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. See the list of upcoming Regional Conferences here!

"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

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!