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
Click below to view the full sized flyer!
Fully Integrated Virtual Platform!
Questions? Email: [email protected]

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals Until February 22!

Greetings potential Workshop Presenter!

First and foremost, thank you for your interest in participating in this year’s AEE-Heartland conference as a presenter. As in years past, our presentations are an integral part of our annual conference by continuing to advance the field of experiential education. This year, we are excited to offer virtual presentations that align with the idea of learning through experience and creating a successful story in the future.

In order to formally submit your conference proposal, please complete and submit this form by February 22, 2021. Once submitted, your proposal will be considered for 2021 Heartland Regional Conference and you will be notified of the status of your proposal. If your workshop is selected, you will be notified and eligible to register for the conference at the discounted presenter rate.

Lastly, should you have any questions in this process, please feel free to reach out to Jackie Ziegler and Emily Stangel at [email protected]

We appreciate your investment in making this year’s conference great.



Heartland Newsletter

 Click the image above to read the most recent newsletter from the Heartland Regional Council!

The Heartland Region includes the following states and provinces:

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

Click the image below to view the dynamic map and to see where the members of the Heartland Board are located!

Regional Council Chair: Emily Peffer


*click the graphic above to learn more and apply!



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, Hannah Kelling!

We just want to take a moment to express our deep gratitude for the amazing commitment and support that Hannah Kelling has shown for the AEE Heartland Region this past year. As the Regional Chair Hannah brought immense positivity, leadership, creativity and a welcoming spirit to everyone that she connected with. We are sad to see her go but are excited to see what new adventures are on her horizon!


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


   Connect with the Heartland Region on Facebook!