Southeast Region 

AEE Southeast Regional Conference
April 21-23, 2017
YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
Black Mountain, NC

Let the Earth Be Your Classroom
We are excited to be heading to the Blue Ridge Mountains for this year’s conference. The experiences that will be offered throughout the weekend are sure to provide opportunities for the sharing of ideas and best practices. The Regional Conference seeks to perpetuate the community of experiential educators here in the Southeast as well as to increase the knowledge and tools these educators can bring back to their programs. We hope that the interactions and experiences from this weekend can be taken back to everyone’s work place and life as a whole.

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Keynote Speaker - Amy Climer
Amy Climer focuses on helping individuals and teams reach their capacity to be creative. Since 1995 she has worked with hundreds of groups teaching creativity, leadership and change, team development, and facilitation skills. She is the designer of Climer Cards, a tool used to evoke metaphors and generate ideas. She hosts The Deliberate Creative, a podcast designed to teach others how to lead innovation in teams. She has a Master’s degree in Outdoor Education from UNH and a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. She is the recipient of the 2016 Karl Rohnke Creativity Award from AEE. Learn more about Amy at

Conference Fees
Registration Type
Registration fee does not include meals or lodging.

Early Bird
ends Mar. 8
begins Mar. 9
Professional Member   $100  $125
Student Member  $70 $80 
Professional Non-Member $125   $150
Student Non-Member $80   $90
Presenter    $75    $85
One Day $65 $85
Meal Plan Options
5 meals - Dinner 4/21, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 4/22, Breakfast 4/23 $65 
3 meals - Dinner 4/21, Lunch & Dinner 4/22 $45
Lodging Options 
 Hotel Style Rooms (Asheville Hall)
  • $90 - double occupancy for the weekend
    $160 - single occupancy for the weekend
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 Historic Rooms (Eureka Hall)
  • $50 - double occupancy for the weekend
    $85 - single occupancy for the weekend
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2016-2017 Regional Council 

Chairwoman: Krista Bertelson
2017 Conference Conveners: Rebekah Phipps and Josh Orphanidys
Membership Support: Michael Misenheimer
Treasurer/Summit Liaison: Laura Baird
Conference Committee: Aurora Hadsock
Conference CommitteeEric Starkweather

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