Important Notice About Virtual Component of 2024 Annual Meeting
Important Notice About Virtual Component of 2024 Annual Meeting

AERA Members and Friends,

We write to inform you that the AERA Executive Board has decided to cancel the virtual component of the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting scheduled for April 25-26. Despite the enthusiasm of participants and attendees for the 2023 virtual component, the number of virtual submissions was very low for 2024 (although the overall number of place-based submissions for 2024 has exceeded 2023).  

For the virtual component of the meeting, most units received very few paper submissions. For most, it would be insufficient to create paper or roundtable sessions. Overall, there were also only a small number of session submissions. The Board concluded that a virtual meeting is not viable this year as a meaningful experience for accepted presenters or attendees.  

Those individuals who submitted a paper or session for the virtual component still have an opportunity for their work to be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, to be an acknowledged part of the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting.

AERA has reached out to virtual component submitters giving them the opportunity to decide, if they are accepted, how they wish their work to be considered. Submitting paper authors and submitting session organizers to the virtual meeting need to complete a form no later than September 8, 2023 informing us of their decision.

AERA continues to be committed to inclusivity in its meetings and to creating and holding events that are of the highest quality for presenters and attendees. We look forward to hosting a highly engaging and rewarding 2024 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Questions about the meeting should be sent to

Tips for 2024 Annual Meeting virtual component submitters are also available on the AERA website.


Felice J. Levine, PhD
Executive Director