AEE Northeast Region
Northeast Regional Conference
April 19-21, 2024
University of New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire
CALL FOR PROPOSALS! Submit here by December 15, 2023.
Click here to find a PDF containing all the details you need to design and propose your workshop for this year's conference. If you have any questions please reach out to us using the contact information at the bottom of this page. We are excited to help you submit your best proposal and look forward to learning about your great ideas!
Before you begin filling out the online application, we recommend that you write up all information asked for in the online form in a separate document. You can then copy and paste the information into the on-line application. A Word document template of the application can be found here. There is also a link provided at the top of the workshop proposal online form. After your proposal is submitted you will not be able to access it to make any changes.
Your 2024 Host Committee:
Christy Brodeur & Elyse Norton (Conveners), Jed Williamson, Rosanne Mistretta, Allie Richardson, Sarah Skoy, Ladda “Bug” Kosaketh, Hutch Hutchinson, Robert Siudzinski, Katie Toole, Andrew Wood, Shannon McNamara, Phoebe Connolly, Melissa Bettigole, Kendra Bostick, Melissa Murphy
Sarah Skoy | Jed Williamson | Phoebe Connolly | Melissa Murphy | Ladda “Bug” Kosaketh
The Northeast Region covers the following states and provinces:
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Quebec, Atlantic Provinces
The Northeast Regional Volunteers Seek To:
- Represent AEE's values in the Northeast, and support its growth and impact as an organization.
- Recognize and address current needs for attention and change within the Northeast by:
- Initiating strategies and actions to affect change in these areas
- Advising and supporting the Host Committee in reaching these objectives at Annual NE Regional Conference.
- Fuel the expansion and diversification of groups and perspectives within AEE.
- Foster connections within our region.
- Create opportunities for members to develop within this field.
Roles and participation in the council rotate to support allow for the capacity and perspectives needed to responsibly serve AEE in this way.
THE JOSH MINER DIALOGUE
In 2001, the Northeast Regional Conference hosted Josh Miner as one of the keynote speakers. As a founding trustee of Outward Bound, Josh was instrumental in bringing the experiential philosophy of Kurt Hahn to the United States. Conference attendees were fortunate to hear Josh's vision and passion firsthand, as he shared stories, metaphors, and lessons of children, curiosity, and character. Josh passed away nine months later.
In an effort to capture the essence of the wisdom he shared, in 2003 the Northeast Region Advisory Council established the Josh Miner dialogue series. The series consists of a public undefined dialogue or conversation between the years' honoree and another professional in the field. The "interview" traditionally takes place during the Northeast Regional Conference. This format gives conference attendees a chance to get to know the honoree in an informal setting that often reveals best practice advice and nuggets of wisdom, as well as personal stories and mistakes to avoid.
The Northeast Region Advisory Council in conjunction with the Regional Conference Host Committee selects the Josh Miner Dialogue Series honoree.
Do you have a suggestion for a future honoree? The Northeast Region Advisory Council is interested in hearing from regional members about who they believe would be a good candidate for recognition as the Josh Minor dialogue series speaker. If you have a suggestion, please reach out to AEENortheast@aee.org
2019 Jasper S. Hunt
2018 Mike Gass
2017 Laurie Gullion
2016 Dick Prouty
2015 Jed Williamson
2014 Nicki Hall
2013 Hendricks Davis
2012 Karen Warren
2011 Rob Rubendall
2010 Lance Lee
2009 Jim Schoel
2008 Pam McPhee
2007 Craig Dobkin
2006 Keith King
2005 Phil Costello
2004 Dan Garvey
2003 Karl Rohnke
Person In Charge Of Unlocking Potential
Michael Gessford will be remembered for his playful spirit, his dedication to the field of experiential education and his kindness and generosity. Mike possessed a unique way of empowering others to achieve their best. In a world of people so quick to offer answers; Mike asked questions. His confidence in others abilities and his endless pursuit of knowledge urged those around him to dig deeper within themselves. Mike was a perceptive educator who gave the world his all and asked for nothing in return. PICOUP is a phrase Mike himself came up with to describe his "job title": Person In Charge Of Unlocking Potential.
This award is dedicated to the memory of Mike Gessford (1962-2011), the original PICOUP. Mike would have liked to remind everyone, "follow your bliss."
The PICOUP Award will be given each year to someone in the Northeast AEE community who selflessly gives of themselves for the betterment of others. This award is to honor an individual who has the ability to empower others to achieve their best regardless of personal gain.
2017 - Jim Grout
2016 - Kamora Herrington
2015 - Keith King
2014 - Brent Bell
2013 - Hutch Hutchinson
2012 - Beth Sayers
2011 - Mike Gessford