AEE Regions

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Regions play a significant role in AEE by providing opportunities for members in a particular geographic region to learn and grow together. Regions meet regularly (in-person or via Zoom!) to plan Regional events and generally work to elevate the capacity of Experiential Education in a particular geographic area. 

Each region is staffed by dedicated volunteer leaders. Volunteer with your AEE Region!

Don't see your Region listed? Contact us if you are interested in starting a region in your area of the world!

International Regions

Asia-Pacific (APAC): The Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region is the part of the world near the western Pacific Ocean. The Asia-Pacific region varies in area depending on context, but it generally includes East Asia, Oceania, the Russian Far East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Regions in North America:

Heartland: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

map of AEE Regions

Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Mid-South: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, and most Mexican states
Northeast: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Quebec, Atlantic Provinces
Northwest: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, Nunavut, Northwest Territories
Rocky Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Sonora and Sinaloa (Mexico)
Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
West: California, Hawaii, Nevada, Baja California and Baja California Sur (Mexico)

Annual Regional Conferences

Regional Conferences bring together the experiential education community in a particular geographic area or area of focus – members and non-members – to work, talk, network, play, and learn together in an educational (and fun!) environment. 

Regional Conferences serve as a time and a place for conference attendees to come together, to learn and to grow, to celebrate experiential education, and to create community

"Being a part of the AEE community has helped me grow personally and professionally.  It's been especially impactful to get to know people in my region through the regional conferences." - Martha


2023 Southeast Region: February 24-26, Georgetown, KY

2023 West Region: March 3-5 Santa Cruz, CA

2023 Mid-Atlantic Region: March 24-26 Bruceton Mills, WV

2023 Heartland Region: April 14-16 Monticello, Iowa

2023 Mid-South Region: May 21 College Station, Texas

2023 Asia-Pacific Region: June 13-15 Singapore

Not seeing your region listed here? All regional events and conferences are entirely volunteer run. Each year, conference and event offerings depend on the capacity of volunteer teams, so events vary year-to-year! Regional teams are always seeking more volunteers!