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About the AERA 2014 Annual Meeting

Dates, Location, and Headquarter Hotels
Join more than 13,000 of your colleagues Thursday, April 3 – Monday, April 7 in Philadelphia. The preconference events will take place on Wednesday, April 2.

For the 2014 Annual Meeting the primary site where sessions will be held is the Pennsylvania Convention Center located at 1101 Arch Street. In addition, the headquarter hotels where sessions and events will be held are the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and Loews Philadelphia. Loews is the NCME headquarter hotel.

Enter the Convention Center via the Broad Street Atrium entrance, located on Broad Street between Arch and Race Streets and directly across the street from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Registration is located in Hall E, directly above Broad Street Atrium entrance. The Information Desk will be located at the convention center, 200 level, outside Hall E. The Headquarters Office will be located at the convention center, 100 level, Room 126B.

On-Site Registration Hours
Convention Center, 200 Level, Hall E

Wednesday, April 2 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 3 – Sunday, April 6 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 7 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours
Convention Center, 200 Level, Hall E

Friday, April 4 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 5 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 6 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

About the 2014 Program:
The 2014 AERA Annual Meeting offers a robust program of Presidential and AERA sessions; division and SIG paper/symposium, roundtable, and poster sessions; and professional development courses, as well as off-site visits and tours.

Don’t miss these highlights:

  • Opening Plenary and Opening Reception, Thursday, April 3, 4:05 -5:35 p.m., and Reception 5:35 -6:30 p.m.
  • AERA Awards Luncheon, Saturday, April 5, 12:25 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. – the 2nd Annual AERA Awards Luncheon recognizes excellence in education research and offers an opportunity to celebrate the field
  • AERA Presidential Address, Saturday, April 5, 4:35 p.m. – 5:35 p.m., followed by a champagne toast
  • Exhibit Hall - Visit our exhibitors to learn about new research tools and resources
  • Professional Development Courses – Take advantage of extended full day (offered Wednesday, April 2) and mini half day (offered Friday – Sunday) courses for extensive training in specific research methods and skills
  • Off-site Visits and Tours – Enhance your Meeting experience with an off-site visit to a school or a cultural tour of Philadelphia