LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018, Baltimore, MD
Pre-Conference Day: June 13, 2018
Hilton Baltimore, 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

"Shaping the Future of Work:
Challenges, Opportunities and New Models"

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PhD Consortium Participant Info Program Committee

Plan now to attend the LERA 70th Annual Meeting, June 14-17, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Baltimore. Join us in Baltimore for exciting workshops, symposiums, section and industry council sessions and meetings, committee meetings, plenaries, breakfasts, luncheons, and receptions, and special pre-conference day professional development workshops and tours.

Registration open, Earlybird closes March 25!

  • Members and past presenters click HERE to register.

  • First-time attendees click HERE to register.

Registration opens online on February 1, 2018. All participants and attendees must register, including speakers and discussants (chairs, panelists, presenters, speakers, discussants, etc.). Those who pre-register by the earlybird registration deadline of March 25, 2018 will receive a discount. Online registration will be open through June 7, 2018. After that, onsite registration will be offered at the LERA headquarters hotel, the Hilton Baltimore, beginning June 14, 2018. Registration will open at 7am on the opening day of the conference and at 8am on the second, third, and fourth day of the conference. Many (most!) of the meals and special events are included in the price of your registration, including breakfasts, luncheons, and the Welcome Reception.

Schedule of Events, Program and Presenters' Index

Complete Program and Presenters' Index can be found here: (coming soon) http://leraoffice.org/drupalinclude/program.asp.

Hotel Accommodations

All LERA meetings will be held at Hilton Baltimore, located at 401 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States. You can reserve** your hotel accommodations online at the negotiated rate of $169 per night. Reservations cutoff is May 22, 2018 to guarantee block pricing, but only until the room block fills up (which it has on several nights):

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Transportation from Airport

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LERA 20th PhD Student Consortium

The LERA 20th Annual PhD Student Consortium will be held in conjunction with LERA's 70th Annual Meeting, and is chaired by Duanyi Yang and Alex Kowalski (MIT), Yao Yao (Univ. of Toronto), Brandon Grant (UIUC). The event will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, 8:15 - 11:30 am with other events continuing throughout the day. To register for this event, you must first register for the meeting, and indicate on the registration form that you plan to attend the PhD Student Consortium. For program and complete information, please visit: http://lera.memberclicks.net/phd-student-consortium-2018. You will be able to RSVP for this event when you register for the conference.

LERA 3rd Annual Junior Faculty Consortium

The LERA 3rd Annual Jr. Faculty Consortium will meet Saturday, June 16 2018 in the afternoon, and is chaired by Sean Rogers of Cornell University. You will be able to RSVP for this event when you register for the conference. For program and complete information, please visit: https://lera.memberclicks.net/jr-faculty-consortium-2018.

Participant Information

If you are participating in this meeting as a session chair, paper presenter, a panelist, a speaker, a discussant, or poster presenter, there is information that you will need to refer to here throughout the next several months, and after the meeting is complete. For complete details, visit: https://lera.memberclicks.net/lera-70th-am-participant-information-2018

Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshops Available

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Pre-Conference Tour Available - See Complete Info Here
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Program Committee

A special thanks to the LERA Program Committee for their work over the past year to develop the LERA 70th Annual Meeting program. Find the Call for Proposals connected to this meeting here.

LERA 70th Annual Meeting Program Committee (2017/2018)

Harry Katz, LERA President and Program Co-chair (pictured left)
Kris Rondeau, LERA President Elect and Program Co-chair (pictured left)

Danielle van Jaarsveld, Academic Co-vice Chair
Jeff Wheeler, Practitioner Co-vice Chair
Ezio Borchini, Arrangements Co-vice Chair

Committee Members:

  • John Amman, IATSE Local 600, Labor
  • Allison Beck, FMCS, Neutral (2019)
  • Earl Brown, Solidarity Center, Labor (2018)
  • Alex Colvin, Cornell University, Academic (2019)
  • Bill Dirksen, Ford Motor Company, Management
  • Jon Donehower, Kaiser Permanente, Management (2018)
  • Cyndi Furseth, Portland Gas & Electric, Management (2019)
  • Jody Hoffer Gittell, Brandeis University, Academic (2018)
  • Sally Klingel, Cornell University, Neutral
  • Nick Krachler, Cornell University, PhD Student (2018)
  • Lynda Lee, FMCS, Neutral (2018)

Ex-officio Members of LERA 70th Annual Meeting Program Committee:

  • Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania, LERA Past President
  • Ariel Avgar, Cornell University, LERA Editor-in-Chief
  • Craig Olson, Univ of Illinois, LERA Secretary/Treasurer
  • Ryan LaMare, University of Illinois, Chair, LERA Poster Session
  • William Canak, Middle Tennessee State Univ, NCAC Chair        

Registration • Hotel  Program Professional Workshops PreConf Tour Special Event
Jr Faculty Consortium
PhD Consortium Participant Info Program Committee