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Do You Have Questions?

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Do I need to be a NEERO Member to submit a proposal?

No, you do not need to be a NEERO member to submit a proposal. If your proposal is accepted, membership will be included in the cost of conference registration.

What is the deadline for the 2023 Annual Meeting Submission?

November 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.

Does my submission have to be related to the conference?

No, NEERO encourages submissions related to the theme, but as always, accepts proposals for all areas of educational research.

What is the difference between an individual session format and a symposium?

For the INDIVIDUAL SESSION FORMAT, you can submit to present in one of three different formats: PAPER, RESEARCH IN PROGRESS ROUNDTABLE, or POSTER.
A SYMPOSIUM consists of an integrated set of presentations related to the same topic. This format is especially well suited to partnerships among K-12 schools, universities, and/or private institutions. A symposium should include at least three, but no more than five presentations. Symposium organizers are responsible for naming their own chair and discussant, if that is the format their symposium will take.

What is the word count for a paper proposal or symposium?

  • 15 words or fewer per title.

  • 200 words or fewer per abstract.

  • 1,500 words or fewer per INDIVIDUAL uploaded proposal (with no author identification), not including references.

  • 2,000 words of fewer per SYMPOSIUM uploaded proposal (with no author identification), not including references.

  • References, tables, charts, graphs, images, and figures should be added to the end of the paper and do not count towards the word count.

How do I submit for a poster or roundtable?

Select paper, poster, or roundtable under “submission format”.

Should I include author identification in my upload files?

No. Author identification should not be included for any abstract, paper, or session submissions.

How many times can I be listed as participoant in the program?

Each individual can be listed as a presenter a total of three times in the program.

Is there a limit on the number of co-authors on paper?

No. There is no limit for co-authors listed as long as they all contributed to the research. All authors are not required to present at the conference if the proposal is accepted.

What do I do if I forgot to add my co-author?

Prior to the submission deadline you can log in and edit your submission, including adding co-authors.

Do I need to use a specific format or style, such as APA?

NEERO recommends but does not require, use of APA formatting for headings and references.

Why was my submission removed (denied) from consideration?

  • Submissions are removed from consideration if you submit a full paper as a proposal (e.g., submitting any proposal beyond the word limit including complete dissertations and full papers that exceed the proposal word limit).

  • Submissions are removed from consideration if the uploaded files include author identifying information.

  • Submissions are removed from consideration if you submit an image of your poster without the required written summary.

When should I expect a decision on your proposal?

You will be notified of a decision on your proposal no later than January 6th 2023.

If my proposal is accepted, what do I need to do next?

  1. Confirm that you plan to present your paper at the NEERO conference by RSVPing via OpenConf by Friday, January 30, 2023.

  2.  Submit your full paper via OpenConf by Wednesday, April 19th, 2023. Prepare your presentation according to the specified format.

If my proposal is accepted, why was proposal moved to a different presentation format

Proposals are often moved from a paper presentation to a roundtable if the research presented is a work in progress, rather than research with substantiated findings (even preliminary) at the time the proposal is submitted.

If my proposal is accepted, will it appear in the NEERO program.

Only proposals that were accepted and whose authors RSVP indicating that they plan to present at the NEERO conference will appear in the program.

If my proposal is accepted for a paper session, when is the full paper due?

If your proposal is accepted, full papers must be uploaded in OpenConf by April 19, 2023.

If I encounter difficulty with OpenConf, who should I contact?

For general questions regarding the NEERO 2023 conference, please contact Vice President & Conference Chair, Dr. Jessica York at or through the OpenConf website by clicking, Email Chair.

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