Association for the Advancement of Educational Research

The mission of AAER is to encourage the growth of educational research and to provide a bridge for inquiry processes and findings across disciplines and fields in education.

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17260 Harbour Pointe Drive
Fort Myers Florida 33908

AAER Conference 

 November 14-18, 2017

Sanibel Island, FL


The Association for the Advancement of Educational Research


Bridging Educational Practice and Discipline Through Research


During the long months between the start of the school year and the beginning of the new year, have you thought about finding a warm, friendly and responsive group of

highly educated researchers who wish to share their research in meeting rooms, around the swimming pools, or observing the beautiful sunsets  from  your rooms, or hiking in the 87 acres of nature trails, or having a manicure or pedicure in the male or female spas, or in the Jacuzzi or while playing tennis on one of 6 clay  tennis courts?  Continue thinking and you will find your way to the Sanibel Island Marriott for the AAER National Conference Nov.14 – 18, 2017.  The outdoor temperature on land and in the  swimming pools and Jacuzzis at the Marriott is in the 80’s and the warmth spawns the exchange of ideas on research whether you are in a meeting room, having breakfast in the outdoor restaurant overlooking the pool and the bay or  lunch each day of the conference or in informal discussions at the introductory reception on Tuesday evening or on the boatride dinner cruise on the Marriott Princess on Thursday evening.  This year we are

providing breakfasts and lunches on the three conference days, Wednesday through Friday, a reception with appetizers on Tuesday evening and an option to include a

dinner cruise on Thursday evening which you will need to pay extra, $64.00 per person if you choose to include this option.  The Sanibel Marriott  includes four restaurants, a steak house on site, an indoor and outdoor service in the hotel restaurant  on second floor overlooking the pools and the bay.  The hotel is located before the toll booth on the causeway going to Sanibel Island.  Sanibel Island has a large number of excellent restaurants, but plan to pay a one way toll of $6.00 to go there.  The Sanibel Island beaches are among the best for shelling and for sunbathing. Pictures of the Hotel and resort are attached to the end of this call for papers.


To experience this, you should get out your laptop by June 30, 2017, and submit a proposal for presentation at the Annual AAER meeting.  This proposal can be in any of five formats, a paper session, a roundtable, a symposium, a discussion group, or a poster session, whatever will get you to the 87 acre island resort at the entry to Sanibel and Captiva Islands.  The Hotel is 45 minutes by taxi  or rental car on a four lane highway from the Fort Myers International Airport. The price of a hotel room is $149 per night and you can extend your stay for a 7 day period at this price and experience an added vacation.  Your membership in AAER and Conference Registration includes three breakfasts in the indoor or outdoor restaurant and three lunches with noted speakers.  It also includes opportunities for extensive presentations of 20 minutes each for paper sessions and Facilitators who provide a receptive atmosphere for each presentation.  The mission of AAER is to encourage the growth of educational research and to provide a bridge for inquiry processes and findings across disciplines and fields in Education. It is a small national conference that has this thematic emphasis which is uniquely different from AERA.  It is through a reflective and congenial atmosphere that AAER provides that you will be able to experience the opportunity for both enjoyment and intellectual growth. Whether you present or only attend, I am sure you will want to come back over and over again as I have since I founded AAER 17 years ago.

Dr. Mervin Lynch

Executive Director, AAER