More than 14,000 Education Researchers to Meet for 2019 Annual Meeting
More than 14,000 Education Researchers to Meet for 2019 Annual Meeting

Tony Pals,
(202) 238-3235, (202) 288-9333 (cell)

Collin Boylin,
(202) 238-3233, (860) 490-8326 (cell)

More than 14,000 Education Researchers to Meet for 2019 Annual Meeting
View and Search the Complete Online Program; Browse Key Sessions

The American Educational Research Association's Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in an 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 U.S. and around the world.

April 5-9, 2019
Toronto, Canada

Many of the sessions will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  The headquarter hotels where sessions will be held are the Intercontinental Toronto, Fairmont Royal York, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Westin Harbour Castle.
Join more than 14,000 AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines, policymakers, and practitioners in Toronto to hear from major speakers. Choose from more than 2,500 sessions featuring high-quality and timely education research.

**Online Program and Key Sessions**
The program for the AERA 2018 Annual Meeting is available online. The program includes more than 2,500 sessions—including major addresses, panel discussions, and research paper presentations—on many of the biggest issues in education.

Among the topics in this year’s line-up of high-profile sessions:

  • A conversation with Edmund Gordon on assessment in the service of teaching and learning
  • A conversation about race and equity in suburban contexts featuring filmmaker Steve James (America to Me, Hoop Dreams, Life Itself)
  • Using data to debunk myths about how race works in higher education
  • The role of public education in fostering civic debate and civic reasoning
  • The clinical practice experiences of Latinx educators
  • The promise and peril of social media in a “post-truth” era
  • And much more

**Research Paper Abstracts**
Abstracts for research papers that will be presented 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. If you would like to request an embargoed copy of a full research paper, please contact AERA Communications Director Tony Pals (, office (202) 238-3235, cell (202) 288-9333) or Collin Boylin (, office (202) 238-3233, cell (860) 490-8326). AERA is also happy to provide recommendations on Annual Meeting sessions and point you to research papers, based on your interests.

**Embargo Policy**
Contents of research papers being presented at the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. ET on the date the paper is scheduled to be delivered.

**Media Registration and Housing**
Please complete this Press Registration Form. If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact AERA Communications at Once press registration is confirmed, AERA will send a confirmation email. That message will include a web link and access code for reporters who want to reserve housing in AERA’s pressroom block.

**Additional Press Information**
Additional information for journalists about the meeting, policies, on-site pressroom, and registration details are available here.

**Social Media**
The hashtag for the 2018 Annual Meeting is #AERA19. You may also find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. 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. Find AERA on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.