Association for the Advancement of Educational Research International

Est. 1998

Bridging Educational Practice and Discipline Through Research


Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

November 11 - 13, 2020, Sanibel Island, Florida


The 2020 International Conference of the AAERI will be held at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa on Nov. 11 - 13, 2020.   Your registration provides continental 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 $78.00 per person.

To experience the informative conference and the exciting amenities make sure you register early, by May 30, 2020, and not later than October 15, 2020. 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

The 2020 AAERI Conference will be held on November 11 - 13, 2020 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, FL. AAERI has a block of rooms in the Sanibel Tower. One way to ensure that all conference guests are staying in the same tower is to book your room early. A credit card will hold your room under the AAERI booking block of rooms. October 15, 2020 is the last day to book under the AAERI special block rates. Please ask about cancellation policy at the time of your reservation.

Individual reservations can be called into at 1-800-228-9290 and reference the AAERI 2020 Conference and can also be made by using the link below. The nightly Resort Fee has been discounted to $10.00 per night and the nightly Self Parking Fee has been waived for your group. Attendees must book reservations within the group block by October 9, 2020, to receive these special concessions and group rate. Please be advised, when booking reservations, guests will be made aware of our normal nightly Resort Fee of $25.00 and Self Parking Fee of $12.00 but, again, these fees have been discounted and waived for the AAERI 2020 Conference.

Event Summary:

AAERI 2020 Conference

If you want to come early and stay after the conference, the start date will be: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and the end date will be Friday, November 13, 2020.

Last Day to Book: Friday, October 9, 2020

Hotel(s) offering the AAERI special group rate:

  • Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa for $155.00 USD per night

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.

Contact: The Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

17260 Harbour Pointe Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908


What makes this conference special is that your registration fee includes three contential  breakfasts in the indoor or outdoor restaurant and three lunches with distinguished speakers.  It also includes opportunities for fascinating interacive presentations by facilitators who provide a breadth of knowledge and receptive atmospheres. Further, the dinner cruise, at an additional $78.00 per person, on the Marriott Princess luxury 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 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 2020 Annual AAERI Conference and be a part of an organization that is making a difference.

Doris Thompson, Ed. D.


Executive Director and CEO