2019 Call For Proposals

The AESA annual meeting will be held October 30 – November 3, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.

AESA President-elect Silvia Bettez (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and the 2019 Program Committee are pleased to announce the theme for the 2019 Annual Meeting:

“¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!”:
Critical community building for social justice in divisive times

We are in a sociopolitical, historical moment rife with daily images and stories of institutional forms and, relatedly, individual acts of injustice and violence. Yes, there has always been injustice – locally, nationally, and globally – directed against various individuals and groups of people. Our current moment is an extension and outgrowth of historical oppression. Still, it feels that we are falling into a new, or remixed, “normal” of mass shootings, police brutality, racial profiling, public acceptance of misogyny, overt acts of white supremacy, religious persecution, anti-immigrant rhetoric, anti-LGBTQIA+ policies, etc. as violence gets played out in new ways and social media/news outlets play image loops that threaten to deteriorate community building amid countless denials and retractions of previously won human and civil rights.

The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) has, for 50 years, been a society of academics who examine normative and critical perspectives on education, both within formal education systems and outside of those; we typically conceive of education broadly, recognizing that such systems are impacted by the larger world we live in, and education can happen anywhere. In our efforts to think through the purpose of education and the praxis to best fulfill that for all people, we are called to consider how to promote social justice through our work. To maintain critical hope, it behooves us to remember the social movements and collective solidarity work that has been done in the past and continues to exist. “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!” (“The people united will never be defeated!”) is a song recorded in 1973, just 5 years after AESA began, composed for the popular unity government movement in Chile mobilized by working-class people. Since then, those words have been chanted in various national and global protests, pointing to the power of communal action and solidarity. The concept of “pueblo” can invoke community, history, ancestors, place, and investment in others. As educators we can continue solidarity work seizing opportunities for collective action through community building in the classroom and beyond.

This year’s conference theme builds upon previous themes centering risk, collaboration, love, remembering, and connections with/in differences. Participants are encouraged to consider the role of critical community building, coalition, solidarity, and “pueblo” work in efforts to promote social justice in educative spaces. Related questions include:

  • How might critical community building work be enacted in K-12 schools, higher education, among colleagues, with graduate students, and/or at AESA?
  • What does critical community building look like in inquiry?
  • How do we work through the (sometimes unintended) exclusionary practices in community building, coalition, and/or solidarity work?
  • What might mindfulness, compassion, and/or radical love offer to critical community building practices and/or social justice work?
  • Where does the role of the spiritual factor into social justice work and pedagogical practices?
  • How do we recognize and honor the various ways we might do community buildingmbased on context, place, space, and people that attends to issues of power, privilege, and oppression?
  • How do we work against reproducing colonialist logics, neoliberal ideologies, and supremist ideals in our community building and social justice work?
  • What are the tensions in solidarity work?

Proposals related to educational studies that are not specific to this theme are also welcome.

Submission Process and Timeline

For more information about AESA and the conference, please email AESA2019conference@gmail.com.

Pre-conference Unconference on Wednesday, October 30th

This year we will hold an unconference on Wednesday, October 30 th prior to the traditional conference opening reception. This will be a more loosely structured space for you, and all other participants, to exchange ideas, engage in critical dialogues, and build community. Opportunities for continued unconference events and dialogues related to the Wednesday unconference will be provided throughout the rest of the conference. More details about this will be posted on the AESA website in the future. All AESA members are encouraged to attend; please plan to arrive early on Wednesday to participate. Any suggestions for the Unconference Planning Committee can be directed to Silvia Bettez at AESA2019conference@gmail.com.

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Guidelines For Proposals

All questions should be directed to Silvia Bettez and the Program Team at AESA2019conference@gmail.com (questions only, not proposals).

All submissions are blind reviewed. Please remove identifying references from your proposal (for example, your name and/or publications that refer to you as the author/editor). Word limits are as follows:

  • Titles should be no more than 15 words.
  • Abstracts should be 150 words or less.
  • Proposals for individual papers should not exceed 1,000 words (excluding references).
  • Proposals for all other sessions should not exceed 1,500 words (excluding references).

Individual paper- An individual paper submission is a single paper with one or more co-authors. The Program Chair groups individual papers into sessions with other papers that have similar themes or topics. In individual paper sessions, authors present abbreviated versions of their papers, followed by comments/critique if there is a discussant, and audience discussion.

Alternative session- Alternative sessions do not fit neatly into any of the above categories. Alternative sessions can be framed as working groups, town halls, performances, structured poster sessions, video and multimedia presentations or other formats.

Panel discussion- A panel discussion is a group presentation around a particular topic or area of inquiry. Although presenters may bring papers to discuss, the emphasis of this kind of session is group discussion. Chairs and discussants should be identified by the session organizer.

Symposium- A symposium is a collection of papers around a specific area of inquiry or theme, and each participant presents her/his/their own paper. Chairs and discussants should be identified by the session organize.

Please note, individuals may submit a maximum of three proposals.

INFORMATION ABOUT ALL ACADEMIC AND SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL

Please click on this link to access the All Academic site.

The All-Academic site will be available Feb 15, 2019 - May 1, 2019 for submissions.

When you first go to the All Academic site, you will need to set up your account by creating a username and password. The Call for Proposals is also on this page. Once you enter the site, follow the prompts to submit your proposal. First, click on “Submit or Edit a Proposal” and then click on “Submit a New Proposal.” The next screen will ask you to choose a Proposal Type (for example, Individual Paper or Alternative Session). On the following screen, you will include your proposal Title, Abstract, Keywords, Categories (see below) and any additional information needed for the Program Chair. Accessibility requests must also be included with the submission in the designated space.

You will be asked to upload your paper. Please upload a PDF document and note the word limits (listed above).

Please make sure to include the name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number of each participant when prompted by the online submission website. The summary of your proposal should address the following components; please create subheadings for each component:

  • Purposes, central questions or problems
  • Contexts (discuss scholarly/practitioner conversations to which your work contributes)
  • Primary sources or data sources
  • Approaches, methods, strategies, or techniques for analysis
  • Arguments/conclusions, or agenda, and, Significance (for scholarship, for practice)


There are no submission tracks this year. Instead, when you upload your paper, you will be asked to identify which categories relate to your work (for reviewer information). You can choose all categories that apply and the choices include:

Anthropology of Education
Critical race theory
Cultural studies of education
Disability studies
Feminist and gender studies
Higher education
History of education
LGBTQ+ studies
Philosophy of education
Politics and policy of education
Social contexts of education
Sociology of education
Teacher education
Teaching social justice

Only the individual submitting the proposal will be notified of its acceptance or rejection. That individual will be responsible for communicating this information to all session participants.

Download Proposal Tips and Information

Pre-conference Unconference on Wednesday, October 30th

This year we will hold an unconference on Wednesday, October 30th prior to the traditional conference opening reception. This will be a more loosely structured space for you, and all other participants, to exchange ideas, engage in critical dialogues, and build community. Opportunities for continued unconference events and dialogues related to the Wednesday unconference will be provided throughout the rest of the conference. More details will be posted about this on the AESA website in the future. All AESA members are encouraged to attend; please plan to arrive early on Wednesday to participate. Any suggestions for the Unconference Planning Committee can be directed to Silvia Bettez at AESA2019conference@gmail.com.

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General Info

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HOTEL INFORMATION

The 2019 AESA Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor. Contact information for the hotel is below.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light St.
Baltimore MD 21202
Phone: 410.528.1234

Single and double rooms are $189 per night and triple/quad rooms are $209 per night. There are a limited number of rooms available 3 days pre and 3 days post-conference. Please note that these rates are good until October 1 st OR until our block is filled. There are king bed rooms and rooms with two double beds, but again, they only last until our room block is filled. If you have any problems when making hotel reservations, contact Sandra Spickard Prettyman at sspretty50@icloud.com. After October 1 st , we will have a very difficult time securing additional rooms..

Please use the link below to go to our dedicated reservation website.
Reservation Website

Complimentary high-speed wireless internet is included in the room rates as per our contract.

GETTING TO THE HOTEL

Fly into BWI—Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport.

MTA has a light rail system that goes from BWI into the city that will get you within a few blocks of the hotel. The BWI Light Rail Station is located immediately outside the lower level of the terminal building, adjacent to Concourse E. Take the Light Raillink from BWI to Camden Station. It’s a 3/10 of a mile walk from there. The fare is $1.80 each way. It takes about 40 minutes total.

Taxis from the airport to the hotel cost approximately $35 + tip. There are also several different hotel shuttle services.

DINING

There is a small 24-hour market and café on the 2 nd floor of the hotel where you can get coffee and small items. Bistro 300 is the main restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and there is also a bar and a lounge where you can relax and have a drink. Many other options can be found around the hotel, including fast food and lower-priced options, as well as lots of options for fine dining and culinary explorations. We will post a map and listing of restaurants in the area prior to the conference.

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Program

The 2019 Program will be available by August 15

Registration

A link to register and become a member will be available soon.

Exhibits

ATTENTION CONFERENCE EXHIBIT COORDINATORS
AND ACQUISITIONS EDITORS:

Don’t miss this great opportunity to team up
with your book-buying customers and authors!

All exhibitor table orders must be placed by September 15, 2019.
Use the form below to reserve your space in the book exhibition.

Generally, publishers are considered to be approved exhibitors, which means that all other exhibit requests must be approved by the AESA director.

Exhibit Hall Hours, Shipping Instructions, and Final Day Book Sale Information Coming Soon

Inquiries? Please contact:
Chris Myers
AESA Exhibits Coordinator
Myers Education Press
Email: c.myers@myersedpress.com

Exhibitor Information


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Credit Card (Contact Chris Myers c.myers@myersedpress.com)
Check by Mail (Send To: Myers Ed Press | P. O. Box 424 | Gorham, ME 04038)

No Table   (See Book Only Option Below)
One Table ($175)
Two Tables ($350)
Three Tables ($525)
Four Tables ($700)

Conference BADGE Information








Future Conference Locations

2019 Baltimore, MD

October 30th - November 3rd
Hyatt Regency Baltimore

2020 San Antonio, TX

October 28th - November 1st
Grand Hyatt San Antonio

2021 Portland, OR

November 3rd - November 7th
Hilton Portland Downtown

2022 Pittsburgh, PA

November 2nd - November 6th
Omni William Penn Pittsburgh

Past Event Archives

2018 Greenville, SC
Nov. 7th - 11th, 2018
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2017 Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 1st - 5th, 2017
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2016 Seattle, WA
Nov. 2nd - 6th, 2016
DOWNLOAD PROGRAM PDF

2015 San Antonio, TX
Nov. 11th - 15th, 2015
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2014 Toronto, ON
Oct.29 - Nov 2, 2014
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2013 Baltimore, MD
Oct.30 - Nov 2, 2013
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2012 Seattle, WA
Oct. 31 - Nov 3, 2012
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2011 St. Louis, MO
Nov. 2nd - 6th, 2011
DOWNLOAD PROGRAM PDF

2010 Denver, CO
Oct. 27th - 31st, 2010
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2009 Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 4th - 8th, 2009
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2008 Savannah, GA
Oct. 29th - Nov. 2nd, 2008
DOWNLOAD PROGRAM PDF

2007 Cleveland, OH
(Joint Meeting with the History of
Education Society)
Oct. 24th - 28th, 2007
DOWNLOAD PROGRAM PDF

2006 Spokan, WA
Nov. 1st - 5th, 2006
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2005 Charlottesville, VA
Nov. 3rd - 6th, 2005
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2004 Kansas City, MO
Nov. 3rd - 7th, 2004
DOWNLOAD PROGRAM PDF
DOWNLOAD PRELIMINARY PROGRAM PDF

2003 Mexico City, Mexico
Oct. 29th - Nov. 2nd, 2003
DOWNLOAD PROGRAM PDF

2002 Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 30th - Nov. 3rd, 2002
DOWNLOAD PROGRAM PDF
DOWNLOAD BUSINESS MEETING MIN. PDF
DOWNLOAD CRITICS CHOICE AWARD PDF

2001 Miami, FL
Oct. 30th - Nov. 3rd, 2001
DOWNLOAD PROGRAM PDF

2000 Vancouver, BC
Nov. 1st - 5th, 2000
DOWNLOAD PROGRAM PDF
DOWNLOAD JOHN WILLINSKY KEYNOTE PDF
DOWNLOAD BARBARA THAYER-BACON PDF
DOWNLOAD PATRICIA YOUNG PDF

Thank You

Thank you for submitting your book exhibitor table reservation. We have received your information.

You may make your payment at any time via credit card by contacting c.myers@myersedpress.com or by check at
Myers Ed Press | P. O. Box 424 | Gorham, ME 04038.

Exhibit Details

BOOK EXHIBIT HALL SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, November 7: set up day for exhibitors, 11:00-5:00
  • Thursday, November 8: exhibits open 8:30-5:30
  • Friday, November 9: exhibits open 8:30-5:30
  • Saturday, November 10: exhibits open 9:00-11:00


FINAL DAY BOOK SALE (AESA FUNDRAISER)

After the exhibit hall closes on Saturday, AESA conducts a book sale for attendees as a fundraiser. Publishers are asked to donate the books that were on display to help with the cause.


SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

We strongly recommend that you enclose a conference discount form for your books so that you can monitor sales to AESA members. Also, please include a detailed packing list in each of your boxes.

The Hyatt Regency Greenville will store your packages a maximum of 3 days prior to your arrival, so please be certain that your shipment arrives no earlier than Monday, November 5, 2018.

Please observe the following instructions to ensure proper handling of your meeting materials. Each item should be clearly marked with the following:

  1. your organization name and “AESA conference 2018”
  2. hold for arrival 11/7/2018
  3. ATTN: Chris Myers/AESA Exhibits
  4. c/o Hyatt Regency Greenville
    220 North Main Street
    Greenville, SC 29601
  5. Package ___ of ___

The Hyatt Regency Greenville has limited storage space available. Packages will be accepted up to three days prior to your scheduled event. Anything arriving more than three days prior will not be accepted and consequently returned to sender.


RETURN SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

For those exhibitors who plan to have a representative attend the conference and wish to have any books or display material returned to their office, you will need to make arrangements with the shipping department at the Hyatt Regency Greenville. Please contact Keri Rounsavall, Event Manager, Hyatt Regency Greenville, 220 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601.
(864-298-2439; keri.rounsavall@hyatt.com).

Please note that AESA staff is not able to pack and return shipments to publishers.


QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

Please direct questions and comments to:

Chris Myers, Exhibit Hall Coordinator
Myers Education Press
P.O. Box 424, Gorham, ME 04038

cell: 646-436-4685 (can be reached on site using this number)
email: c.myers@myersedpress.com

SEE YOU IN GREENVILLE!!

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