Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting
AERA to Hold 2021 Annual Meeting Virtually


On July 30, AERA announced it is shifting from holding a place-based 2021 Annual Meeting to delivering the meeting completely virtually. Read the announcement from AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine and AERA President Shaun Harper. 

The 2021 Annual Meeting will take place April 9-12. 
Registration will open in December 2020. 

Town Hall Meetings to Discuss Virtual Annual Meeting 

Felice Levine and Shaun Harper hosted two virtual Town Hall Meetings on August 25 and August 28, 2020, to talk to the education research community about early plans for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and to gather feedback and answer questions from AERA members and other meeting attendees. 

Watch the two video recordings to learn more about the unfolding and planning of the 2021 virtual meeting, including topics such as synchronous and asynchronous sessions; interactive paper presentations; professional development, networking, and mentoring opportunities; informal gatherings and receptions; and exhibitor opportunities, among others. 

2020 AERA Annual Meeting


AERA has cancelled its Annual Meeting in response to rapidly growing concerns over the coronavirus crisis. The association first announced the cancellation of its place-based Annual Meeting in San Francisco on March 6. Two weeks later, on March 23, the association announced the cancellation of the AERA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. Visit AERA Annual Meeting website here.

Annual Meeting Site Selection Process

Site selection for the AERA Annual Meeting, which gathers more than 15,000 attendees each year, is undertaken with thorough consideration of multiple factors, including, but not limited to, geographic and cultural diversity, costs for attendees, available meeting space, and social justice record. Read more

2021 Annual Meeting Theme: Accepting Educational Responsibility


The theme of the 2021 Annual Meeting is “Accepting Educational Responsibility.” The meeting will be held virtually, April 9-12. The call for submissions was released May 15; submissions are now closed. 

How to Peer Review AERA Annual Meeting Submissions

View sample paper here

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