Each year, WERA holds a Focal Meeting in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of a WERA member association. Focal Meetings consist of a strand of paper and symposia sessions, lectures, and other substantive activities focusing on issues of significance to education research through a world-wide perspective. Research that is comparative, cross-cultural, international, or transnational in conceptualization, scope, or design is emphasized. Previous WERA Focal Meetings have been held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (November 2010), Kaohsiung, Taiwan (December 2011); Sydney, Australia (December 2012); Guanajuato, Mexico (November 2013); Edinburgh, Scotland (2014); Budapest, Hungary (September 2015) and Washington, DC, USA (April 2016).
Symposia at Member Meetings
WERA sponsors symposia and keynote addresses at the annual meetings of member associations. WERA representatives presents research at conferences of association, permitting participating scholars to interact with and learn from international colleagues. Since its founding in 2009, WERA has sponsored numerous symposia at conferences of member associations around the world.