Frequently Asked Questions about the 2017 History of Education Society Conference
When does the online conference registration open?
September 1, 2017
When does the online conference registration close?
October 11, 2017
May I register onsite at the conference?
Yes, but the fee will be higher.
How do I register?
Go to the “Our Annual Meeting” tab on the History of Education Society website (https://www.historyofeducation.org/) and follow the instructions.
What does the registration fee cover?
The registration fee covers conference attendance.
Are meals included in the registration fee?
No—meals are on your own. The conference banquet cost is extra, but you can pay for it when you register online or at the conference site.
Do I need to be a member of History of Education Society to attend the annual meeting?
No, but all conference presenters must be currently paid HES members. Registration fees are higher for non-members.
Do conference presenters need to be members of the History of Education Society?
Yes, all conference presenters must be currently paid HES members.
How do I become a member?
See the “Membership” section on the History of Education Society website (https://www.historyofeducation.org/) for details on membership.
Can I attend the conference for just one day?
Yes, but you will still be charged a daily registration fee.
If I need to cancel, can I get a refund?
Papers and Presenters
Will there be technology setups for presenting with PowerPoint, etc.?
Yes, but you must send a request for the use of A/V equipment to program chair Kim Tolley (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than October 1. Not all rooms will be set up for PowerPoint presentations.
Do most presenters use PowerPoint or other visual aids?
Up to 50% of presenters use PowerPoint.
Do most presenters read their papers word-for- word?
Presentations are typically 10 to 15 minutes. You should prepare your verbal presentation in advance; it is best not to read papers verbatim.
When will the conference program be available?
Will there be provisions for dietary restrictions (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, etc.)?
Vegetarian options will be available during the conference banquet. Please note any dietary restrictions when you register online or at the conference.
Who can I contact for ride sharing/room sharing?
There is no official person or committee set up to handle requests for ride sharing or room sharing. We recommend that you discuss options among peers at your respective institutions; graduate students might also contact the HISTORY OF EDUCATION SOCIETY Graduate Student Committee.
History of Education Society
Who is on the board of the History of Education Society?
See the “About Us” section on the History of Education Society website (https://www.historyofeducation.org/) for a complete list of current History of Education Society officers.
I am not an historian. Is the History of Education Society annual meeting relevant for me?
Yes. The annual meeting of the History of Education Society welcomes all who are interested in the history of education in all its forms. Beyond historians, conference participants typically include sociologists, political scientists, curriculum specialists, policy experts, teachers and school leaders, education activists, and more.
I’m an independent researcher, unaffiliated with a university. Can I still come?
Yes. Independent researchers are active participants in the History of Education Society, and frequent contributors to the annual conference.