2014 Media Room
2014 Media Room
Meeting Overview, Policies, and Registration Details for Journalists


The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association – the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research – is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas – from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow’s education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the United States and around the world. The theme of this year’s meeting is “The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy.”

The program includes more than 2,000 sessions – including major addresses, panel discussions, and research paper presentations – on the biggest issues and trends in education research, including:

  • Education reform
  • College access and success
  • Teacher and principal evaluation
  • Impact of housing and neighborhoods on education outcomes
  • Common Core State Standards
  • College mismatch
  • Urban education
  • Universal preschool
  • The role of foundations in education research
  • And much more
Speakers and session participants range from University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan and former Pennsylvania Governor and Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell, to Carnegie Foundation President Anthony Bryk and leading education scholars such as Angela Duckworth, Linda Darling-Hammond, William Schmidt, and Sean Reardon, among many others.  


Thursday, April 3 – Monday, April 7, 2014
Philadelphia, PA
Additional Info

Schedule of Events

  • Scroll through Highlighted Sessions here.
  • Browse or search the complete online program here. The online program can be searched by:
    o   Individual presenter/participant’s name or affiliation
    o   Session title/topic
    o   Paper title/topic

Links to Research Paper Abstracts

Links to abstracts for research papers are available in the online program. By accessing the schedule, you acknowledge that the contents of the abstracts are subject to AERA’s embargo policy (see below).

Not Sure Which Sessions to Attend? 

AERA is happy to provide recommendations on Annual Meeting sessions and point you to research papers, based on your interests. Please contact AERA Communications Director Tony Pals (tpals@aera.net, office: (202) 238-3235 , cell: (202) 288-9333), or AERA Communications Associate Bridget Jameson (bjameson@aera.net, office: (202) 238-3233, cell: (651) 428-9443). 

Embargo Policy

Contents of research papers being presented at the 2014 AERA Annual Meeting are embargoed until date and time of presentation, unless otherwise specified.

Media Registration

Please complete this Press Registration Form. If you do not hear from us within two business days, please contact AERA Communications Director Tony Pals (tpals@aera.net, office: (202) 238-3235, cell: (202) 288-9333), or AERA Communications Associate Bridget Jameson (bjameson@aera.net, office: (202) 238-3233, cell: (651) 428-9443). 


Complete this form and email it to neyna@connectionshousing.com
Please use the subject line: "Press Registrant for the 2014 AERA Annual Meeting."
Housing customer service:  (800) 262-9974, aera@connectionshousing.com 

As of March 24, hotel availability is extremely limited. For additional assistance, contact Bridget Jameson at bjameson@aera.net.

Social Media

Social Media: The hashtag for the 2014 Annual Meeting is #AERA14. Please follow AERA on Facebook and Twitter

Press Badges and Press Room

Badges must be picked up on site in the press room – Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level, Room 106.

Press Room Hours

Thursday, April 3 11 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Friday, April 4 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 5 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, April 6 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Monday, April 7  8:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Press Contacts

  • AERA Communications Director Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net, office: (202) 238-3235, cell: (202) 288-9333
  • AERA Communications Associate Bridget Jameson, bjameson@aera.net, office: (202) 238-3233, cell: (651) 428-9443

About AERA

AERA is the largest national professional organization devoted to the scientific study of education. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
AERA Fact Sheet (PDF)

Media Contacts
Tony Pals, director of communications, (202) 238-3235, cell: (202) 288-9333

Bridget Jameson, communications associate, (202) 238-3233, cell: (651) 428-9443
Media Registration
Please complete this Press Registration Form.

If you do not hear from us within two business days, please contact:
tpals@aera.net or