NERA Webinar Proposal Information and Form



The mission of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) is to encourage and promote educational research. The NERA Webinar series supports this mission by -


  • providing high-quality and informative lectures in webinar format year-round,

  • offering professional development opportunities to benefit NERA members including those who may not be able to attend the annual conference,

  • serving as a mechanism to attract new members, and

  • helping to increase NERA's visibility with multiple audiences, including graduate students.



A listing of past webinars is online.



NERA members with an interest in contributing to educational programming are encouraged to propose webinars at any time. Webinars can be delivered at any time of year, including summer. As a webinar presenter, you can gain visibility for your research, add an accomplishment to your CV, and enhance your professional network.



Webinars typically focus on scholarly research in education or offer professional development; accordingly, webinar proposals must clearly relate to topics of interest to NERA membership. Scholarly proposals must address issues, raise important questions, solve problems, or provide practical knowledge to advance research and practice in education and related sub-disciplines.



While webinar lengths can vary, they generally last one hour (e.g., a presentation of 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions). Webinar presenters are responsible for creating presentation slides and/or other materials (Powerpoint, Prezi, Beamer, etc.) and presenting at a mutually agreed-on date and time, while NERA will manage webinar registration and delivery, and will promote webinars through email and social media. As NERA is a volunteer-based organization, NERA cannot compensate webinar presenters for webinar development and delivery.



*** Please note that NERA will not accept webinar proposals intended to promote commercial products or services. ***



Directions for Submitting Webinar Proposals:
Individuals interested in proposing a webinar should complete the proposal form below in full and click to submit the electronic form.



Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and presenters will be notified within 30 days of submission.



For more information or questions regarding webinar proposals, please contact April Zenisky, NERA President.

First Name:  (Required)
Last Name:  (Required)
Email:  (Required)

Title of Proposed Webinar
(Word limit: 20)

Key Takeaways for Proposed Webinar (Provide the 2-3 key points the audience will take away from this session and be able to put into use)
(Word limit: 150)

Abstract describing the content and goals of this session in approximately 100 words

Who will benefit the most from attending this session?
(Word limit: 40)

Estimated length (select one)
Choose 1
Speaker(s) name, title, affiliation (At least one webinar presenter must be a NERA member)

Preferred day and time for webinar delivery (e.g., Mondays, 3-4pm)
Please enter the letters you see in the image above


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