Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting


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The 2024 Annual Meeting and Writing Retreat of the Louisiana Education Research Association (LERA)

March 5-8, 2024

 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

620  McKinley St., Lafayette, LA 70504

Conference Registration Information

Registration is required of all participants and guests and can be accessed here; the details are included in the table below and will be included with acceptance decisions, which will be emailed by February 12, 2024. On-site registration is $10.00 higher than early registration. Registration gives you access to all sessions and social events during the conference.

LERA 2023 Conference Registration Dates and Fees
From January 15 – March 4 March 5-8
Full Professional $65 $75
Student $40 $50

Hotel/Lodging Registration Information

For those who require overnight accommodations, two options are available: the Hilton Garden Inn and the La Quinta by Wyndham Lafayette Oil Center reserved a block of rooms for conference participants until February 25, 2024, 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.

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 (2025) 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 2023 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 16, 2024. 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 [email protected].