AERA 2019 Recap

We had a wonderful AERA 2019 in Toronto, Canada! Thank you to the entire SIG membership for your sustained engagement and contributions throughout the conference, which made it such a huge success. We are fortunate to have such a welcoming, committed, and dynamic SIG! Although it is difficult to summarize all the terrific things that happened, below you can find some of the highlights from the annual meeting. We look forward to seeing all of you at AERA 2020 in San Francisco, CA, for another rewarding experience!

Pictures – Click on this link to see photos from the conference! Here is a sampling of photos from the hundreds of pics:

SIG Dinner and Social – We had a fun and delicious SIG Dinner and Social together at the Walrus Pub and Beer Hall!

SIG Business Meeting and Student Awards – We had a lively Business Meeting and Reception (see business meeting slides). Congratulations to Cora Parrisius for the Paul Pintrich award and the other graduate student travel award recipients!

MotSIG Program – Thank you to Jen Schmidt for putting together an intellectually stimulating and dynamic program of sessions. A schedule to all our affiliated sessions can be found here.

Special invited session – It’s About Time: Giving Serious Consideration to Race, Culture, and Equity in Motivation Scholarship. We thank Jamaal Mathews, Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ronnel King, Ellen Usher, and Akane Zusho for discussing their compelling experiences with and recommendations for centering race, culture, and equity into motivation research. Here is a  video recording of the session (link to entire video gallery).

      Our Early Career Researcher Co-Chairs hosted two well-attended events: the second-annual Motivation SIG Early Career Researcher Happy Hour and a professional development workshop geared towards ECRs, called “Grant Writing for Motivation Research: A Guide for Early-Career Researchers.”

      Our Graduate Student Co-Chairs and Committee organized mentor relationships for first-time attending graduate students, “conversation with a researcher” events, and the first-ever in-progress research and networking session. All of these were highly successful!