Symposium On Experiential Education Research

The Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER) provides an outlet and venue for researchers in the field of experiential education to present, share, dialogue, and further develop their research ideas each year at the AEE International Conference.

See the 2021 Book of Abstracts

Research Symposium Co-Chairs

Dr. Ryan Zwart, Montreat College

Dr. Curt Davidson, University of Wyoming

Kathy Rohn Ph.D. Candidate, Boston College

For questions please contact symposium co-chair, Dr. Ryan Zwart at

The call for posters and research presentations for the 2022 International Conference has closed as of May 6.

 Read The 2020 Abstracts 

The first SEER took place at AEE's 2001 International Conference in Charleston, West Virginia. Fittingly, it was Dr. Alan Ewert of Indiana University who conceived of and led the effort to establish that first SEER. A widely published researcher and author in the field of adventure-based education, Dr. Ewert is also known for his distinguished career in academia, three decades as an Outward Bound instructor, as holder of the Patricia and Joel Meier Outdoor Leadership Chair, past editor of the Journal of Experiential Education, and as fellow and past president of the prestigious Academy of Leisure Sciences. In providing the leadership to launch SEER, Dr. Ewert was giving back to the field that he has helped develop throughout his academic and professional career. The symposium occurs concurrently with the International AEE Conference each year and involves the presentation of research papers from leading international scholars in the field of experiential education. 

Read abstracts from past years here!