Mathematics Education Conferences


American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA)
  • Very large, international in scope (USA, Canada, Mexico, etc.).
  • Educational research in general, not specific to mathematics education. Most math educators submit to the Special Interest Group on Research in Mathematics Education (SIG-RME) or to Division C (Learning & Instruction) or Division K (Teaching & Teacher Education). Although, others are also possible (e.g., Division J on Postsecondary education).
  • Online paper repository, but no proceedings.
  • Conference date: April
  • Submission deadline: mid July
  • Formats
    • Paper presentation (2000 word limit on proposal; no specified length limit on paper)
    • Paper roundtable (2000 word limit on proposal; no specified length limit)
    • Poster (2000 word limit on proposal)
    • Session symposium
  • Conference Locations
    • 2017 - San Antonio, TX
    • 2016 - Washington, DC (April 12)
    • 2015 - Chicago, IL (April 17-21)
    • 2014 - Philadelphia, PA (April 4-7)
    • 2013 - San Francisco, CA
    • 2012 - Vancouver, ON
    • 2011 - New Orleans, LA
    • 2010 - Denver, CO
    • 2009 - San Diego, CA
    • 2008 - New York, NY
    • 2007 - Chicago, IL
    • 2006 - San Francisco, CA
    • 2005 - Montreal, Quebec
    • 2004 - San Diego, CA
    • 2003 - Chicago, IL
    • 2002 - New Orleans, LA
    • 2001 - Seattle, WA
    • 2000 - New Orleans, LA

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference (AMTE)
  • Primary conference focusing on mathematics teacher eduction, though teacher ed issues and work is welcome at other conferences (e.g., AERA, NCTM).
  • Conference date: late January
  • Submission deadline: May
  • Conference Locations
    • 2017 - Orlando, FL (21st)
    • 2016 - Irvine, CA (20th)
    • 2015 - Orlando, FL (19th)
    • 2014 - Irvine, CA (18th)
    • 2013 - Orlando, FL (17th)
    • 2012 - Fort Worth, TX (16th)
    • 2011 - Irvine, CA (15th)
    • 2010 - Irvine, CA (14th)
    • 2009 - Orlando, FL (13th)
    • 2008 - Tulsa, OK (12th)
    • 2007 - Irvine, CA (11th)
    • 2006 - Tampa, FL (10th)
    • 2005 - Dallas, TX (9th)
    • 2004 - San Diego, CA (8th)
    • 2003 - Atlanta, GA (7th)
    • 2002 - San Antonio (6th)
    • 2001 - Costa Mesa (5th)
    • 2000 - Charlotte, NC (4th)
    • 1999 - Chicago, IL (3rd)
    • 1998 - Pomona, CA (2nd)
    • 1997 - Washington, DC (1st)

International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
  • International Conference (PME)
    • Conference focused exclusively on research in mathematics education. Although "psychology" is in the title, this conference has broadened well beyond strictly psychological approaches to mathematics education research. Essentially all forms of math ed work is welcome for submission.
    • Asks for submissions to appeal to an international audience (i.e., not dealing with a particularly regional or only national issue).
    • Published proceedings (peer-reviewed)
    • Conference date: July
    • Submission deadline: January
  • North American Chapter (PME-NA)
    • Conference focused exclusively on research in mathematics education. Although "psychology" is in the title, this conference has broadened well beyond strictly psychological approaches to mathematics education research. Essentially all forms of math ed work is welcome for submission.
    • Published proceedings (peer-reviewed)
    • Conference date: late October
    • Submission deadline: mid February
    • Formats
      • Research report (8 pages, single-spaced; 40 minute session)
      • Brief research report (4 pages, single-spaced; approx. 20 minute session)
      • Poster (with 1 page paper proposal)
    • Conferences locations
      • 2018 - Clemson, SC (40th)
      • 2017 - Indianapolis, IN (39th)
      • 2016 - Tucson, AZ (38th) - proceedings
      • 2015 - East Lansing, MI (37th)
      • 2014 - Vancouver, ON (36th, joint with PME)
      • 2013 - Chicago, IL (35th)
      • 2012 - Kalamazoo, MI (34th)
      • 2011 - Reno, NV (33rd)
      • 2010 - Columbus, OH (32nd)
      • 2009 - Atlanta, GA (31st)
      • 2008 - Morelia, Mexico (30th, joint with PME)
      • 2007 - Lake Tahoe, NV (29th)

International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME)
  • Held every 4 years. International in scope.
  • Conference date: July
  • Conference locations
    • 2008 - Monterrey, Mexico (11th)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference & Annual Meeting (NCTM)
  • Research Conference (formerly "Research Presession") is geared toward mathematics education researchers, whereas the General Session is geared toward mathematics practitioners, though often researchers present their work to practitioners in the General Session.
  • Formats
    • Symposium
    • Paper presentation
    • Paper roundtable
    • Poster
  • Conference locations
    • 2017 - San Antonio, TX (95th)
    • 2016 - San Francisco, CA (94th)
    • 2015 - Boston, MA (93rd)
    • 2014 - New Orleans, LA (92nd)
    • 2013 - Denver, CO (91st)
    • 2012 - Philadelphia, PA (90th)
    • 2011 - Indianapolis, IN (89th)
    • 2010 - San Diego, CA (88th)
    • 2009 - Washington, DC (87th)
    • 2008 - Salt Lake City, UT (86th)
    • 2007 - Atlanta, GA (85th)
    • 2006 - St. Louis, MO (84th)
    • 2005 - Annaheim, CA (83rd)
  • Regional Meetings are also held every year.

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
  • Held concurrently with the NCTM Research Presession, just before the NCTM general session.

Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML)
  • Conference date: March

Research on Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME)
  • Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), conference focusing on mathematics education at the post-secondary level.
  • Published proceedings, but not peer-reviewed.
  • Conference date: February
  • Conference locations
    • 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA (13th)
    • 2015 - Pittsburgh, PA (13th)
    • 2014 - Denver, CO (12th)
    • 2013 - Denver, CO (11th)
    • 2012 - Portland, OR (10th)
    • 2011 - Portland, OR (9th)
    • 2010 - Raleigh, NC (8th)
    • 2009 - Raleigh, NC (7th)
    • 2008 - San Diego, CA (6th)
    • 2007 - San Diego, CA (5th)