Press Center—AERA 2024 Annual Meeting
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Registration and Housing
Members of the media can register to attend the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting, April 11-14 in Philadelphia by filling out this form. Registration is complimentary for credentialed journalists. 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 2024 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 2024 Annual Meeting will be held April 11-14 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The headquarter hotels are the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Le Meridien Philadelphia, Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, and The Notary Hotel.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, Masking, and Tests
As part of the entry requirements for the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting, all attendees must have UP-TO-DATE COVID-19 VACCINATION and at least one booster to attend in person (if eligible). All attendees will need to upload their vaccination card through SafeAccess. Mask wearing is not required. 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 COVID-19 vaccination requirements for those with and without U.S. vaccination cards here.

2024 Annual Meeting Theme
The theme for 2024 is “Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action."

Press Contacts

Press Badges and Press Room
The Press Room is in Room 307AB in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Reporters must pick up badges on site at the Information Desk near Registration.

Press Room Hours of Operation (All Times Eastern)

  • Thursday, April 11: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Friday, April 12: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, April 13: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, April 14: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Social Media
The hashtag for the 2024 Annual Meeting is #AERA24. 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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