Press Registration Opens for AERA Annual Meeting

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

Victoria Oms,
(202) 238-3233

Press Registration Opens for AERA Annual Meeting
International Gathering of Education Researchers to Feature 2,500 Sessions and Draw More than 14,000 Attendees

The AERA 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. Join us April 27-May 1 for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement.

April 27-May 1, 2017

San Antonio, TX

The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and two headquarter hotels (Grand Hyatt San Antonio and the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk).

Join more than 14,000 AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines in San Antonio, TX, and hear from major speakers and select from more than 2,500 sessions featuring high-quality and timely education research.

Media Registration
Please complete this Press Registration Form. If you have any questions regarding your registration, or need to change your badge information, please contact AERA Communications Associate Victoria Oms (, office: (202) 238-3233).

A room block has been reserved for the press. To book a reservation online, please use this customized press housing link. If you need assistance with housing, please contact housing customer service at (800) 262-9974 or by email at to book in the press block.

Meeting Agenda
The full program is available here. The program can be browsed or searched by:

  • Individual presenter/participant’s name or affiliation
  • Session title/topic
  • Paper title/topic

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 (, office: (202) 238-3235, cell: (202) 288-9333), or AERA Communications Associate Victoria Oms (, office: (202) 238-3233).

Links to Research Paper Abstracts
Once the program is online, links to abstracts for research papers will be available. By accessing the schedule, you acknowledge that the contents of the abstracts are subject to AERA’s embargo policy.

Embargo Policy (Updated for 2017)
Contents of research papers being presented at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. ET on the date the paper is scheduled to be delivered. Please note that this is a new embargo policy for the AERA Annual Meeting.

Press Badges and Press Room
Badges must be picked up on site in the press room. Location of the press room TBD.

Press Room Hours
Thursday, April 27   11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday, April 28        8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 29    8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, April 30      8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday, May 1        8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Social Media
The hashtag for the 2017 Annual Meeting is #AERA17. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 Facebook and Twitter.