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Physics Education Research Conference 2023

July 19, 2023 - July 20, 2023 in Sacramento, California

Working together to Strengthen the PER Community of Practice

The theme of the 2023 PERC is "Working Together to Strengthen PER Community of Practice." A community of practice, by definition, is a collection of individuals who "share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly." When the first PER community gathering occurred nearly 30 years ago, it represented a meeting of a true PER community of practice, made up of advisors, professors, and their students. Since then, the PER community has continued to evolve and now consists of a much broader and diverse community.

The PERC '23 organizing team believes that the nature of the PERC needs to evolve to form a true community of practice for this new, broader, and more diverse PER community. PERC '23 will allow members of the community to gather, discuss, share, learn, and work together with other PER professionals, as well as providing mechanisms for the community to work together to improve the field of Physics Education Research as a whole. Our vision of this theme is providing a conference to help create a diverse community based on a culture of collaboration and mutual respect.

To ensure that PERC '23 meets the needs of the PER Community of Practice, we ask that members and people who would like to become members of the PER community of practice to fill out a feedback survey about the needs, wants and desires for members of this community, in addition to any barriers they perceive to belonging to the PER community of practice, so that we can better understand what the needs of the community are. The surveys will be available by February 1st, 2023.

PERC 2023 Organizers

Rebecca Lindell, Tiliadal STEM Education: Solutions for Higher Education
Liam McDermott, Department of Physics, Rutgers University
Jason Morphew, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University
Mary Urquhart, Department of Science and Mathematics Education and Department of Physics, University of Texas Dallas
Lyle Barbato, American Association of Physics Teachers (Volunteer)