Make AEE Your Professional Home!

Offering Professional Development, Resources, Events, Connections & Community

Our community of members is comprised of hundreds of professionals, students, and learners who work or study in some capacity with Experiential Education. Our over 1,700 members are from over 25 Countries, bringing global perspectives to everything that we do.

"I am thankful for my network of practitioners from across the world that have focused their talents on a form of Experiential Learning. The community that we have built is moving the organization into the future and continuing the impact potential we have for our world." - Sam, Member Since 1997

Our members don't fit into just one category. We recognize and champion the fact that experiential education can take place in many different settings and contexts, and work hard to create a community of inclusion, open dialogue, and access to facilitate the connection between individuals from all areas of professional focus, perspective, and background.

AEE Members include: Practitioners, Training & Development Professionals, Classroom Teachers, Professors, Students, Researchers, Clinical Adventure Therapists, Parks & Recreation Professionals, Camp Directors & Staff, Consultants, Non-Profit Directors & Staff, Environmental Educators, and more.

23% of AEE Members are International (not from the United States of America)

Whatever your area of practice, study or interest, you belong here.

“The opportunity to meet and be exposed to people and ideas outside of my traditional practice areas has been eye-opening and inspired me to expand my practice areas and network.” -Charlie, Member since 2017

"I joined AEE for the amazing community, everyone is approachable and there is such a wealth of knowledge in its membership base. I like being able to reach out for advice and also provide it." - Kellie, Member since 2021


READY TO JOIN AEE?
To become a member of AEE, select your membership type below and click the Join button to get started. Please contact us if you have any questions. 
Is Your Organization Already a Member? If your organization is already a member, then so are you! Create your own account by clicking here to take advantage of your organization's membership. Simply add the name of your Organization in the 'Parent Company' field.

Individual

Individual Memberships are ideal for individuals, students, or business owners.


An Individual Membership provides you with member benefits and simultaneously supports AEE's mission and vision to expand and elevate Experiential Education worldwide. Explore all of the benefits below and consider which financial contribution is the most feasible for you at this time. We thank you for your support of Experiential Education!

ALL Individual Membership Levels (Supporter, Advocate, Leader) will receive the following benefits:


3 Individual Member Level Tiers to Choose From:

1) Supporter $75 / year
The Supporter Membership offers you the member benefits listed above and supports AEE's mission to expand and elevate the advancement of Experiential Education worldwide. $75 is the minimum Membership contribution that AEE offers to be able to sustain the Association.

2) Advocate $175 / year
In addition to all of the benefits above, the Advocate Membership level provides additional funds which will be used to bolster existing AEE programs such as membership support to Members who may not be able to meet our $75 Supporter tier, the funding scholarships for our conferences, and promotes our mission to offer programming and events to the greater community at little to no cost.

3) Leader $275 / year
In addition to all of the benefits above, the Leader Membership level allows our team to continue to diligently research and provide standards for safety, risk management, and best practices. Your support allows AEE to continue to grow our staff and volunteer presence, create new educational opportunities for the community, and propel the Association forward with new initiatives.

*PLEASE NOTE you will be required to pay online. If you need to pay via check or some other method, please contact sherry@aee.org.

If you choose to pay by credit card, you can also save the card for future checkouts! And, you can opt-in to auto-pay for future renewal dues invoices.

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Organization

Organizational Memberships are ideal for organizations, schools, universities/colleges, or businesses with multiple employees.


An Organizational Membership provides member benefits to an unlimited number of staff, faculty, or students of your organization and simultaneously supports AEE's mission and vision to expand and elevate Experiential Education worldwide. Explore all of the benefits below and consider which financial contribution is the most feasible for you at this time. We thank you for your support of Experiential Education!

ALL Organizational Membership Levels (Supporter, Advocate, Leader) AND each individual Staff Member will receive the following benefits:

  • Get an unlimited number of sub-memberships (add your Staff! Sub-members can access member benefits, will have an individual profile in the member directory, and will have personal login credentials) 
  • Access to the Journal of Experiential Education
  • Access AEE Books and Publications
  • Get two free Job Postings & post your resume on the Experiential Education Job Board *2 per year
  • Receive the Monthly Member Newsletter
  • Access Member Discounts and Pro Deals
  • Access the Member Directory
  • Eligibility for AEE Awards
  • Share stories, news, and events through AEE Social Media Channels and AEE Newsletters
  • Register for Conferences at a Discounted Rate
  • Post Up to 10 Upcoming Events in the AEE Event Calendar
  • *NEW! Free Access to 141 International Conference Workshop Recordings!

3 Organizational Member Level Tiers to Choose From:

1) Supporter Organization $325 / year
The Supporter Membership provides you and an unlimited number of your team members with the member benefits listed above and supports AEE's mission to expand and elevate the advancement of Experiential Education worldwide. $325 is the minimum organizational Membership contribution that AEE offers to be able to sustain the Association.

2) Advocate Organization $425 / year
In addition to all of the benefits above, the Advocate Membership level allows us to grant scholarships to Members who may not be able to meet our $325 Supporter tier, helps us to fund scholarships for our conferences, and supports us in our mission to offer programming and events to the greater community at little to no cost.

3) Leader Organization $750 / year
In addition to all of the benefits above, the Leader Membership level also allows our team to continue to diligently research and provide standards for safety, risk management, and best practices. Your support allows AEE to continue to grow our staff and volunteer presence, create new educational opportunities for the community, and propel the
Association forward with new initiatives.


Adding Staff Members to your account:

As an Organizational or Accredited Member, you can have an unlimited number of staff members associated with your Organizational Membership. Each staff member will have unique login credentials. You will need to tell your staff to JOIN the Association at www.aee.org/create-account and enter your organization name under the 'Parent Company' field to be given a free account and member benefits. Each staff Member will need to JOIN AEE. If there are questions, please email anna@aee.org.


*PLEASE NOTE you will be required to pay online. If you need to pay via check or some other method, please contact sherry@aee.org.

If you choose to pay by credit card, you can also save the card for future checkouts! And, you can opt-in to auto-pay for future renewal dues invoices.

"AEE has most impacted me by showing me that I am not alone in the work that I do; by inspiring me, showing me the world of possibility that exists in the field of experiential education."

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