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February 15, 2019

2019 AERA Annual Meeting Online Program Now Available


American Educational Research Association

Annual Meeting Online Program Open

Online Program Now Available

We are pleased to announce the online searchable program for the 2019 Annual Meeting is now open. Log in to view the online program schedule. Under the leadership of AERA President Amy Stuart Wells, 2019 Annual Meeting General Program Chairs Jennifer Jellison Holme and Janelle T. Scott, and the program and section chairs of Divisions and SIGs, and Committees, the 2019 program is comprised of over 2,800 sessions featuring high quality and timely work in education research.

The program can be browsed by day and time and has a universal search function to search by presenter/participant’s name or affiliation, session title/topic, and paper title/topic. Select the session that is of interest to you, and place it in your personal schedule.

Deadline to Make Program Changes

Deadline: March 8, 2019

The deadline to make any program changes including changes to paper titles, session titles, and authors, as well as Session Chairs and Discussants is March 8, 2019. Please email changes to When making author changes, please send the full name, email address and institution of all authors.

Early Bird Registration

Deadline: February 28, 2019

AERA members receive a sizable discount on meeting registration. To get the special member registration rate, please make sure you have renewed your AERA membership for 2019. You will be able to renew your membership and reserve your hotel while registering for the meeting.

Take advantage of the early bird registration rates and access your hotel of choice at the special conference rate. Rooms at the major headquarters hotels are quickly filling up so reserve your hotel room today. The early bird registration deadline is February 28. AERA membership must be current through December 2019 for the special member registration discount.

Register now for early bird rates and preferred hotel reservations.

How to Register:

  1. Login.
  2. Click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page.
  3. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting.
  4. Click ‘Register and Make Your Hotel Reservation Now’. ’
  5. Once you complete your registration, you can make your online hotel reservation by clicking the Hotel Reservation button in the upper left side of the registration confirmation summary screen.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

Questions? Please contact AERA at (202) 238-3200 or


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February 14, 2019

REMINDER: Request For Presentation Proposals Is Open | iNACOL Symposium 2019

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Dear Colleagues:

This is a friendly reminder that iNACOL is now accepting Requests for Presentation Proposals to present at the iNACOL Symposium, held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California on October 28-31, 2019. This year’s theme is: Shining a Light on the Future 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 8, 2019 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 Monday, May 6, 2019.

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. Across the various presentation formats and strands, we also encourage presentation proposals that target specific nuances of implementation that dig below the surface and unpack rather than being very general in nature.

For tips on submitting your presentation proposal, we have an archived webinar that explains the RFP process and timeline for proposal selection, and highlights ways to design interactive sessions that generate meaningful collaboration and foster engagement.

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 and LinkedIn feeds for updates.

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  • iNACOL is now accepting presentation proposals for #inacol19, held on Oct. 28-31 in Palm Springs, CA. Submit your proposal before 3/8: @nacol
  • Interested in presenting at the @nacol Symposium, Oct. 28-31 in Palm Springs? iNACOL is now accepting proposals to present, due 3/8. 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. On October 28-31, 2019, 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.

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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 Facebook,  connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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February 13, 2019

Last Week To Submit Proposals For The USDLA 2019 National Conference

A reminder of this up-coming deadline.

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Last Week to Submit Proposals for the USDLA Conference!

Subject: Last week To Submit Proposals for USDLA Conference
Hello everyone,
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) has extended the submission date for the 2019 Annual Conference Call for Proposals. Proposals are being accepted based on the conference theme, “In Tune with the Future of Digital & Distance Learning”.
The conference will be taking place May 20 – 23, 2019 in Music City: Nashville, Tennessee!
We welcome proposals from all: corporate, education (higher and K-12), telehealth, government, and military.
Submit your proposal today (CLICK HERE) – proposals are due Friday February 15 @ midnight!
See you in Nashville,
Pat Cassella, USDLA President
The USDLA International Awards will be presented at the USDLA International Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 during the USDLA National Conference being held in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Washington, DC. 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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Digital Accessibility Training At TxDLA Conference

See this opportunity at the up-coming TxDLA Conference.

2019 TxDLA Conference, March 25-28, Galveston, TX

Digital Accessibility Training Options at TxDLA

Choose from three upcoming options for training in digital accessibility, including a pre-conference workshop at the TxDLA Conference on Monday, March 25, 2019

Accessibility by individuals with disabilities to digital materials is one of the major technology issues of our time. The growth of online learning, and the increased use of digital materials in blended and flipped classrooms in K-12 and higher education has created more accessibility issues. Texas regulations make it clear that academic institutions need to attend to accessibility issues. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice enforcement of accessibility issues has made explicit the actions academic institutions should be engaged in to ensure that all students have full access to learning.

TxDLA offers a 31-hour Digital Accessibility Certification Program which positions online course instructors, instructional designers, program administrators, ADA coordinators and researchers to be on the leading edge of this important issue by providing them with an understanding of the current state of accessibility for people with disabilities; the latest legal enforcement actions including resolution agreements, court cases, and consent decrees, while equipping them with an understanding of Universal Design for Learning and practical skills in making digital content accessible.

TxDLA is offering three upcoming options for different levels of training in digital accessibility:

  • ** Preconference Workshop at the 2019 TxDLA Conference – Building Inclusive Communities: Accessibility as the Mortar
    March 25, 12;00 – 4:30pm , $99 (for individual who are attending the conference). More details here.
  • Digital Accessibility Certification – All Online (no in-person or conference attendance necessary)
    March 25 – May 6, 2019, $600. More details here.
  • Digital Accessibility Certification Conference Registration Bundle (includes full 3.5 day TxDLA conference, 1/2 day pre-conference workshop and the online certification) – Combination of In-Person and Online
    March 25-29, 2019 (In-Person Conference), March 25 – May 6, 2019 (Online Component), $995. More details here (scroll to bottom)

** The pre-conference workshop is not intended to be a comprehensive certification and covers only a small portion of the material included in the full certification program.

Disclaimer: Electronic Accessibility is an ever-changing craft, combining both art and science. The TxDLA Digital Accessibility Certification indicates successful completion of a rigorous 5-week online accessibility training program as of the certification date. However, TxDLA does not guarantee the quality of any products produced by the certified individual, and cannot be responsible for any issues that may arise as a result of information that is received from this certification training.

Registration: Hurry! Seats fill up quickly!

Pre-Conference Workshop, $99 (includes box lunch) – REGISTER NOW 
(note: if you have already registered for the conference and would like to add the pre-conference workshop, please contact Lisa Tomsio to add the workshop.

Online Certification, $600 – REGISTER NOW

Certification & Conference Bundle, $995 – REGISTER NOW

See the complete 2019 TxDLA Conference schedule with details HERE, where there are multiple breakout sessions on accessibility throughout the three-day conference.

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February 12, 2019

Book Your Planet Hollywood Stay Today!

A reminder of this up-coming deadline for the SITE conference.

FEBRUARY 23, 2019
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort
will serve as our conference venue and home away from home for the week!
Enjoy newly remodeled ultra-hip rooms, massive suites with dazzling center-Strip views and colorful, contemporary accommodations right in the middle of all the action.
Special Hotel Rates: SITE participants will be offered discounted room rates at the conference hotel. To receive this special rate, hotel reservations must be made by: February 23, 2019, 5:00 PM EST.
First time in Vegas? We’ve compiled some of our best travel tips, top attractions, and favorite places to grab a meal HERE.
Be sure you also check out the exciting Social Events we’ve planned exclusively for our SITE 2019 attendees!
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