AEE Professional Development

AEE sponsors a variety of events for experiential educators, practitioners and students from around the world to come together in a supportive community with the goal of promoting, defining, developing, and applying the theories and practices of experiential education. AEE conferences are designed to help you to develop professionally, find employment or employees, learn valuable new strategies and skills to integrate into your work, and develop lasting personal and professional relationships.

AEE Annual International Conference: Each Fall, educators and practitioners from around the world convene to share ideas, network, build skills, and effect change! 

Regional Conferences: In North America, the Association is broken down into eight geographic regions. Regions play a significant role in AEE by providing opportunities for members in a particular geographic region to get better acquainted with AEE and with each other. 

Webinars: Have you missed an AEE webinar? Our entire webinar archive is available to view at your convenience!

Career Center: Find your next career opportunity or post a listing to hire your next employee. 

Roundtable Chats: AEE has launched a series of open space roundtable forums for experiential educators to come together and chat informally in a shared space of collaboration, support, and connection. All are welcome from any area of practice or interest! No membership is required to participate. 

Community Resource Library: Resources on Black Lives Matter & Social Justice, teaching & learning online, mental health, family activities, health and safety, outdoor recreation, non-profits or small businesses, and leadership guidance.

Awards & Recognitions: There are many outstanding, often unsung, experiential practitioners whose high standards, commitment and contributions have inspired others to dream and to act. AEE Awards recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to the theory of experiential education and their service to AEE.

ActivatEE: ActivatEE is sharing platform designed by the Association for Experiential Education for its members and conference attendees during the International Conference. ActivatEE is a developmental process, both for the speaker and the audience, where we share ideas, test assumptions, and are asked to view a perspective through a different lens. ActivatEE is designed to facilitate the process of creating one’s story, inspiring the use of one’s voice, and launching an idea - all on stage during a conference keynote.

Calendar of Events: Check out upcoming events in the field of EE!

Research & PublicationsAEE has a collection of publications that will keep you current on the latest research, provide a different perspective for your work and deepen your understanding of the broad fundamentals of experiential education.