2012 Meeting Services
2012 Meeting Services

Meeting Services

• Affiliated Group Space Request
• Journal Talks Request
• Career Center
• Graduate Student Resource Center
• Child Care
• International Scholars
• Internet Access  


Affiliated Group Space Request

AERA welcomes the opportunity to work with individuals and groups that would like to host a function during the 2012 AERA Annual Meeting. To request function space at one of the AERA meeting venues, please complete an affiliated group space request.

AERA Journal Talks
AERA Journal Talks are informal sessions designed to facilitate journal editors' communication on a one-to-one basis with reviewers, authors, and potential authors. Each journal is included in one Journal Talks session, and journals participating in a session are assigned a numbered table. This information is printed in the final conference program. There are no restrictions placed on the number of journal representatives that may occupy an assigned table.

If you wish to participate in the 2012 AERA Journal Talks, please enter your Journal Talks request online by October 15, 2011 for best availability as space is limited. This service is first-come, first-served, and entering a request does not guarantee acceptance, though AERA will do everything possible to accommodate all requests.

For questions or further information, please contact the Publications Department atpubs@aera.net or at 202.238.3236. Registrations are not accepted via phone or email.

Career Center
The AERA Annual Meeting Career Center will be held in conjunction with the AERA Annual Meeting, Saturday, April 14 from 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday April 15th from 9:00am – 4:00pm, and Monday, April 16 from 8:00 am – 4:00pm. The Career Center will be located at the Vancouver Convention Center, West Room 301, Third Level. This event marks the prime opportunity to meet with prospective employers or job candidates of the highest caliber. Register now for the AERA Career Center.

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Graduate Student Resource Center
The Graduate Student Resource Center will be open Friday from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Vancouver Convention Center, West Room 211, Second Level. All graduate students are welcome to visit throughout the meeting.

Child Care
Services for child care will be provided by KiddieCorp for children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, at the Marriott Pinnacle, Point Grey, Kitsilano, Caulfield, and Hollyburn Rooms, Third Level. The Child Care Center’s experienced staff will include an on-site supervisor. KiddieCorp is licensed, bonded, and insured. Nutritious snacks and beverages along with age-appropriate toys, games, movies, and cartoons will be provided. Ratios of staff to children are 1 to 2 for infants, 1 to 3 for toddlers, and 1 to 5 for school-age children. The fee for this service is $11 per hour per child.

The Child Care Center will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on the first day of the Annual Meeting (Friday, April 13), and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on subsequent days except for the last day (Tuesday, April 17), when it will close at 3:45 p.m. To ensure that the center is properly staffed and to facilitate planning of games and other activities for the children, advance registration is required. On-site registration may be possible, at a slightly higher cost, if space is available. The deadline for advance child-care registration is March 17, 2012. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Register a child for child care services or contact KiddeCorp for more information at phone: 858-455-1718 or email: info@kiddiecorp.com.

International Scholars
In keeping with AERA's longstanding tradition of an international focus and collaboration with aligned organizations worldwide, the Association welcomes international attendees to the 2012 Annual Meeting. If you require a letter of invitation to travel to the Annual Meeting, please e-mail your request to annualmtg@aera.net.

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Internet Access at Convention Center and Session Hotels

Free WiFi will be available at the Vancouver Convention Center. At the hotels where sessions are being held, wireless internet access is available to attendees in the lobby of the hotels as listed below.  Please see below for access information at each hotel, as some hotels have complimentary internet access and some charge a fee.  Internet is available in the meeting rooms at hotels only if specified below.

Vancouver Convention Center – Free WiFi everywhere.

Fairmont Waterfront – Hotel guests and non-hotel guests can purchase wireless for $14.95 for 24 hours for access throughout the hotel including the meeting rooms.

Marriott Pinnacle – Free wireless in lobby for hotel guests only. Non-hotel guests can purchase wireless, accessible in the lobby only, for $15.95 for a 24-hour period.

Pan Pacific – Hotel guests and non-hotel guests can purchase wireless for $14.95 for 24 hours for access in the lobby only.

Sheraton Wall Centre – Free wireless in lobby for hotel guests and non-hotel guests.

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