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*Pre-Conferences are held between November 7-10. You must register separately for pre-conference events.

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Thursday, November 10
Friday, November 11
Saturday, November 12 
Sunday, November 13

celebrating the present

7:00-7:45am Ready, Set, Go! Conference Orientation

8:00-8:45am Breakfast

9:00-11:00am Mixed Connection time

11:00am-12:30pm Conference Opening & ActivatEE Keynotes**

12:30-1:15pm Lunch

1:30-3:00 Workshop Session #1**

2:30-3:30pm Snacks in Connection Expo (Exhibit Hall)

3:30-5:00pm Workshop Session #2**

5:00-6:00pm AEE Annual General Meeting (AGM)**

6:00-6:45pm Dinner

7:00-8:30pm Connection time

8:30-10:00pm 50th Festivities! Bluegrass Music / Square Dance with The Whitewater Bluegrass Company

acknowledging the past 

6:30-8:00am Morning Connections

8:00-8:45 Breakfast 

9:00-10:30 Workshop Session #3**

10:00-11:00 Snacks in Connection Expo (Exhibit Hall)

11:00am-12:30pm Marina Ewald & Kurt Hahn Address**

12:30-1:15pm Lunch

1:30-3:00pm Workshop Session #4**

2:30-3:30pm Snacks in Connection Expo

3:30-5:00pm Workshop Session #5**

5:00-6:00pm Regional Meetings

6:00-6:45pm Dinner

6:45-8pm Connections & Careers

8:00-10:00pm 70s Disco & No Man's Land Film Festival Movie Night See The Program

re-imaging the future 

6:30-8:00am Morning Connections

8:00-8:45am Breakfast

9:00-10:30am Workshop Session #6**

10:00-11:00am Snacks in Connection Expo (Exhibit Hall)

11:00-12:30 Workshop Session #7**

12:30-1:15pm Lunch

1:30-3:00pm Workshop Session #8**

2:30-3:30pm Snacks in Connection Expo

3:30-5:30pm Keynote with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Visioning Event with Michelle Cummings**

6:00-6:45pm Dinner

7:00-9:00pm Future Blast! Live Music with 'The AEE TechnoFolk Extravaganza'

8:00-8:45 Breakfast


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  • Offering over 90 workshops on topics like: Environmental Education, Risk Management, Outdoor & Adventure Education, Classroom Education, Higher Education, Facilitation, Therapeutic Adventure, Social Justice & More! Presentations are rigorously reviewed and evaluated, as we strive to make sure our workshops are the most informative, innovative and entertaining in our industry. PREVIEW OVER 90 WORKSHOPS
  • A selection of workshops will be available for Hybrid/Virtual attendees to attend live during each workshop session. Please note that not all workshops and events will be streamed live or be recorded for Hybrid/Virtual attendees. As always, larger keynotes and events will be streamed live and the recordings made available on our YouTube Channel!
  • CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will again be offered through Colorado State University (CSU) Pueblo.


  • 2022 Marks 10 years of ActivatEE!  ActivatEE is designed to facilitate the process of creating one’s story, inspiring the use of one’s voice, and launching an idea - all on stage during a conference keynote. Each year at our International Conference, a small handful of individuals take the stage and share their stories. Meet the 2022 Speakers!
  • The Ewald and Hahn Address is presented annually by a person designated by the Board of Directors who has contributed to the development and advancement of experiential education with the tenacity and conviction exemplified by Marina Ewald and Kurt Hahn.

  • Keynote Speaker: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, a citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, resides in Qualla, NC. She holds degrees from Yale University and the College of William and Mary. Her debut novel, Even As We Breathe (UPK 2020), was a finalist for the Weatherford Award, named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2020, and received the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award (2021). Her manuscript, Going to Water, was a finalist for the PENN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction (2014). Clapsaddle’s work appears in Yes! Magazine, Lit Hub, Our State Magazine and The Atlantic. She is an editor for the Appalachian Futures Series (UPK), and serves on the board of trustees for the North Carolina Writers Network. Learn more about Annette


  • Pre-Conferences will occur between Monday, November 7 - Wednesday, November 9.
  • Registration is separate from regular conference attendee registration.
  • Pre-Conference sessions take place prior to the start of the conference, and are in-depth workshops and activities that provide an expanded opportunity for professional development.

Events & Special Programming

  • Printed conference programs available for purchase
  • The Playscape is coming back! Christie Miga and Laura Baird are reimagining this experiential educator’s playground! Within this room, participants will find a variety of interactive stations including games, creative outlets, and opportunities for meaningful connection. Its aim is to create a space that unearths childlike wonder and allows for play!
  • Gather.Town will be utilized again this year! Gather is a virtual video-calling experience designed to help attendees gather online. Built & Hosted by Dan Miller & John Losey
  • The Kidference is also returning with fun activities for attendees’ kids to engage in and experience AEE! YMCA Blue Ridge staff will present experiential programming for children between 5 and 12 years old, while you attend conference workshops. 
  • We will again offer a silent auction
  • Social events will include a film festival screening, Bluegrass Music Show / Square Dance, Firepits, morning reflection times, 70s themed Disco, live music from The AEE TechnoFolk Extravaganza, & more!
  • Ready, Set, Go! A welcome event for new conference attendees!
  • The Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER) provides an outlet and venue for researchers in the field of experiential education to present, share, dialogue, and further develop their research ideas each year at the AEE International Conference. The sessions will offer a virtual zoom option as well for both virtual presenters and attendees. 
  • AEE Awards recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to the theory of experiential education and their service to AEE. As conceived by AEE's Board of Directors, the awards process is driven by AEE members.