2017 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

PME-NA39 2017

Dear PME-NA Members,

We are proud to invite you to attend the thirty-ninth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 5-8, 2017. For the first time, the conference is being planned by a state affiliate of a mathematics education professional organization, Hoosier Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (HAMTE), resulting in a local organizing committee of 40 faculty and graduate students from eight universities across the state planning the event. We are excited about the venue for the conference, the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown, originally built as part of America's first Union Station, with a unique blend of historic treasures and modern conveniences. The hotel is nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, surrounded by great restaurants and local attractions and entertainment. We think you will be inspired by the conference theme Synergy at the Crossroads, and by the excellent group of plenary speakers, but it is you, the PME-NA community, that makes this conference great. We are most looking forward to your proposals and participation. We hope you'll join us in fall 2017 for a weekend of learning, catching up with colleagues, and building new relationships - looking forward to welcoming you in Indy!


Enrique Galindo, Indiana University
PME-NA 39 LOC Co-Chair

Jill Newton, Purdue University
PME-NA 39 LOC Co-Chair

Sheryl Stump, Ball State University
HAMTE President

Signe Kastberg, Purdue University
HAMTE President Elect

Conference Theme

Synergy at the Crossroads: Future Directions for Theory, Research, and Practice

The metaphor of crossroads is inspired by the conference venue —the historic Indianapolis Union Station, as well as by the State motto, a reference to how Indiana is connected to the rest of the United States. PME-NA 39 will encourage research presentations, discussion, and reflection focusing on four driving questions connecting to the metaphor of crossroads: 1) What have we learned from the routes we have traversed, what are potential routes for mathematics education research in the future, and what considerations are relevant as we make choices about future directions in mathematics education? 2) How do we address issues of access and equity within mathematics education today? 3) How can we lay the groundwork for future crossroads or intersections between theory, research, and practice? and 4) What barriers within research traditions, educational policy, and teaching practice impede researchers', students' and teachers' success and how can we work to overcome these barriers?

About PME-NA

The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) is an autonomous body, governed as provided for in the constitution. It is an official subgroup of the International Commission for Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and came into existence at the Third International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME3) held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1976. The North American Chapter of the PME (PME-NA) is affiliated with PME and shares the same major goals as PME.

About Indianapolis

Travel Information

Indianapolis International Airport


Indianapolis International Airport (IND), voted Best Airport in North America by Airports Council International (ACI) five out of the last six years and Best Airport in America by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Rated the #1 Convention City in the U.S. by USA TODAY, Indianapolis offers Hoosier Hospitality to visitors young and old. Indianapolis International Airport (IND) serves as a gateway to the city offering world-class service and a commitment to the Central Indiana community.

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Online Program
Print Program
Proceedings (21.4 MB)


Posted: 10/03/2017

Graduate students, please check your email to find out which faculty members will be joining us for the mentor luncheon on Saturday!

On Saturday evening at 5:30-6:30 pm in the New York Central room, we will offer a meet-and-greet opportunity for those from programs who have open faculty positions to meet (and greet) those who are seeking positions this year. We hope this event will provide a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the conference to chat with one another.

Posted: 9/14/2017

Looking for places to eat? We now have a page to help you with dining options. Our graduate and conference event pages have also been updated.

Posted: 7/28/2017

Are you interested in finding a roommate for the conference? Information is available on the Hotel Information page.

Posted: 7/17/2017

PME-NA 2017 Registration Rates and Deadlines:

  • Registration Rates
    • $475 (faculty)
    • $425 (PK-12 teachers)
    • $375 (graduate students)
    • $250 (undergraduate students/guests)
  • Registration Deadlines
    • Speaker registration - August 1
    • Early registration – September 5
    • Online registration – September 21

Congratulations to the 2017 PME-NA Registration Awardees!

Álvaro Sebastián Bustos Rubilar, Cinvestav
Amaranta Martínez De La Rosa, IPN
Anna Plant, UMass Amherst
Ángeles Domínguez, ITESM
Brittney Black, NC State University
Carlos Valenzuela García, Cinvestav, IPN
Christina Azmy, NC State University
Daniel Aurelio Aguilar Magallán, Cinvestav
Demetrice Smith-Mutegi, Morgan State University
Dexter Lim, University of Minnesota
Enes Akbug, Texas State University
Halil Ibrahim Tasova, University of Georgia
Hochieh Lin, Ohio State University
Jennifer Ericson, UMass Amherst
Jhonel Morvan, Brock University
José Antonio Orta Amaro, Escuela Naciónal
Kylie Gorney, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Kylie Palfy, University of Alberta
Landy Elena Sosa Moguel, Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero
Madhavi Vishnubhotla, Montclair State University
Michaela Williams, Central Michigan University
Patricia Lamadrid González, Cinvestav
Sarah Mathieu-Soucy, Concordia University
Stephanie A Sadownik, University of Toronto
Steven Edalgo, Ogeechee Technical College
Taylyn Hulse, Worcester Polytechnic University
Víctor Hugo Luna Acevedo, IPN
Víctor Nozair García Ríos, Cinvestav
William Poveda Fernández, Cinvestav
Zulfiye Zeybek, Gaziosmanpasa University

Posted: 4/3/2017

PME-NA will offer several registration scholarships for the 2017 conference in Indianapolis:

April 17, 2017
Scholarship Announcement E-mail

April 24, 2017
Scholarship Applications Due

May 1, 2017
Scholarship Winners Announced

Posted: 2/24/2017

We are excited to reveal the list of plenary speakers for PME-NA 39: Rochelle Gutiérrez from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Les Steffe from the University of Georgia; Maggie McGatha from the University of Louisville; and a panel consisting of Ana Isabel Sacristán from CINVESTAV, Karen Hollebrands from North Carolina State University, and Nathalie Sinclair from Simon Fraser University. More information about their talks will be released soon.


Conference Registration will be open on March 31st.

Posted: 1/13/2017

We are pleased to announce that the All Academic submission site is now open and we are accepting proposals.

Look for the button to submit a proposal.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Indianapolis.

Posted: 12/07/2016

The call for proposals for the 2017 PME-NA Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana has been posted! 

Deadlines for submissions are:

January 25, 2017 (11:59PM Pacific Time)

  • Research Report proposals
  • Brief Research Report proposals

February 22, 2017 (11:59PM Pacific Time)

  • Poster proposals
  • Working Group proposals

We hope you'll submit a proposal and join us in Indiana!

Posted: 11/21/2016

Thanks, Marcy, Marta, Erin & Arizona LOC for a wonderful PME-NA conference in Tucson!

Are you interested in supporting the scholarship program or becoming a sponsor for the 2017 conference? Check out the information below.

PME-NA Scholarship Donation


October 5-8, 2017


Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station

123 W. Louisiana St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

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