AEE Heartland Region 

The Heartland 2022 Conference

March 4-6, 2022 
Touch of Nature Environmental Center
SIU Carbondale,  IL

Touch of Nature Environmental Center is located on 3200 acres in beautiful Southern Illinois.  The center serves as the outdoor laboratory for SIU Carbondale providing outdoor experiences to students and the local Southern Illinois Region.  *Please visit the Touch of Nature website to learn more: 

2022 Heartland Regional Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposal deadline: January 28

First and foremost, thank you for your interest in participating in this year’s AEE-HR 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 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 for a 60-minute Workshop, please complete and submit this form by January 28th, 2022. 

Please see the criteria here

Should you have any questions in this process, please feel free to reach out to Andrew Taylor at We appreciate your investment in making this year’s conference great.

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