Annual Meeting


The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Education Research Association (LERA) will be held March 10-11, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome 2350 W Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70506

LERA is seeking proposals for presentations about the impactful research that is taking place all over the state. All stakeholders in education (including college and university faculty/staff, undergraduate and graduate students, PK-12 educators and administrators, and policymakers) are invited to submit proposals for paper sessions and to join us at the annual meeting.

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals for Paper Sessions

To submit a proposal, go to the LERA proposal submission form. All proposals must be submitted electronically no later than Sunday, February 13th, 2022. Proposals consist of a 500-word maximum summary. All proposals are blind reviewed. Submission of a proposal is a professional commitment to present at the conference. Acceptance status will be e-mailed on or before February 18th, 2022. Authors of accepted presentations are required to pre-register for the conference in order to remain on the program.

Conference Registration Information

Registration is required of all participants and guests. Details about online registration will be sent with acceptance decisions in early February. Registration may also be completed on-site ($10.00 higher on-site). Registration gives you access to all sessions and social events during the conference as well as an automatic one-year membership in LERA, which includes a one-year subscription to Research Issues in Contemporary Education (RICE).

LERA 2022 Conference Registration Fees

Before March 4: Full Professional LERA Member $65; Student LERA Member $40

At the Door: Full Professional LERA Member $75; Student LERA Member $50

Conference Registration tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door on our Eventbrite page at

Hotel Registration Information

For those who require overnight accommodations, the Hilton Garden Inn has reserved a block of rooms for conference participants until February 17, 2022 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. Information about reserving a room in the hotel block will be sent with acceptance decisions in early February.

Outstanding Paper Awards

Each year, two awards are given as part of the annual conference: The Rayma Harchar Outstanding Research Paper Award and the LERA Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper Award. Selection is based on the quality of the written paper, and criteria for judging will be made available upon notification of acceptance of the proposal.

The recipient of the Rayma Harchar Outstanding Research Paper Award will have the paper published in Research Issues in Contemporary Research (RICE), and is invited to present the paper at the following year’s Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The recipient also receives reimbursement up to a maximum of $500 to support travel to this meeting.

Any paper whose principal author is a current graduate student or a student who completed a thesis or dissertation in 2021 that was submitted in partial fulfillment of degree requirements at a college or university in Louisiana will be eligible for the LERA Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award. The recipient of this award will be invited to submit the paper for publication in RICE.

To be considered for either award, the completed paper must be submitted using the award submission portal on or before February 18, 2022. Papers submitted for either award will be evaluated on the following criteria: (a) subject/problem, (b) research design or procedure, (c) results, (d) findings and discussion, and (e) mechanics. Announcements of awards are made at the Friday session of the annual LERA meeting. Papers must not exceed 25 pages.

If you have questions or require additional information, you can visit the LERA website or email the Program Committee at