|8 - 12 September 2024
|University of Manchester, UK
|British Educational Research Association (BERA)
For educational researchers the BERA Annual Conference is an important date in their professional year. It provides the opportunity to:
- network with existing colleagues
- support new colleagues at the start of their careers
- establish the beginnings of new collaborations
- exchange ideas with like-minded colleagues; and sometimes more profitably, with non-like-minded colleagues
- make new links with potential publishers or funders
- learn about research outside your own area and investigate possible connections
- indulge in discussions of ‘blue sky’ research that reminds you why you are a researcher
Seasoned BERA delegates could probably add several more reasons of their own as to why they return but for most it is about being part of a community of researchers. A community that is dynamic and changes over time; not just in terms of its members but in the way it does things. Participating in a vibrant conference is one way of making sure that you contribute to that change.
The World Education Research Association (WERA) is an association of national, regional, and international specialty research associations aimed at advancing education research as a scientific and scholarly field. Established on April 18, 2009 in San Diego, California. WERA aims to undertake initiatives that are global in nature and thus transcend what any one association can accomplish in its own country, region, or area of specialization. Member associations are resolved to work together to address such issues as building capacity and interest in education research, advancing education research policies and practices, and promoting the use and application of education research around the world.
Each year, WERA holds a Focal Meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of a WERA member association. Focal Meetings consist of a strand of paper and symposia sessions, lectures, and other substantive activities focusing on issues of significance to education research through a world-wide perspective. Research that is comparative, cross-cultural, international, or transnational in conceptualization, scope, or design is emphasized.