Get Involved

During Academic Year
At the Conference

There are many ways to get involved in NEERO, some of the most straightforward ways includes sharing information about the NEERO conference to colleagues and students or preparing a conference proposal.


There are many opportunities to help out at the Annual Conference including volunteering to read proposals, or becoming a session chair or discussant.  Want to be even more hands on?  Stop by the registration desk to see how you can help out.


On the Board

The NEERO Board is comprised of a variety of roles and positions that work together to steer the organization, including planning and implementing the Annual Conference. Roles within the Board are elected positions. Contact us if you'd like to learn more. Meanwhile, here are the open positions on the Board. Please nominate yourself or others.

Membership Director

The Membership Director is responsible for overseeing and managing all communications between the Board and the larger NEERO community of educational researchers. He/she builds content in the organization’s communication platform and fields inquiries through NEERO’s official email account. During the conference, the Membership Director manages the registration table and oversees the online evaluation. Please note that the Membership Director is expected to attend four Board meetings during the year and to attend the annual conference. The position requires approximately 10 hours per month with the exception of the month preceding and leading up to the annual event. 


Human Development & Learning Strand Leader

Strand leaders are responsible for managing the Peer Review process in a particular content area. The NEERO Board welcomes either an individual researcher or a set of colleagues who are interested in collaborating on this work. Please note that the Strand Leader is expected to attend four Board meetings during the year and to attend the annual conference. As this work aligns with the proposal review process, significant time is required in November and December of each year. 

RI State Representative

In collaboration with the Membership Director, State Representatives are responsible for communicating with and recruiting educational researchers from their respective state. The State Representative is expected to disseminate the Call for Proposals and to encourage peers, colleagues, and graduate/undergraduate students to submit proposals for review. Please note that State Representatives are expected to attend the annual conference and to serve as NEERO ambassadors.