Association for the Advancement of Educational Research International

Est. 1998

Bridging Educational Practice and Discipline Through Research



Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

November 6 – 9, 2018, Sanibel Island, Florida




The 2018 National Conference of the AAERI will be held at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa on Nov. 6– 9, 2018.  Your registration provides all breakfasts and lunches on the three conference days, Wednesday through Friday, a President’s reception on Wednesday evening and an optional dinner cruise on Thursday evening which costs an extra $64.00 per person.


To experience the informative conference and the exciting amenities make sure you register early, by June 15, 2018, not later than September 30, 2018. Also, you are encouraged to submit a proposal for presentation at the Annual AAERI meeting.  This proposal can be in any of five formats: a paper session, a roundtable, a symposium, a discussion group, or a poster session. See enclosed information about the call for proposals, conference fees, and registration.


About the Hotel

During the long months between the start of school and the end of the year, have you thought about finding a warm, friendly and responsive group of highly educated researchers who wish to share their stimulating research in meeting rooms and around the swimming pools? Why not relax after the meetings by observing the beautiful sunsets from rooms overlooking the intercostal waterway, hiking on the expansive nature trails, enjoying the luxurious spa, or the Jacuzzi, or by playing tennis on one of 6 clay tennis courts?


The Sanibel Marriott is an 87-acre island resort at the entry to Sanibel and Captiva Islands.  The Hotel is 45 minutes by taxi, Uber, or rental car on a four-lane highway from the Fort Myers International Airport. The Sanibel houses four restaurants, including a steakhouse and a second-floor deck overlooking the pools and the intercostal waterway. Whether in a meeting room or having breakfast, this is the perfect atmosphere to spawn the exchange of research ideas or engage in informal discussion.  The Sanibel Island beaches are among the best for shelling and for sunbathing. Pictures of the Hotel and resort are attached to the end of this call for papers. The outdoor temperature in November is around the 80’s.


The conference rate for the hotel room is $149 per night. If you wish to extend your stay at the conference rate, contact the hotel at the time of registration. Hotel reservation by must be received on or before 5 PM, Monday, October 15, 2018.


The Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

17260 Harbour Pointe Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908

(239) 446-4000.


What makes this conference special is that your registration fee includes three breakfasts in the indoor or outdoor restaurant and three lunches with distinguished speakers.  It also includes opportunities for fascinating 20-minute presentations by facilitators who provide a breadth of knowledge and receptive atmospheres. Further, the dinner cruise, at an additional $64.00 per person, on the Marriott Princess Yacht on Thursday evening is a memorable experience and a great time to network.


The progressive mission of AAERI is to encourage the growth of educational research in all fields and to provide a bridge for inquiry, discovery, and findings across all disciplines. This international conference is uniquely different from other larger conferences.  The reflective and congenial atmosphere that AAERI provides ensures the opportunity for both intellectual growth and networking. Whether you present or attend, you will want to return each year and encourage your colleagues to participate, as I have since I joined the AAERI.


The AAERI annual conference provides an opportunity to learn from leading scholars and to engage in stimulating discussions with experts from around the United States and the world. On behalf of the AAERI Executive Board, I extend a friendly invitation for you to join the 2018 Annual AAERI Conference and be a part of an organization that is making a difference.


Sherwood Thompson, Ed. D.


Executive Director and CEO