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February 19, 2018

AERA18 Insider – February 2018

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AERA18 Insider
February 2018Each year, the AERA Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the United States and around the world. Leading up to the 2018 Annual Meeting, AERA18 Insider will provide a periodic glance at meeting highlights and features. Join us April 13–17 for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement.
In this Issue:

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Major Speakers Announced

Awards Ceremony Luncheon

Advance Your Skills

Explore New York City

Connect with Exhibitors

Meeting Resources and Accessibility

Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018

About the Theme
The theme of the Annual Meeting calls us to confront the struggles for public education, considering the times in which we are living, the historical arcs that shape our present(s), and the roles we can play in the fight for justice. Read more

2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors

AERA would like to extend a special thank you to our 2018 sponsors:

Gold Sponsor
– SAGE Publishing

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors
– AccessLex Institute
– National Institute of Education

Join as an AERA18 sponsor!

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Online Registration and Housing  Now Available

Join more than 15,000 AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines in New York City, hear from major speakers, and select from more than 2,500 sessions featuring high-quality and timely education research. Be sure to obtain your 2018 AERA membership before registering for the Annual Meetingto receive the major discount on your meeting registration fee.Major Speakers Announced
William Trent, Linda Tuhiwai Smith to Deliver Featured Lectures

AERA President Deborah Loewenberg Ball has announced prominent scholars William Trent and Linda Tuhiwai Smith as major speakers at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Trent will give the AERA Distinguished Lecture and Smith will deliver the Wallace Foundation Distinguished Lecture. Learn moreAward Lecture Speakers

Also plan to listen to the impressive line-up of Award Lecture Speakers, including Henry M. Levin (2017 Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award), Hua-Hua Chang (2017 E.F. Lindquist Award), and Morgan Polikoff (2017 Early Career Award). Clickhere for a preliminary look at major addresses and lectures.

Awards Ceremony Luncheon
Honoring Excellence in Education Research

The sixth annual AERA Awards Luncheon will be heldSunday, April 15. The luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the field of education research and the accomplishments of AERA-wide awardees and those who receive special citations. Individual tickets to the luncheon can be purchased during the registration process, or at “My AERA,” by all Annual Meeting attendees, while seats remain. Free tickets are available to attendees who bring their own lunches. Go to “My AERA” to reserve.

Advance Your Skills
Professional Development Courses Open for Registration

Annual Meeting attendees can take advantage of a rich program of extended and mini professional development courses. This year’s 31-course lineup provides ample opportunities for attendees to train in research methods and skills, discover specialized research disciplines, address professional development issues, and much more.

To view more information about the on-site professional development courses at the Annual Meeting, click here.

Explore New York City
An International Marvel

No other destination can match New York City’s unforgettable offerings, from Broadway shows, museums to picturesque views, and priceless historical attractions. Visit AERA’s website for information on attractions, museums, dining, getting around, and more.

Connect with Exhibitors
Come Visit Our Exhibitors

Visit the New York Hilton Midtown Friday throughSunday (April 13-15) to meet exhibitors. Enjoy complimentary coffee and visit top publishers, research companies on the rise, technology experts, and many more.

Enter to Win 

If you visit at least 10 different exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall during the meeting, you will be entered for a daily chance to win an iPad or a trip to the 2019 Annual Meeting in Toronto (registration, hotel, and air fare included).

Meeting Resources and Accessibility
Learn More About Meeting Resources

AERA offers a wide array of services at the Annual Meeting. View our Meeting Services page for up-to-date information on accessibility resources, journal talks, ASL interpreting services, child care, and more.

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2018 Annual Meeting
“The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education”
Friday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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February 17, 2018

2018 USDLA Conference – Register Today!

Yet another item from Wednesday’s inbox…


About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. 

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USDLA, 76 Canal Street, Suite 301, Boston, MA 02114

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2018 AECT – Kansas City: Call for Proposals Deadline 2/19/2018

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  2018 Kansas City: Call for Proposals Deadline 2/19/2018
2018 AECT International Convention
Kansas City, MO
October 23 – 27, 2018

– Advance Your Career

– Help Influence Change

– Share Your Expertise

Is your work contributing to “Learning for All,” the theme for this year’s AECT Convention in Kansas City? Take this opportunity to share it with your peers. For nearly a century, many of our members have been influencing change in so many contexts. AECT members have been key leaders in thinking about learning technology. Our world is well into the Information Age, so now is the time to come together in Kansas City to explore fresh ideas and to celebrate the impact of our work.

You are invited to present at the 2018 AECT International Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Come share your expertise and knowledge with your peers from around the globe. The international convention brings together participants who can share knowledge regarding practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of the newest technologies and teaching/learning techniques. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your peers in beautiful Kansas City.

No other association gives you such extensive access to information from experts in the field to advance your professional career. AECT membership ensures that you will have all of the tools you need to excel in your field, to grow in your career, and to stay connected to a professional network of educators around the globe. We help you publish, present, and grow professionally.

February 16, 2018

Request For Presentation Proposals Is Open | iNACOL Symposium 2018

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iNACOL Symposium 2018 - Driving the Transformation of Learning - October 21-24, 2018 - Nashville, Tennessee

Dear Colleagues:

iNACOL is now accepting Requests for Presentation Proposals to present at the iNACOL Symposium, held at the Nashville Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee on October 21-24, 2018. This year’s theme is: Driving the Transformation of LearningiNACOL’s annual conference is the premier learning conference for those driving the transformation of education systems and accelerating the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Experts, practitioners, educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators gather and work to transform education.

To access the RFP and submit your proposal to present, please click hereThe deadline for submitting presentation proposals is Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. You can download the RFP questions in advance by clicking this link. The iNACOL Program Committee will notify applicants of proposal status no later than Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

The iNACOL Program Committee will give priority to proposals that provide engaging and interactive learning opportunities, modeling personalized, competency-based learning environments, drawing on participant experiences and promoting dialogue and exchange.

For tips on submitting your presentation proposal, we are hosting a Special Edition Webinar on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will explain the RFP process and timeline for proposal selection, and highlight ways to design interactive sessions that generate meaningful collaboration and foster engagement. Register for the webinar here. If you can’t attend the webinar due to timing issues, you can still register and we’ll send you the archived webinar to view.

If you have questions regarding the RFP, please contact Christy Ellis, Events Project Manager, at For other frequently asked questions, explore the Symposium FAQs web page.

Registration for the Symposium will open in early spring. Find more information on the iNACOL Symposium website, and follow our TwitterFacebook andLinkedIn feeds for updates.

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  • iNACOL is now accepting presentation proposals for #inacol18, held onOct. 21-24 in Nashville. Submit your proposal before 3/16: @nacol
  • Interested in presenting at the @nacol Symposium, Oct. 21-24 in Nashville? iNACOL is now accepting proposals to present, due 3/16. Submit proposal here:

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About the iNACOL Symposium

The iNACOL Symposium is the premier learning conference driving the transformation of education systems and accelerating the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. OnOctober 21-24, 2018, iNACOL’s annual conference will bring together 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of personalized, competency-based learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world, including leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field. Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The Symposium includes hundreds of engaging interactive sessions, with tags to guide attendees toward highly relevant professional learning opportunities. Learn more on the iNACOL Symposium website.

About iNACOL 

The mission of iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Visit our websitelike us on Facebookconnect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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