Call for 2021 Annual Meeting Q&A Facilitators – Sign Up Now

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AERA is inviting you to serve as a Q&A facilitator for the 2021 AERA Virtual Annual Meeting. The Q&A facilitator is a new role established for Virtual Meeting sessions where a sizable number of attendees is anticipated. The role, as implied, is to monitor Q&A and synthesize or select questions submitted by attendees and present them when called upon by the session chair. We are creating this role for the virtual meeting to support a dynamic session when attendance runs high.

We estimate that we will need to assemble a team of approximately 150 Q&A facilitators to cover approximately 500 sessions, including a number of prominent lectures. We see this as a function that needs to be staffed. Therefore, AERA will pay those who take on this task.

We are seeking to identify persons who are ideally willing to do 5 sessions for $150. If you are willing to participate but cannot commit to 5, we will pay the prorated amount of $30 per session. In staffing for this function, we much prefer 5 so that the size of the Q&A facilitator team is as manageable as possible in the midst of a virtual meeting.

We hope the task and the payment will be enticing. This is a great opportunity for further engagement in virtual meeting activities. Facilitators will be assigned to sessions, to the greatest extent possible, based on their interests and expertise. Preference will be given to graduate students and early career doctorates. We encourage you to sign up to be a Q&A Facilitator. To do so, you must be

  • a 2021 AERA member (if you are not a current member you can join now )
  • registered to attend the 2021 Virtual Annual Meting
  • available between 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for at least two days (Friday – Monday) during the Annual Meeting

Please use the link below to sign-up by March 30. If you are selected to join our team of Q&A Facilitators, we will notify you by April 3. If you have questions about this opportunity email and include “Q&A Facilitator” in the subject line.

Q&A Facilitator Sign-up:

If you have an interest in being selected, please sign-up as soon as possible. We will be reviewing applications as they come in, as we want to complete our roster of Q&A facilitators as early next week as we can manage.

We hope this opportunity signals our commitment to support presenters and attendees in sessions that we anticipate will have a very large turnout. We are turning to you our members as we think you will in particular value and appreciate why we have added this function and role in virtual space.