AERA 2013 Annual Meeting – Media Room
AERA 2013 Annual Meeting – Media Room
Meeting Overview, Policies, and Registration Details for Journalists


U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the field’s leading scholars will meet with more than 14,000 education researchers at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association to examine the major issues and challenges facing students, educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders. This year’s annual meeting theme is Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis.

In an hour-long session titled Choosing the Right Battles: Remarks and a Conversation, Duncan will give a major talk on K-12 student assessment and then take audience questions. (Duncan is speaking 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. PDT, Tuesday, April 30. Questions are limited to AERA members.)

In addition, prominent scholars and other national voices will discuss the latest research on, and emerging trends in:

  • Student assessment
  • Equity in higher education
  • Immigrant education
  • The role of education schools/colleges in education reform
  • For-profit education and low-income students
  • School safety and bullying
  • Early education
  • Technology and learning
  • Affirmative action
  • The role of social media in reducing poverty
  • And other key issues


Saturday, April 27 – Wednesday, May 1, 2013


San Francisco, Calif.

Selected Key Annual Sessions

For an overview of highlighted annual meeting sessions, click here.
To see sessions that will be livestreamed, click here.

Full Schedule and Links to Abstracts

To browse the complete annual meeting schedule, and to review abstracts for research papers that will be delivered at the meeting, click here. Download and print the program using our Digital Program Book. By accessing the schedule, you acknowledge that the contents of the abstracts are subject to AERA’s embargo policy (see below).

Embargo Policy

Contents of research papers being presented at the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting are embargoed until date and time of presentation, unless otherwise specified.

Media Registration

To register, please complete the Press Registration form. A link to hotel booking information is provided on the form.

Press Contact

You may contact AERA Communications Director Tony Pals at, (202) 238-3235 (direct office), or (202) 288-9333 (cell).

Press Room

The annual meeting press room will be located in the Franciscan A room at the Hilton Union Square.

Press Room Hours

Saturday, April 27   11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, April 28  8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Monday, April 29  8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, April 30   8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 1   8:00 am – noon
Media Contacts

Tony Pals, Director of Communications, (202) 238-3235
Marla Koenigsknecht, Communications Associate, (202) 238-3233