Up to 70% of AEE Members Renew each year, Why?
To attend conferences (39%)
To network and stay connected (38%)
To stay current (28%)
To show a commitment to EE (26%)
To receive the Journal (19%)
To achieve professional development (16%)
To maintain friendships (12%)
To meet standards through accreditation (11%)
To use the Jobs Clearinghouse (7%)
To contribute to the field of EE (7%)
To gain access to resources (5%)
To receive prodeals and discounts (5%)
*From member survey sent out March 2008
I am happy to be a member of AEE because I am part of a world wide net, all of us thinking, working, sharing and practicing experiential education.
Alexander Rose, Universidad Catolica de Valencia, San Vicente Martir, Espana
I love AEE. It is the main place where the people that do what I do come together to share and bring different perspectives. It is the one professional conference that I go to every year.
Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP, Namaste Healing Arts
AEE has been the most consistent element of professional development in my 13 years of working in the field.
March 2009 member survey respondent
The networking that happens through both national and regional conferences, as well as through various AEE groups are my favorite aspects of AEE. The jobs clearinghouse has been a huge asset for both employers and people seeking positions.
Deb Piranian, Director of the Wilderness Therapy Tract, Naropa University
One of the most valuable benefits [of AEE] has been to get a larger perspective of experiential education. In order to improve ourselves, AEE and the accrediting process have been a huge aid.
Will Huetinck, Director of Dragonfly, Unlimited
I had this idea, but no-one in my area to help me connect that clinically. It was so nice to find out that there was already a field supporting this. I would like to credit the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group (TAPG) for keeping me motivated over the years.
Kim Sacksteder, Supervisor, Camp Mary Orton
The most valuable benefit of AEE membership is, I have to say, the people. I have attended dynamic workshops at conferences and can call members to help with any number of professional challenges. AEE is also clearly advancing the field through accreditation and keeping on top of current trends in the many fields of EE. AEE is a continual source of inspiration.
Will Marble, Health and Wellness Coordinator at the Alabama School of Fine Arts
My first experience with AEE was presenting at SEER in St. Paul, MN. I found a sense of place amongst people that were likeminded and really excited about the same stuff that I do. I love the people that make up AEE! It is an amazing group of committed people that will always listen and help you out.
Tom Holman, Ph.D, Southeast Missouri State University
The most valuable benefit of being an AEE member is getting to meet folks and develop friendships with people who are passionate about experiential education. I also enjoy my involvement with the Journal of Experiential Education, and I see it as the premier journal in the field.
Jim Sibthorp, Asst. Professor, University of Utah
AEE membership is valuable because it provides us with access to a network of likeminded individuals and to attend conferences which are wonderful for networking and learning. We have also enjoyed the opportunity to be reviewed by the external review board and then have them help us to develop procedures that enable us to be on the leading edge of experiential education.
Corinna Stevenson , Director, CanAdventure Education, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
The accreditation program is the single most valuable professional development that I have found.
March 2009 member survey respondent
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