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Annual Meeting

Solving the Puzzle Together: Making Research Connections for Successful Education in Louisiana

LERA's Annual Meeting is a professional forum for the sharing of research findings, discussions of methodology and best practices, and networking with colleagues, just to name a few. Typically, the two-day meeting is held each spring.

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held March 5-6, 2020, at the Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette - Cajundome in Lafayette, LA.
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All registration rates include an annual membership. Please note that these rates apply to attendees who participate in one or both days of the Annual Meeting; we do not offer single-day rates. Card and check payments will be accepted; in addition to cards and checks, cash payments will be accepted on-site.

Through January 30
After January 30
Professional Member Rate $65 $75
Student Member Rate $40 $50

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A limited block of rooms has been reserved for Annual Meeting attendees. The block rate is $94 plus applicable taxes. Reservations made be made online below or by telephone at 337.291.1977.

Online Reservations

Each year, two awards are given as part of the annual conference: The Rayma Harchar
Outstanding Research Paper Award and the LERA Outstanding Graduate Student
Research Paper Award. Selection is based on the quality of the written paper, and criteria for
judging will be made available upon notification of acceptance of the proposal.

The recipient of the Rayma Harchar Outstanding Research Paper Award will have the paper
published in Research Issues in Contemporary Research (RICE), and is invited to present the
paper at the following year’s Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research
Association (AERA). The recipient also receives reimbursement up to a maximum of $500 to
support travel to this meeting.

Any paper whose principal author is a current graduate student or a student who completed a
thesis or dissertation in 2018 that was submitted in partial fulfillment of degree requirements
at a college or university in Louisiana will be eligible for the LERA Outstanding Graduate
Student Paper Award. The recipient of this award will be invited to submit the paper for
publication in RICE.

To be considered for either award, the completed paper must be submitted as an e-mail
attachment to the awards chair, Amanda Mayeaux at amayeaux@louisiana.edu on or before
January 20, 2020. Papers submitted for either award will be evaluated on the following
criteria: (a) subject/problem, (b) research design or procedure, (c) results, (d) findings and
discussion, and (e) mechanics. Announcements of awards are made at the Friday session of the
annual LERA meeting. Papers must not exceed 25 pages.

Visit Archives for information on past winners.