 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 2023 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
The 2023 Annual Meeting will be a dual-component conference, with place-based sessions in Chicago, IL, and other sessions offered on a virtual platform. The in-person component will be held April 13-16 in Chicago and May 4-5 on the virtual platform.

The 2023 Annual Meeting in Chicago will be held at multiple downtown hotels. The headquarter hotels are the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, Hyatt Regency Chicago, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel, Sheraton Grand Chicago, and Swissotel Chicago.

Placed-based Sessions and Virtual Sessions
Place-based sessions will be held in Chicago and other sessions on a virtual platform, based on presenters’ preferences.  Reporters who choose to attend in person also will be able to watch all virtual sessions live online or access the recordings later.

Vaccination Policy, Masking, and Tests
As part of the entry requirements for the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting, all attendees must have UP-TO-DATE VACCINATION and at least one booster to attend in person (if eligible). All place-based attendees will need to upload their vaccination card through SafeAccess. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged, but not required, in common areas. We expect attendees will be unmasked while eating or drinking. Mutual respect and health and safety remain priority goals. Prior to traveling to Chicago, we encourage attendees to self-test as a precaution.

See proof of vaccination requirements for those with and without U.S. vaccination cards here.

UPDATE: In a special session on Monday, March 6, 2023, the AERA Executive Board modified the AERA vaccination policy with respect to medical and religious exemptions. Learn more

2023 Annual Meeting Theme
The theme for 2023 is “Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth.”

Press Contacts

Press Badges and Press Room
The Press Room is Grand Suite 1 on the Ballroom Level in the East Tower of the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Reporters must pick up badges on site in the Sheraton at the Information Desk near Registration. A press room also will be available for reporters on the virtual platform.

Press Room Hours of Operation (All Times Central)

  • Thursday, April 13: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
  • Friday, April 14: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
  • Saturday, April 15: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
  • Sunday, April 16: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, May 4: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
  • Friday, May 5: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT

Social Media
The hashtag for the 2023 Annual Meeting is #AERA23. Please follow AERA on FacebookTwitter, 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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