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Research & Professional Conferences

Conference presentations offer students an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and develop professional connections, both of which are essential to the development of a scholar-practitioner. Limited funding is available to support graduate student travel for students who are presenting research.  Visit the Graduate Student Travel information page.  Students are encouraged to consult a faculty member in regard to developing a conference presentation proposal.  

International Conferences

BELMAS - British Educational Leadership, Management, and Administration Society

BELMAS's unique contribution is our ability to bring together practitioners and academics as well as representatives from all sectors of education in a context in which no particular interest is represented. Members generate and debate ideas that make a difference and discover, understand and disseminate good practice.

Annual Conference:

Submission: November
Conference: Usually in July

CCEAM - Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration and Management

The CCEAM is an organization dedicated to fostering cooperative and collaborative exchanges internationally amongst education leadership, administration and management professionals.

The CCEAM is affiliated to the CCfE (the Commonwealth Consortium for Education), which provides a forum through which the concerns of the CCEAM and its affiliated members can make representations and participate in Commonwealth activities.

Annual Conference:

Submission: March
Conference: June

EERA - European Educational Research Association

EERA membership is made up of more than 30 national and regional Educational Research Associations from all parts of Europe. It is governed by the Council and the Executive Committee. The academic work is organized in thematic networks.

EERA is dependent on the participation of the national associations to take forward its mission of promoting educational research in Europe and of fostering cooperation between associations of educational researchers.

Annual Conference:

Submission: February
Conference: Usually August/September

International Conference for Graduate Students (held at Texas State)

The conference is an opportunity for graduate students from various fields to present their original research findings. Students will receive feedback on their presentations from experienced faculty members. Master’s and doctoral students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. The conference is free and open to all graduate students currently enrolled in colleges and universities. Although presentations are limited to graduate students, interested undergraduate students currently enrolled in colleges and universities are also invited to attend.

Annual Conference:

Submission: September
Conference: November



The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.

Annual Conference:

Submission: April/May
Conference: November


The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

Annual Conference:

Submission: July
Conference: April

AAHE - American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) continues to address issues and concerns affecting Hispanics, with a focus on higher education. While the Hispanic population is the largest ethnic minority population in America, Hispanics are still highly underrepresented in the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and graduation rates.

Annual Conference:

Submission: September
Conference: March


TASB - Texas Association of School Boards

The Texas Association of School Boards promotes educational excellence for Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high quality services to school districts.

Annual Conference:

Submission: Spring
Conference: September 23-25

TASA - Texas Association of School Administrators

The mission of the Texas Association of School Administrators is to promote, provide and develop leaders who create and sustain student-centered schools and develop future-ready students.

Annual Conference:

Submission: September
Conference: January

Current Submission Deadline: September

TASSP - Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals is an association formed by and for over 5,300 campus level administrators. Established in 1922, its purpose is to build an active network of educators that want to take responsibility for the quality of school leadership. TASSP focuses on the need for collaboration between all stakeholders in education while using as its foundation a very effective volunteer force that provides a statewide knowledge base and informed leadership.

Annual Conference:

Conference: November

TEPSA - Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association

The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas PreK-8 school leaders since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA has more than 5,900 members who direct the activities of 3 million PreK-8 school children.

Annual Conference:

Conference: June 15th - 17th