AEE Regions

AEE currently has hundreds of members from over 29 countries who represent a variety of experiential education professions and degree programs. 

AEE’s member community reflects the many fields that utilize experiential education methodologies. Members work in outdoor, classroom, human service, organizational training, therapeutic, and adventure settings. 

Regions play a significant role in AEE by providing opportunities for members in a particular geographic region to get better acquainted with AEE and with each other. Regions are involved in coordinating events, publishing regional newsletters and directories, and generally influencing the direction of AEE through grassroots efforts. Each region is staffed by volunteer leaders. 

We are hoping to grow our list of regions below to include other areas of the globe, but currently we only have designated regions with ongoing volunteer councils in North America. We encourage you to get more involved with your AEE region and contact us if you are interested in starting a region in your area of the world!

Click on your region below to see upcoming events & get involved! 


International: Currently includes all other areas of the world! With Members in over 29 Countries, we are working to get volunteer councils set to make international regions at AEE a reality. Please contact us if you are interested in starting a region in your area of the world! In the meantime, please join the International Affiliation Group on Facebook to connect with our Global Community!


Regions in North America:

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

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

Our Annual Regional Conferences are aimed at furthering experiential education in its many applications. They seek to strengthen the Association and the field by bringing together its practitioners, supporters, and inquirers – members and non-members – to work, talk, network, play, and learn together in a unique environment that is solely devoted to these objectives and thoughtfully designed for these purposes. 

Regional Conferences serve as a time and a place for the conference attendees to come together, to learn and to grow, to celebrate, and to create community. Learn more about Regional Conferences by clicking on a region above or below!

Southeast Regional Conference: Hosted by Elon University, Elon, North Carolina February 25-27, 2022

Heartland Regional Conference: March 4-6th at Touch of Nature Center in Southern IL

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference: March 25-27 2022 @ West Virginia University Outdoor Education Center