Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research
is a new conference venue for specialists who are active researchers in
the field of physics education. This intensive week-long residential
meeting provides a forum for examining and articulating the current
state of the field, exploring future directions, and discussing ways to
pursue the most promising avenues for future research.
The conference features a series of plenary lectures given
by established and emerging leaders in PER. Each will address the theme
of Foundations and Frontiers by synthesizing major accomplishments in
the field and/or speculating on the directions they consider especially
important and promising. Afternoons will be devoted to unscheduled time
for informal discussions. Evening sessions will include working groups
on subjects of community-wide interest, topical groups for specific
research issues, and a contributed poster session. The goal of the
conference is to foster the type of direct and intense discussion
possible in a small residential meeting of specialists.