AEE Heartland Region

The Association for Experiential Education Invites You To [email protected] 
The 2021 Heartland Regional Conference
Your Next Virtual Adventure
April 9-11, 2021
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Fully Integrated Virtual Platform!
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Registration Rates

This year, AEE Heartland is offering a self-determined price for registration with access to all content regardless of what you pay.

AEE is dedicated to opening our learning community. We know there are many systematic forces of exclusion at work in a typical year, even without a pandemic underway. We are moving forward with the belief that together our community has all the resources we need to humbly remove the barriers that those forces present.

We also recognize that perspectives brought by participants coming with diverse backgrounds and identities offer much value to the field and community, yet often comes with added labor for those individuals. Systems and groups concerned with equity account for this as well.

With all of this in mind, we offer a registration price in the form of a spectrum as our best way to ensure access to our conference. We trust you to consider your position and contribute as you can to this equity network and help AEE continue to afford to convene.

In the spirit of transparency, and to help determine the contribution that’s most right for you, here are some things for you to consider:

$40: the cost for one registration to cover budgeted expenses at this year’s virtual Heartland conference
$20: suggested registration fee for Students
$175: the cost for each professional, non-member registration at the 2019 in-person Heartland conference.
$5 minimum to cover payment processing fees
Non-AEE Members usually pay a bit more for registration without active membership.
Workshop presenters and cohort facilitators usually receive a discount.
*all attendees will receive access to the exact same conference programming regardless of registration contribution

What to expect after registering: 3 days before the conference begins, you'll receive access to the back end of the conference platform where you can customize your schedule and explore conference offerings. If you have questions about your registration, please email [email protected] Your invoice receipt will be sent separately. 

Heartland Newsletter

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The Heartland Region includes the following states and provinces:

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

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Regional Council Chair: Emily Peffer


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 Welcome Emily Peffer!

We are so excited to be welcoming Emily Peffer as the new AEE Heartland Regional Council Chairperson!
Emily is excited to be reenergizing her own connection with the AEE community which has had a presence in her professional life since college. While she has had her own peaks and valleys of involvement with AEE over the years, every time she reconnects with the greater AEE community she feels the value all over again. She is happy to support AEE and the Heartland Region specifically and furthermore hopes to encourage others in the Heartland to feel that value too. She's also looking forward to learning from the countless incredible people in this amazing region! Welcome Emily!  

 Thank You for Joining us at the 2020 Heartland Region Conference!