The Adventure Trail - An Expedition of Discovery

2022 International Conference Pre-Conference Events

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
Category: International Conferences

The Adventure Trail - An Expedition of Discovery

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 9th, 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Pavilion

Cost: $99 

Presenters: Jim Cain, Shawn Moriarty

Teambuilding Guru Dr. Jim Cain is the author of 25 best-loved books filled with team and community building activities from around the world. His real-world in-person train-the-trainer events are legendary in the adventure-based learning community and his virtual activities are used around the world.

Camp Director, Environmental Educator and Curious Naturalist, Shawn Moriarty has been working with people in nature and creating learning communities since 1983. Shawn leads workshops on teaching ecological concepts in engaging ways and helping people develop their connections to the natural world.


The Adventure Trail is a brilliant opportunity for you to learn an innovative new approach to team development, that is as easy as a walk in the park. On day one, you'll learn by doing and on day two, you'll get to lead a miniature expedition of 12 people at the start of the AEE conference, immersed in the natural setting of YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly.

An introduction to the content of an Adventure Trail expedition, team development, the five stages of group formation and facilitation skills appropriate for on-the-trail events.

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Pre-Conference sessions (Extended Education) take place prior to the start of the 2022 International Conference, and are in-depth workshops and activities that provide an expanded opportunity for professional development.


Do I need to register for the International Conference (taking place Nov 10-13) in order to attend a pre-conference event? No! You are able to register and attend any of the below events without having to purchase a ticket or attend the entire International Conference.

Are meals and lodging included? No. If you plan to stay overnight or have meals on-site, you must purchase lodging and a meal plan separately.

Can I get CEUs from pre-conference events? This depends on the individual event. Each event is different and you'll need to check out the specific event details.

Where are the events being held? Location varies by individual event. Each event will be held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly unless otherwise specified.

Are the pre-conferences available to virtual attendees too? Will they be recorded? No. Pre-conference events occur in-person only unless otherwise specified.