AEFP 47th Annual Conference

Assessing the Responses of Education Finance and Policy to the Dual Pandemic of COVID-19 and Racial Injustice

Hilton Denver City Center - Denver, Colorado
March 17-19, 2022

Dear AEFP Community,
We hope this note finds you well. After careful consideration, the AEFP Board of Directors has decided that we will host our 2022 conference as a place-based, in-person meeting in Denver, CO, March 17 – 19, 2022. With lower case numbers and greater vaccine availability, particularly for school-aged children, we are excited about getting back together as a community, and the number of conference proposals suggests you all are excited about this as well. Submission numbers were nearly back to where they were pre-pandemic, and a big majority of submitters expressed a preference for an in-person presentation or poster.
We will be taking precautions to keep conference attendees safe and comfortable with an in-person conference. Vaccines and masks will be required for all in-person conference attendees. We will also adhere to all local and federal guidelines regarding in-person gatherings. We will send more details on these procedures a little closer to the event.
Although we were excited to see so many people indicate their preference for a place-based, in-person event, we recognize that some members are not yet ready to attend an in-person meeting. We are offering two alternatives. First, we will be able to live-stream a few panel presentations in each time slot plus the general sessions for remote participants in the in-person meeting in March. Second, we will hold a virtual convening April 11 – 12, 2022 in which submitters who expressed a preference for a virtual presentation will present their work in a panel format, get feedback on their work, and connect with colleagues. The broader AEFP community will be invited to these presentations as well. Registration for either the March (in-person) or April (virtual) event will include access to the other event.
As with many decisions over the past year and a half, this one was difficult, and we appreciated input from the membership in making it. We believe the in-person conference paired with a follow-up virtual convening will best serve our members and offer multiple opportunities for engagement with colleagues – which is what we most value at AEFP!
People who submitted proposals by the November 8th deadline will be receiving specific communications regarding the conference shortly, so look for more details via email.
Please be assured that our members’ safety and health continue to drive our decisions, and we will do our best to center our members’ needs as we make plans. We are so grateful for our AEFP community, and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.
Katharine Strunk & Jason Grissom
Katharine Strunk, AEFP President
Jason Grissom, AEFP President-elect

Thank you for attending #AEFP2021

It was great ‘seeing’ all of you last week! Thank you for making AEFP your academic home and for making #AEFP2021 such a great conference. We appreciate your support and membership.

Congratulations and welcome to our new AEFP Board of Directors Members

  • Jason Grissom, President-elect
  • Anjali Adukia, Board member, at-large representative
  • Li Feng, Board member, at-large representative
  • Constance Lindsay, Board member, at-large representative
  • Jane Friesen, Board member, international representative
  • Shanna Ricketts, Board member, government representative

Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners

  • New Scholars – Danielle Edwards & Lena Shi
  • Jean Flanigan Dissertation Award Winner – Christine Mulhern
  • Jean Flanigan Dissertation Honorable Mentions – Riley Acton & Camila Morales
  • Early Career – Dominique Baker
  • AEFP-Center for University Excellence Applied Higher Education Finance & Policy Award Excellence – Sue Dynarski
  • Outstanding Service – Larry Picus