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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 was "Working Together to Strengthen the 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.

Important Dates

February 23, 2023: Parallel session proposal submission opened
March 31, 2023: Parallel session proposals were due
April 1, 2023: Contributed poster abstract submission opened
May 22, 2023: Paper-eligible poster abstracts and Proceedings manuscripts were due
June 16, 2023: Reviews for the PERC Proceedings were due
June 26, 2023
: Non-paper eligible poster abstract submissions were due
July 19-20, 2023: Dates of the PERC

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)