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See you in Lowell, MA

2017 National HERA Conference

The Beat Goes On: From Boardinghouses to Gen Alpha

October 8-11, 2017
Lowell, MA

University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren Street; Lowell, MA 01852

Book now! As of 9/11/17 there are still 8 hotel rooms available and the deadline has been extended to 9/15/17!!!

ALERT: The UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center is experiencing technical issues with their online reservation system. Please call the hotel directly at (978) 934-6920 and ask for IN HOUSE reservations to place your reservation.

To make reservations:
Ph: (978) 934-6920
Click here to make reservations
(deadline: September 8th, 2017)

Directions from Logan Airport to
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (click here)

Conference Agenda, Pre-conference Activities & Tour, and Registration Information Flyer

Early Registration ends 9/8/2017!

HERA 2017 Conference Registration

Conference Overflow Room Block:
Courtyard Boston Lowell/Chelmsford
30 Industrial Ave. East; Lowell, MA 01852

To make reservations:
Ph: (800) 321-2211
Click here to book your group rate

NOTE: In order to receive the group room rate, book reservations by September 15, 2017!

Call for Abstracts (PDF) (Word)


February 9

Call for papers
Solicit abstract reviewers

April 21 Abstracts due to editors
April 28 Editors blind abstracts and send to reviewers
May 5 Reviewer comments due to editors
May 12 Reviewer comments due to editors who then forward to authors
May 26 Authors'revised abstracts due to editors


Plan to participate in an in-depth, stimulating, and challenging gathering of housing researchers, teachers, Extension educators and other professionals in Lowell, Massachusetts USA. HERA's annual international event features presentations of peer-reviewed abstracts (500-word papers), posters, and keynote speakers in an atmosphere that fosters intellectual growth and development. Come, share and discuss the latest housing challenges!