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NEERO 2022 Conference: Expanding Equity in Educational Research
Apr 06, 9:00 AM EDT – Apr 08, 3:00 PM EDT
Sheraton Portsmouth, Harborside Hotel,
250 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA

General Information

NEERO 2022 Conference "Expanding Equity in Educational Research"

As a global community, we continue to grapple with ongoing and persistent crises including the COVID-19 pandemic, institutionalized and systemic racism, climate change, and social and economic disparities that manifest in and out of education. As a research community, we call on educational researchers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers, to rise up and leverage their expertise to identify, critique, and respond to inequities in education, and expand equity in and through educational research. 

A vital aspect to this work is providing a forum for novice and expert researchers, policy makers, practitioners, community organizers, and activists to come together to share research and engage in critical dialogue. 


Conference Information

The NEERO 2022 Conference will include: invited keynote speakers and panels; accepted paper, poster, research-in-progress roundtable and symposium presentations; awards presentation; business meeting; and informal gatherings and opportunities to connect with fellow conference participants.


Conference Registration Fees

  • Professional Early Registration (through March 6, 2022): $150

  • Professional Regular Registration (beginning March 7, 2022): $200

  • Student & Retired/Emeritus Early Registration (through March 6, 2022): $75

  • Student & Retired/Emeritus Regular Registration (beginning March 7, 2022): $100

  • Membership Only (no conference attendance): $25

NEERO will follow health and safety guidelines for the in-person conference. All NEERO 2022 conference attendees will be required to confirm vaccination status and/or negative COVID-19 test results prior to attending the in-person conference. More details to follow. 



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Early Career Achievement

The purpose of the award, established in 2012 in memory of Dr. Kim Fries, is to recognize the work of NEERO members who have demonstrated distinction in the early part of their professional careers.

Nominations at due by February 1, 2022.

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John Schmitt Award

Outstanding Research at the Graduate Level

This award is presented for outstanding research at the graduate level. To be eligible the candidate must be an individual presenting at the NEERO Annual Conference who is currently enrolled in an advanced degree program, OR who is presenting a paper-based upon a thesis or dissertation that was completed during his or her graduate study in the past year.

Nominations at due by February 1, 2022.

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Best Paper

The James J. Rubovits award honors the best paper presented during the NEERO annual conference.  All attendees can nominate a paper during the conference, and winners are notified before the following year's conference.

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Charlie Depascale Scholarship for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Scholarship

NEW! Charlie DePascale Scholarship for Graduate Students: Established in 2020 to celebrate Dr. Charlie DePascale's contributions to NEERO and lifelong commitment to supporting emerging researchers, the Charlie DePascale scholarship will be awarded to two graduate students who actively attend the NEERO 2021 Annual Meeting. Selected individuals will be granted a non-cash award for the conference fee to attend the subsequent Annual Meeting.


NEERO group rate (available through March 7, 2022): $169/night, double occupancy, excluding tax

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Contact NEERO

If you have any trouble registering for the NEERO 2022 Conference, please email