Upcoming Meeting

2022 Annual Meeting - San Diego, CA
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

April 21-24, 2022

Conference Theme:
Turn the Page – The Next Chapter for Educational Measurement

The past year and a half did not take it easy on anyone. Each of us has been affected professionally and some of us personally by the pandemic, school closures, racism, a contested election and, for a brief moment, the prospect of civil war. Add to this uncommon brew the now common suspicion that standardized testing does less to expose inequality than it does to worsen it, and it is no surprise that many in our profession have spent the last 18 months in survival mode.

Now as the end of this traumatic chapter of our history draws near, let’s seize this opportunity to reboot. Let’s give serious thought to who we are and how we came to be that way. From our founding thinkers to the new voices who will lead the next chapter of educational measurement, how are we showing up in 2021? We no longer need to worry about disrupting established practice; that’s already happened. Now we decide what’s next, and we do so with diversity and inclusivity as our animating goal. 

Program and Conference Platform

A PDF version of the program is available here and Pathable Conference platform will be available April 4. Come back for more information at those times!


Please be sure to pick up your badge at the Convention Center prior to coming to sessions/events at the Westin Gaslamp. The San Diego Convention Center is located at 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. Registration is located in Hall C at the San Diego Convention Center, Ground Level
On-site registration hours are as follows:
Wednesday, April 20: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 21-Monday, April 25: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration is now open, click here to visit the AERA website to register.  All registration services will be provided by ExpoLogic.  To obtain help with your registration, please contact Registration Support at aerameetings@expologic.com or call (800) 893-7950 or (484) 751-5136.

Members:  Please wait one (1) week after renewing your membership to register for the Annual Meeting.  The membership database is manually updated every week.

Early bird registration ends March 15, 2022.

Speakers:  Due to constraints of the virtual platform, we request all speakers register for the NCME Annual Meeting by March 17, 2022. This includes all paper presenters, panelists, training session presenters, moderators, discussants, chairs, etc. 

Cancellation Policy:  Registration fees and/or Professional Development course fees will be refunded, less a $25 service charge, if a written request is received at the Registration Bureau by March 20, 2022. Written requests can be e-mailed to aerameetings@expologic.com or faxed to 866-518-9751. NCME regrets that refunds for registration and Professional Development courses will not be made after March 20, 2022. It is the policy that registration is not transferable. For questions, call 800-893-7950 or 484-751-5136 or email aerameetings@expologic.com.


Registration must be completed before access to the housing portal can be obtained.  The NCME Annual Meeting will be held at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.

Health & Safety

NCME will be following the same policies as AERA.  
As part of the entry requirements for the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting, all attendees must be FULLY VACCINATED (including booster if eligible) to attend in person. The masking requirement will remain in place unless guidance from public health authorities leading up to the Annual Meeting recommends that the AERA Council revisit the Executive Board's policy.

All place-based attendees will need to upload their vaccination card through the CLEAR App on your smartphone.  For more information, visit AERA's Proof of Vaccination and Masking Required to Attend in San Diego Policies.

President's Message:

2022 Annual Meeting Update 1.13.22
2022 Annual Meeting Program Now Available 1.25.22