Registration Information and Policies
Registration Information and Policies

2012 AERA Annual Meeting


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It is the policy of AERA that all persons in attendance at the 2012 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, including participants who plan to attend one or more sessions, are required to register. Registration is not transferable.

Registration allows the individual to attend all invited symposia and sessions, grants admission to the AERA Exhibit Hall, and provides the opportunity to purchase tickets to attend any of the AERA Professional Development extended courses and mini-courses, as well as tour tickets and events.

Please note for registration: In order to qualify for the AERA member rate, your membership must be current through 2012.

Registration and housing must be done simultaneously. Once you complete your registration, your registration summary will include a link to make an online hotel reservation. In addition, your AERA membership must be current through 2012 in order to receive the discounted AERA rate. The link can be accessed from the online registration summary screen or the email registration confirmation. In the online registration Summary screen, select the button “Hotel Reservations” that appears in the upper left side of the screen. In the email confirmation, select the link “Hotel Reservations” in the upper right side of the email. 


Registration Rates 

Take advantage of the Early Bird Rate and register by March 2, 2012. Rates increase after March 2.  Early bird registration provides several advantages -- a discount on registration fees, hotel accommodations at special guaranteed group rates, and no delay or inconvenience on site. 

Early Bird / Advance Registration Rates
On or Before March 2, 2012 / After March 2 and On-site

Member Type

Meeting Type




AERA Member

$165 / $205 $455 / $540 $290 / $335

AERA Student Member

$70 / $115 $180 / $240 $110 / $125

AERA and NCME Member

$165 / $205 $320 / $390 $155 / $185

AERA and NCME Student Member

 $70 / $115 $120 / $175 $50 / $60

NCME Member

$365 / $420  $520 / $605 $155 / $185

NCME Student Member

$135 / $185 $185 / $245 $50 / $60

Non Member

$365 / $420 $655 / $755 $290 / $335

Non Member Student

$135 / $185  $245 / $310 $110 /  $125

Non Member International

$165 / $205  $320 / $390 $155 / $185
Guest Meeting Choice  Must Match Primary Registrant $60 $95 / $105 $35 / $45

In addition to general registration AERA offers additional enrichment opportunities such as tours and off-site visits. Plan to attend one of the many exciting opportunities. 

AERA also offers a rich program of Professional Development and Training extended and mini-courses.

Registration Information and Policies 

Changes to your registration can be made online by logging in to your registration. For additional registration assistance, please contact Registration Support at or phone: (800)893-7950 or (484) 625-4356.


Badges must be worn to gain admission to all events, including sessions, tours, the Exhibit Hall, and the Career Center. Again this year, all attendees that pre-register will use express pass registration and pick their badge up on-site. AERA will not mail badges in advance. You will need to print your registration confirmation with bar code and bring it on-site to have your badge printed. In addition to the badge, the Annual Meeting Program, the Program Supplement, and a badge holder may also be picked on-site. Once on-site, there will be a $5 replacement fee for lost badges.

Guest Registration

Guest registration is designed for the spouse, partner, or family members of the registrant. Guests may visit the exhibits and attend the sessions in which the registrant is presenting. Guest registration is not applicable for professionals (including students) in the field of education research who will be attending sessions or presenting papers. Guest registration must be included as part of the registration of another individual. Only one guest is allowed per registrant. Guest badges will not include the guest’s institutional affiliation and “Guest” will be clearly noted on the badge.

Registration Payment

Registration fees may be charged to American Express, MasterCard, or VISA. Purchase orders are not accepted as payment. Make checks for registration payable to AERA Registration Bureau in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank. No registration or housing request will be processed without applicable payment.


Registration fees and/or Professional Development course fees will be refunded, less a $25 service charge, if a written request is received at the AERA Registration Bureau by March 2, 2012. Written requests can be e-mailed to or faxed to (866) 518-9751. There is a $5 service charge for tour participant cancellations; the remainder of the tour fee will be refunded if a written request is received at the AERA Registration Bureau by March 2, 2012. AERA regrets that refunds for registration, Professional Development courses, and tours will not be made after March 2, 2012. It is the policy of AERA that registration is not transferable. For questions, call 800-893-7950 or 484-625-4356 or email

On-Site Registration 

On-site registration will take place at the Vancouver Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, Exhibition Level.
Thursday, April 12, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 13 – Monday, April 16, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17, 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

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