2024 Northeast Regional Conference


Friday, April 19, 2024
to Sunday, April 21, 2024
Category: Regional Conferences & Events

The 2024 Northeast Regional Conference

April 19-21 at The University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

attendees smiling and participating in workshops


Pre-Conference: Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium (OOPS) 

April 19 at The Browne Center 340 Dame Rd, Durham, NH 

Register for OOPS

Professional Registration: $50.00Professional presenter Registration: $25.00Student Registration: $25.00Student presenter registration: free

OOPS brings program directors, school administrators, student leaders, researchers, and land managers in one place to discuss strategies for supporting students in outdoor/wilderness pre-orientation programs. OOPS provides context for program development and growth, best practices, new program techniques, and nuts and bolts information that will help established and aspiring programs.


Apply for 2024 Service Crew

Please fill this form out if you are interested in being a part of the Service Crew Team for 2024 NE Regional AEE Conference. Besides a rewarding experience, you will also receive a code for your registration discounting $75.00 on your registration fee. Once you are accepted to the Service Crew you will receive a registration code to apply to receive the discount.


Main Conference April 19- April 21

SEE THE SCHEDULE

SEE WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

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Regular Rates March 2 - April 21

  • Regular Student/Retired: $200

    • Rate includes:

      • Conference programming, keynotes, and socials

      • Friday dinner, 3 meals Saturday, breakfast and lunch Sunday

      • Parking permit for UNH campus

      • Does not include lodging. See lodging options here

    Regular AEE Member: $295

    • Rate includes:

      • Conference programming, keynotes, and socials

      • Friday dinner, 3 meals Saturday, breakfast and lunch Sunday

      • Parking permit for UNH campus

      • Does not include lodging. See lodging options here

    Regular Not-Yet-Member: $395

    • Rate includes:

      • Conference programming, keynotes, and socials

      • Friday dinner, 3 meals Saturday, breakfast and lunch Sunday

      • Parking permit for UNH campus

      • Does not include lodging. See lodging options here

    Regular One-Day: $160

    • Rate includes:

      • Conference programming, keynotes, and socials for the single day

      • Meals for that day (based Friday dinner, Sat 3 meals, or Sun 2)

      • Parking permit for UNH campus



Silent Auction, Sponsorships & Exhibitors

Silent Auction

Showcasing your product/service to potential customers/clients is as simple as making a tax-deductible donation to our silent auction. Funds raised from the auction are used to provide conference scholarships to individuals. 

See Guidelines

Submit the Donation Form

Sponsorships & Exhibitors

Are you or your organization interested in exhibiting in the exhibit hall, or sponsoring the conference? If so, fill out this form

Are you interested in helping support the Northeast AEE Conference this year? Experiential educators include college outdoor programs, teachers, summer camp professionals, corporate team builders, therapists, challenge course practitioners, environmental educators, guides, instructors, coaches, mental health professionals . . . and the list goes on.  

ANY LEVEL of support is appreciated:

Gold Level Sponsor - $1200
Silver Level Sponsor - $800
Bronze Level Sponsor - $600
Vendor Table - $150
Exhibitor Table - $100
Brochure Ads - $100-$25
Welcome Bag Items - Varies by organization
Silent Auction Item(s) - Varies by organization 

SPONSOR, EXHIBIT OR DONATE TO THE SILENT AUCTION

SEE SPONSOR PROSPECTUS

Please contact Rosanne Mistretta at rosmistretta@gmail.com if you have questions or would like more information.

2024 Keynote Address:

Anne LAnne Louise Wagner

Edge of Leadership - High 5 Adventure Learning Center

Friday April 19th 7:30pm

About Anne Louise:

Anne Louise Wagner (she.they) is excited by learning through experience in her  professional and personal communities, as well as supporting the learning process of those around her. Anne Louise was introduced to the experiential education field at Hartwick College in NY, where they studied Elementary Education while also working as a facilitator on Hartwick’s nearby challenge course. She regularly wove team building initiatives into her lesson plans, fueling her enthusiasm of using adventure education in schools. In 2011, Anne Louise was sent to the Outdoor Orientation Symposium (OOPS) and that’s when they first learned about AEE and the strength of the experiential learning community! Since then, Anne Louise has been a AEENE workshop presenter, host committee member, and Northeast Regional Advisory Committee member and chair. AEENE has been a hub for her learning and growth over the years related to a range of Anne Louise’s professional passions - including social justice, restorative practices, reflection, and making adventure learning accessible to those within schools. 

These passions were deepened during her Masters Program within SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont. Anne Louise remained in Brattleboro well beyond their studies as they made connections with local racial justice organizations, community members, and High 5 Adventure Learning Center. She formally joined the Edge of Leadership team at High 5 in 2015 and for her first seven years, she focused on facilitating students. Today, Anne Louise’s primary focus is on leading long-term professional learning experiences for educators. Additionally, Anne Louise has been a key player in initiating High 5’s A Time For Change & Action working group - a team committed to helping remove the barriers of racism, and other oppressive practices, to support the growth of stronger communities where everyone is valued. 

Anne Louise is bringing their professional and personal experiences, along with their curiosity into their keynote presentation. By stringing together connections and reflections revolving around a simple phrase, she hopes to provide opportunities to explore the relevance of this phrase to yourself and those around you.


2024 Josh Miner Dialogue

Josh Miner Dialogue Honoree: Rick Curtis

Josh Miner Dialogue Interviewer: Brent Bell

RickRick Curtis has served as Director of the Outdoor Action Program at Princeton University for the past 43 years. As director of one of the largest college outdoor orientation programs he has developed many of the practices and protocols used by similar programs across the country. He is the author of The Backpacker's Field Manual, the founder of the OutdoorEd.com website, and creator of Incident Analytix risk management software. Over the past forty years he has shared information and resources on outdoor orientation programs, risk management, outdoor leadership, and program development through his web site, and numerous conference presentations. In 2022 he received the AEE Michael Straton Practitioner Award for his many contributions to the field. 


2024 Playnote

KikoriKikori is a social impact company that provides educators and facilitators with the tools needed to cultivate connections, community and a sense of belonging. Kikori combines its Hands-on, Minds-on, Hearts-on philosophy with a platform of 2000 (and growing!) crowd-sourced eSEL activities and Professional Development to support leaders in proactively facilitating activities where students practice real-world SEL skills.  Kikori's goal is to holistically engage the whole person through purposeful play and intentional reflection.  By combining skill-based eSEL lessons and trauma-informed strategies, participants become intrinsically motivated, more engaged, more connected with themselves and empathic with others, and better able to learn.


  1. Your 2024 Host Committee:

    Christy Brodeur & Elyse Norton (Conveners), Sarah Skoy (Workshops Lead), Jed Williamson, Rosanne Mistretta, Ladda “Bug” Kosaketh, Hutch Hutchinson, Robert Siudzinski, Andrew Wood, Shannon McNamara, Melissa Bettigole, Kendra Bostick, Melissa Murphy

  2. To contact us, email AEENortheast@aee.org or send us a Facebook message!


The 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. These Regional Conferences bring attendees together who share the goals of promoting, defining, developing, and applying theories and practices of Experiential Education. Meet an incredible community, enrich your work or studies, increase your professional network, learn from leaders and innovators, and leave with the momentum and inspiration to take on your next goal.

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!