AEFP 42nd Annual Conference

Education Policy and Research in the Post-Obama Era

Marriott Wardman Park - Washington, D.C
March 16-18, 2017

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

Chair

This year, to increase time for audience participation, we are eliminating the discussant role. Chairs will help to initiate and facilitate discussion. Chairs will read papers in advance and ask a few questions of the panel to get the conversation started. Chairs are not expected (in fact, are expected not!) to have slides to accompany their questions.

Paper Presentation

Do I need to be a member to present? When do I need to register for the conference?
Only members registered for the conference may present. Please register by February 15, 2017 for the conference - including a current membership - to assure your paper will be included in the printed program. Please visit aefpweb.org for more information regarding membership and conference registration.

How much time will I have for my paper presentation?
Sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes on Thursday/Friday, and 1 hour 15 minutes on Saturday. Sessions include 3 or 4 papers. The expectation is that each paper presentation will take approximately 15 minutes, with time for audience questions.  The session chair will determine the precise time allocations.

Do I need to provide a copy of my paper?
Yes, you need to provide a copy of your paper if you are paper presenter.  Please upload a copy to the website by March 1, so chairs and audience members have an opportunity for review (papers containing restricted information should be sent directly to chairs rather than uploaded). Papers not provided to chairs by March 1 are at risk of being removed from the printed program, unless you contact us with a valid reason.

What audiovisual equipment will be provided?  
All rooms will have LCD projectors and screens, and this year, laptops, although session rooms will not have internet connections. Please work with your chair and other session participants to determine how best to get your presentations on the room's computer (you may opt to use your own computer, although it's not recommended if at all possible).

What if I have to cancel?

  • We are planning on a terrific conference. Last minute cancellations hurt the other participants in the session.  So, please cancel early if you think you will not be able to make it.
  • E-mail Angie Hull, Executive Director, at info@aefpweb.org.
  • Please do not be a no-show.  Please contact us in advance if changes are needed.

Additional questions? E-mail Angie Hull, Executive Director, at info@aefpweb.org.

Poster Presentation

Do I need to be a member to present? When do I need to register for the conference?
Only current AEFP members registered for the conference may present. Please register by February 15, 2017 for the conference—including a current membership—to assure your poster will be included in the printed program. Please visit aefpweb.org for more information regarding membership and conference registration.

What can I expect from the poster session?
A poster session provides one-on-one feedback on your research; AEFP’s Board of Directors/nominees and senior scholars are formal poster session discussants. So, you may wish to have a few copies of the full paper available for interested parties, or upload your paper sometime before the conference. The session is well-attended and quite interactive and lively.

When can I set up?
The poster sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday mornings in the Exhibit Hall, Exhibition Level. You may pick up your board at the registration desk anytime during registration hours (Wednesday 3-5 p.m., Thursday and Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m). You can set up and store your board at registration as well. Your spot(s) will be assigned by the number assigned in the printed program. Please plan to take your poster with you immediately following the session, or your poster may be discarded.

What materials should I bring?
AEFP will provide a 32" x 40" black foam core board available for pick-up anytime throughout the conference that the registration table is open, or in the poster room just before the sessions. Although AEFP will provide some fasteners, please plan to bring your own fastening materials (thumbtacks, glue, tape, etc). The easels will be provided and numbered by hotel/AEFP staff prior to the event..

Your poster will be viewed from a distance of more than three feet; your lettering should be comparable (about 1 inch high for headers). Arranging information from left to right is helpful for readers. Posters are usually presented horizontally, though this is not required.

What if I have to cancel?

  • The poster session is the large, and materials are costly. So, please cancel early if you think you will not be able to make it.
  • E-mail Angie Hull, Executive Director, at info@aefpweb.org.
  • Please do not be a no-show.  Please contact us in advance if changes are needed.

Additional questions? E-mail Angie Hull, Executive Director, at info@aefpweb.org.