2024 EERA Annual Conference
Message from the Vice President for Conference Planning
Please save the dates February 8 and 9, 2024 at the Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida! Start planning your presentations now. It is also not too early to reserve your room for the conference. You must book before January 6th to get the conference rate of $209 but you can come early and stay late. You can book your room for Tuesday February 6 through Sunday February 11th. The cost is $209 per night. Link is below:
We look forward to seeing you all there!!
Vice-President of Conference Planning
Special Instructions for Poster Presenters
Each poster presenter has been assigned a presentation board number (see listing in schedule for posters on Friday evening) and will share a standalone display board with another presenter. Each presenter has a display area of 48 inches (H) x 36 Inches (W). Please plan accordingly when organizing your materials and presentation for display.
Instructions for EERA Conference Session Chairs
Thank you for graciously agreeing to serve as a Session Chair at the upcoming EERA conference! You play an important role in the conference, and in many situations, are helping a new generation of faculty members, as well as graduate students, come to understand and appreciate how academic exchanges occur.
Your primary activity as a Session Chair is to introduce the session and the presenters and to monitor the time allocated for each presenter. To do this, you will need to determine how many presentations are in your session (typically 3-4, but in some cases five), and you will need to moderate the time allocated to each presenter. You are also responsible for keeping track of time and conveying this to the presenters. You should also save time at the end of your session to allow for discussion among audience members and fellow presenters.
Please plan on arriving to the session you are chairing at least five minutes before the session begins, and please convey to the presenters the order in which they will be speaking (which, unless an issue arises, should be the order listed in the program).
Remember, for some new faculty members or graduate students, this may be their first presentation and they might be quite nervous.
In some rare circumstances, there may be a limited audience attending the session you are chairing. Please work with the presenters to be reasonable about this. Some session chairs in past years have pulled chairs into a circle and allowed for a more informal discussion and presentations; others have asked the presenters their preferences, etc.
Additionally, there are some presenters who will cancel their presentation at the last minute, miss a flight, or have some other event that prevents them from attending the conference. You will be asked to think on your feet as you handle these types of challenges!
Please do everything you can to keep your session on time, as rooms are scheduled back-to-back. When you conclude your session, please be certain to thank the presenters for their work!
Past Conference Programs
2023 Myrtle Beach, SC
2022 Clearwater, FL
2020 Orlando, FL
2019 Myrtle Beach
2018 Clearwater, FL
2017 Richmond, VA
2015 Sarasota, FL
2014 Jacksonville, FL
2013 Sarasota, FL
2011 Sarasota, FL
2010 Savannah, GA
2009 Sarasota, FL
2007 Clearwater, FL
2005 Sarasota, FL
2004 Clearwater, FL
2003 Hilton Head Island, SC
2002 Sarasota, FL
2000 Clearwater Beach, FL
Future Conference Locations
Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC
2024 Conference and Membership Registration
Those attendees who are presenting at the conference must also be registered members of the Eastern Educational Research Association. Membership in EERA is included with your conference registration.
The Sheraton Sand Key Resort is 22 miles from the Tampa International Airport and 12 miles from the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Many airlines fly into these two airports, including Delta, American, United, Spirit, Southwest, Allegiant, Sun Country, Jetblue, Breeze, and Frontier. There are rental cars, Uber/Lyft, bus, car services, and taxi options for getting from the airport to the hotel.