New Awards Luncheon to Honor Awardees at Annual Meeting
New Awards Luncheon to Honor Awardees at Annual Meeting
New Awards Luncheon to Honor Awardees at Annual Meeting
February 2013

The 2013 Annual Meeting in San Francisco will feature a new AERA Awards Luncheon dedicated to recognizing excellence in education research. In June 2012, AERA Council decided to introduce the luncheon to honor awardees and to visibly acknowledge AERA’s commitment to significant accomplishments related to education research.

“The Awards Luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the field,” said Felice Levine, executive director. “The luncheon ceremony will focus on the 14 AERA-wide awards and special citations. There is no cost for attending; we hope for a large turnout of the community for this first-ever event.”

The current AERA Awards Program was inaugurated in 1963 and, like the Association itself, has grown substantially in the intervening years, so that there are now 14 Association-wide awards, along with 48 at the division level and 126 from 77 special interest groups. Through these awards, AERA recognizes and encourages excellence among emerging scholars and experienced researchers. The awards feature outstanding books and articles and spotlight research that reaches education practitioners or a wider public audience. Some awards focus on the cumulative impact of a lifetime of scholarship on education.

The Awards Luncheon will take place on Day 3 of the Annual Meeting (Monday, April 29) from 12:25 to 2:25 p.m., with President William Tierney presiding. Those wishing to attend can purchase lunch in advance on the registration form, or they can attend free of charge by bringing their own lunch or joining in for complimentary coffee or ice tea. Attendees ordering lunch need to preregister ($35 for regular members, $20 for student members) as part of their online Annual Meeting registration. AERA is substantially underwriting the cost of the paid lunches to encourage participation.

The Presidential Address will also take place, as usual, on Day 3 of the Annual Meeting (Monday, April 29), from 4:35 to 5:50 p.m. It will be followed by a champagne reception from 5:50 to 6:20 p.m.

Login here to register or add the luncheon to your existing registration for the 2013 Annual Meeting. Once you are logged in, click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2013 Annual Meeting and click ‘Register and Make Your Hotel Reservation Now’ or ‘View and Add Events to Existing Registration’. Once you are in registration, click on the ‘events tab’ and add this event to your cart