Previous AERA Meetings

 


AERA 2018: New York, NY

Overview of the AERA MotSIG Program – Hadley Solomon has put together a quick guide to all of the SIG-sponsored AERA sessions: https://goo.gl/Vi1WyP (also attached). We hope you will add these special SIG events to your Saturday calendar.

a.       Saturday2:15-3:45 p.m.: Invited Session – “Challenging Motivation Theories: Invited Perspectives of Early Career Researchers” – Four highly productive early career scholars will share what they find most exciting and challenging about the current state of motivation research (Fani Lauermann, DeLeon Gray, Elizabeth Canning, and Carlton Fong). Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia will serve as discussant and will guide the audience and panelists in a discussion about where our field is heading. Location: Millennium Broadway New York Times Square, Room 4.11. Note that this session is concurrent with Reinhard Pekrun’s Div. C Scribner award address, which will likely be video-recorded.

b.       Saturday4:05-6:05 p.m.: Commemorative Session – “Culture, Context, and Meaning: Honoring Marty Maehr’s Contributions to the Field of Achievement Motivation”– This commemoration session brings together Marty Maehr’s students and colleagues to share and discuss his forward theoretical thinking and empirical work on the roles of culture, context, and meaning-making in motivation in educational settings. Presenters include Eric Anderman, Tim Urdan, Akane Zusho, Avi Kaplan, Dennis McInerney, and Julianne Turner. Location: Millennium Broadway New York Times Square, Room 5.08.

c.       Saturday6:30-7:55 p.m.: SIG Business Meeting and Student Awards – Our annual business meeting, which precedes the social event, will be held from 6:15-7:45 p.m.(Saturday, April 14) at the Marriott Marquis hotel At this meeting, we will announce our student award winners, notable SIG activities and initiatives, and our newly-elected SIG leaders. Allan Wigfield will also offer a brief tribute to Marty Covington. If you have something to announce that would be of interest to the SIG (e.g., book, conference, other), please let me know, so that we can work that into our business meeting. ALL ARE WELCOME and encouraged to attend. This year the SIG will be forgoing catering at the SIG business meeting due to high costs in New York. Please feel free to bring a snack. Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Seventh Floor, Astor Ballroom (a 285-foot walk to Bowlmor Times Square, where we’ll head following).


AERA Happy Hour for Early Career SIG Members – Thanks to so many of you early career members for participating in our virtual get-togethers this week and last!  We really appreciate all of the suggestions and ideas you shared.  In the spirit of creating as many opportunities as possible for early career SIG members to meet and get to know one another, we’ve organized an informal happy hour in New York from 5:00-6:30 pm on Sunday, April 15 at Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, 121 W 45th St, (212-597-5126). Connolly’s is just a four-minute walk from the Millennium Broadway Hotel, which hopefully makes it a convenient location for many of you.  Please feel free to stop for as much (or as little) time as you’d like.  We look forward to hopefully seeing many of you there! Emily Rosenzweig and Alison Koenka, Early Career Committee Co-Chairs


MotSIG “Conversation with a Motivation Researcher” NYC Event –We're pleased to announce that all graduate students who expressed interest in attending a “Conversation with a Motivation Researcher” event in New York City will be able to participate. Groups will range from 4-6 students per researcher, and information regarding your researcher, group members, and location will be sent to you individually via email this week. Please note that the matching process gave priority to students who have not previously participated in the event. The pool of new attendees were selected in a random order and matched with their first choice. Returning attendees were then selected randomly and matched. As a result, students returning to the event may have been placed with their second or third choice. We would like to thank this year’s hosts: Kenn Barron, Jennifer Fredericks, Chris Hulleman, Erika Patall, Johnmarshall Reeve, Ann Renninger, and David Yeager. Our students are lucky! ~ Carly Champagne and Peter McPartlan, Grad Committee Co-Chairs


Register to attend the Annual SIG Dinner/Social – Our annual SIG Dinner/Social will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 8:00-10:00 p.m. at Bowlmor Times Square (222 W. 44th St). The cost for the event is $42. Our SIG leadership team worked very hard to find an affordable venue for this year’s social, and we are thrilled with the outcome (our last dinner in NY was twice this price). Our event will take place in a private lounge that accommodates 200 people. The lounge includes our own bar and buffet, fireplaces, sofas, billiards table, and 11 private bowling lanes. Please see this flyer for more information. To register, simply login to the AERA 2018 registration site and click on “Events (ALL).” See these step-by-step sign-up instructions: http://bit.ly/2H5xEya. Questions? Contact Marcus Johnson (marcus.johnson@uc.edu). 

 

 


AERA 2018 Motivation SIG Schedule: View the 2018 SIG conference program


SIG Business Meeting and Student Awards – Our annual business meeting, which precedes the social event, will be held from 6:15-7:45 p.m. (Saturday, April 14) at the Marriott Marquis hotel (a 285-foot walk to Bowlmor Times Square). Despite its boring name, our business meeting is actually a place to acknowledge our student members, our SIG activities, our newly-elected SIG leaders, and the activities of our SIG members. To that end, if you have something to announce that would be of interest to the SIG (e.g., book, conference, other), please let me know, so that we can work that into our business meeting. ALL ARE WELCOME and encouraged to attend.


Grad Student AERA News from Carly Champagne and Peter McPartlan (Grad Committee Co-Chairs)

 “Conversation with a Motivation Researcher” Event – Dear SIG Graduate Students - We are grateful to have the following senior researchers hosting small-group “conversations” with graduate students over breakfast or lunch in NYC: Jennifer Fredericks, Erika Patall, David Yeager, Chris Hulleman, Johnmarshall Reeve, Ann Renninger, and Kenn Barron. We hope you will enter your name for one of these highly sought-after events. To sign up, complete this survey by ranking your preferences by researcher, date, and time: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScq6wDdE5qNRg-NU8U9Ry6WbPiXLg5g9PM5OcKCAbRkqRc5tQ/viewform. Thank you!

- Motivation Mentor Program Sign-Up: Are you new to the Motivation SIG, or do you know someone who is? Are you a grad student (or recent grad) SIG veteran who wants to help others learn the ropes of AERA? Each year the Motivation SIG gives new students an opportunity to connect with other students who have previously attended AERA to get helpful tips navigating the conference and to build relationships with other students. Students are paired primarily based on research interests and will touch base before, during, and after the conference at their convenience. Guidelines will be provided to both mentors and mentees to guide your meetings. The program does not require a large time commitment, just a willingness to meet someone new! If you're interested in being a mentor OR mentee, please fill out this survey and you'll be notified of your match by April. We hope you'll consider participating.  Mentor Program Sign-up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7huQvv2pZ_FVa9h3ytWukASwBjy1p3mknFIwQ7ceKLN4bwA/viewform?usp=sf_link


NEW GRAD STUDENTS: First time going to AERA? –Find out what to know before you go! Next week our graduate student team will be hosting two “New-to-AERA Online Meetups” for students who are attending for the first time. We can help you (a) get your questions answered, (b) find out how our students get the most out of their experience, and (c) connect with students you're likely to see in New York. If you’re interested, please provide your name and email information to attend a pre-AERA online meetup on either April 9th or April 11th here: https://goo.gl/eN579Q. We will contact you with a meeting link and details soon.


AERA 2017: San Antonio, TX

Thanks to all for a great 2017 AERA meeting in San Antonio, Texas!

View the 2017 Business Meeting Presentation. This includes information about AERA submission/acceptance rates, financial report, graduate student committee report, and more.

Offer your feedback or suggestion for our SIG on this one-item form: https://goo.gl/forms/5OMj6kkwWRRVfOnH2.

View a repository of AERA MotSIG photos from San Antonio. You can even add your own.

Congratulations to 2017 Paul R. Pintrich Memorial Award Winner EunJin Seo (University of Texas at Austin) for her award-winning paper, coauthored with You-Kyung Lee and Erika Patall: “Achievement Goals Predict Not Only Levels of Intrinsic Motivation but Also Its Stability.” EunJin received a plaque and a $500 check.

Congratulations to the 16 Student Travel Award winners who had first-authored work accepted for presentation at AERA.

Graduate Student Motivation Mentor Program: Each year the Motivation SIG gives new students an opportunity to connect with other students who have previously attended AERA to get helpful tips navigating the conference and to build relationships with other students. Students were paired primarily based on research interests and guidelines were provided to both mentors and mentees to guide their meetings. We thank our 2017 mentors: Stuart Karabenick, Patrick Beymer, Emily Bovee, Shannon Brady, Ken Butler, Jeesoo Lee, You-kyung Lee, Amanda Radil, Emily Rosenzweig, and Jessica Vandenberg.  If you're interested in participating in the 2018 mentoring program, contact Carly Champagne: carlychampagne@gmail.com.

Lunch with a Motivation Researcher: This year, the six illustrious researchers who hosted lunches with selected graduate students are: Bernie Weiner, Judith Harackiewicz, Reinhard Pekrun, Mimi Bong, Julie Turner, and Akane Zusho. We thank these scholars for agreeing to have lunch!

View the 2017 SIG conference program

We would love your pictures of motivation researchers at AERA. Please send your pictures to our webmaster, calah.ford@uky.edu.


AERA 2016: Washington, DC

Thank you for a great 2016 AERA Conference in Washington, DC. Special thanks to Hefer Bembenutty for sharing great pics from our 2016 Motivation SIG Business Meeting and Social.