Annual Meetings

Archives of the SIG’s Annual Meetings are maintained here, by year.


Dear AERA Members and Past Annual Meeting Attendees,

I am writing to encourage you to participate in the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting. In AERA’s Centennial Year, the Annual Meeting will be held Friday, April 8 – Tuesday, April 12 in Washington, DC. Jeannie Oakes, AERA President, Kevin G. Welner, Annual Meeting Program Chair, Michelle Renee, Annual Meeting Program Vice Chair, and the 2016 Program Committee, are pleased to announce this year’s Annual Meeting Theme: “Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies”. Now is the time to advance a paper or session submission for consideration by a division, special interest group, or committee and to volunteer as a chair or discussant.

Deadline for Paper and Session Submissions is July 22
Please review the Call for Submissions as it contains important information about this year’s Annual Meeting theme and submission requirements. Please log in to advance a paper or session submission. After you login, click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2016 Annual Meeting and click ‘Online Program Portal’.

Please pay special attention to the six elements that must be addressed in the narrative paper submissions even if the results, conclusions, or findings are not complete or final at the time of the submission. Also, please indicate your preferred type of session and willingness to present in alternative formats at the time of submission.

The Professional Development Call for Proposals is also open.

Volunteer to Serve as a Chair or Discussant by August 28
Please review the Call for Volunteer Session Chairs and Discussants and consider volunteering. Please log in to volunteer as a chair or discussant. The quality of the AERA Annual Meeting depends on education researchers with appropriate expertise who serve as chairs and discussants for paper sessions and roundtables.

Please contact the Meetings Team at or (202) 238-3200 with any questions and I look forward to your participation in an enriching 2016 Annual Meeting.

Kind regards,

Laurie Cipriano, CMP
Director of Meetings


Session Details

SIGRU Business Meeting Minutes (April 18, 2015)