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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. 




We look forward to seeing you all there!!

Jessica Bucholz 
Vice-President of Conference Planning

Tusculum University 

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!

February 8-9, 2024 Sheraton Sand Key Resort Clearwater, FL

Sheraton Sand Key Resort

1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, 33767

Future Conference Locations

February 20-21, 2025

Sonesta Resort

Hilton Head Island, SC


Conference Registration 2024

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.

Register online >


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.



Conference Location 2024
Sheraton Sand Key Resort

1160 Gulf Blvd

Clearwater Beach, FL

(727) 595-1611

Reserve hotel here >

Past Conference Programs

2024     Clearwater, FL

2023     Myrtle Beach, SC

2022     Clearwater, FL

2021     Virtual

2020     Orlando, FL

2019     Myrtle Beach

2018     Clearwater, FL

2017     Richmond, VA

2016     Hilton Head Island, SC

2015     Sarasota, FL

2014     Jacksonville, FL

2013     Sarasota, FL

2012     Hilton Head Island, SC

2011     Sarasota, FL

2010     Savannah, GA

2009     Sarasota, FL

2008     Hilton Head Island, SC

2007     Clearwater, FL

2006     Hilton Head Island, SC

2005     Sarasota, FL

2004     Clearwater, FL

2003     Hilton Head Island, SC

2002     Sarasota, FL

2001     Hilton Head Island, SC

2000     Clearwater Beach, FL

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