AERA Changes 2020 Annual Meeting to a Virtual Meeting

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has changed its place-based Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 17–21, 2020 to a virtual meeting due to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). AERA is planning to host immediately a series of “Briefing and Listening Sessions” on the changes via Zoom:

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:00 pm5:00 pm EST
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 pm5:00 pm EST
Friday, March 13, 2020 12:00 pm1:00 pm EST

Detailed instructions on how to join the discussion will be publicized.

The in-person version of the AERA annual meeting scheduled for April 17–21 in San Francisco will be recast as a virtual meeting, according to a statement from executive director Felice J. Levine, released Friday. The conference’s major lectures and select sessions will be available streamed live in real time and “we are in the process of exploring making these sessions available on-demand” for virtual attendees, the statement noted. The organization will put out additional information about logistics and will also host a series of upcoming Zoom listening sessions on the changes.

Excerpted from Education Week blog Digital Education