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The PER Conference Proceedings

The Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings (PERC Proceedings) is the written record of the scholarly work presented at the annual Physics Education Research Conference.

The proceedings are sponsored by the Physics Education Research Topical Group (PERTG) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The proceedings cover the full range of experimental and theoretical research on the teaching and/or learning of physics. The editors welcome submission of significant or final results as well as preliminary research results and discussions of works in progress. Contributed manuscripts undergo peer-review and the criteria for acceptance include high scholarly standards.

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2017 PERC Proceedings

Abstract submission for the 2017 PERC is now open.

Parallel session abstracts and juried talks were due by April 14th.
General abstracts were due by May 19th.
Undergraduate abstracts are due June 23rd.

Those that submit an abstract to the 2017 conference by these deadlines may submit a paper for peer review and potential acceptance in the 2017 PERC Proceedings.

The PERC Organizers are currently reviewing the submissions and once review is complete, the 2017 PERC Proceedings Paper Submission will open. Submission is expected to open by Friday, May 26, 2017. The paper deadline will be Saturday, July 1, 2017.

PERC Proceedings by year

PERC 2016: Sacramento, CA
PERC 2015: College Park, MD
PERC 2014: Minneapolis, MN
PERC 2013: Portland, OR
PERC 2012: Philadelphia, PA
PERC 2011: Omaha, NE
PERC 2010: Portland, OR
PERC 2009: Ann Arbor, MI
PERC 2008: Edmonton, CA
PERC 2007: Greensboro, NC
PERC 2006: Syracuse, NY
PERC 2005: Salt Lake City, UT
PERC 2004: Sacramento, CA
PERC 2003: Madison, WI
PERC 2002: Boise, ID
PERC 2001: Rochester, NY


Adrienne Traxler is serving as the 2016-2018 PERC Editor.