Postpone AERA until 2021

Postpone AERA until 2021

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Dear Felice J. Levine and Vanessa Siddle Walker,
 
We AERA members agree that it was necessary to not host the conference in San Francisco this year.
 
However, rather than trying to run a virtual conference at short notice, we ask that you will please consider postponing the entire accepted conference of 2020 and hosting it next year in Florida 2021.
 
AERA depends on a tremendous amount of unpaid labour by academics around the world, many of which are untenured, or precariously employed. The amount of peer-review, SIG, and Division labour that has gone into the 7,250 accepted submissions this year is unquantifiable.
 
Attempting to create an online conference with scholars from all time zones at this short notice feels like it will not do justice to the academic labour or rigour that went into the submissions and peer-review processes. 

Thank you for your consideration of postponing the conference. 

We look forward to sharing our peer-reviewed papers in person in 2021. 
 
Signed,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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