AEE Membership Benefits

As an AEE member, you help promote experiential education and advocate for its use across a variety of fields. With your support, AEE is able to champion the use of experiential education and build the quality of EE programs around the world. 

With hundreds of members from around the world, the AEE community represents a broad spectrum of professional fields that utilize experiential education methodologies and practices.

Becoming a member of AEE allows you to participate in a supportive community dedicated to promoting, defining, developing and applying the theories and practices of experiential education. And, we've got some pretty amazing resources that are exclusive to our members: 

Available to members only, the Member Resource Library is your one stop for real-time, at your own pace, professional development. 

"Working for a small outdoor ed nonprofit, it has been awesome to be able to connect to similar practitioners in my region through the conferences.  I also have found the webinars/professional development opportunities to be an invaluable resource. I love the research articles in the JEE, they help me to stay current on the field findings and practices."

As an AEE Member, you have exclusive access the following resources: 
  • Online Access to Journal of Experiential Education (JEE)
    • The Journal of Experiential Education (JEE) is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing refereed articles on experiential education in diverse contexts. The JEE provides a forum for the empirical and theoretical study of issues concerning experiential learning, program management and policies, educational, developmental, and health outcomes, teaching and facilitation, and research methodology. 
  • Access to AEE online members only directory, forums, and social community
    • Access the AEE online member directory and network with other members today.
    • Find and connect with your peers, send direct messages, post messages, share photos, join affiliation discussion groups through the Social Community 
    • Network with other Members and share resources in the AEE Members Only Online Forum (Post topics, browse discussions, provide resources, ask questions, subscribe to topics of choice)
  • Discounts on AEE Books and publications
  • Ability to connect with the AEE's Governance by reading bylaws, voting on association business, reviewing board meeting minutes, and reading our policy register
  • Monthly Newsletter Subscription 
  • Eligibility for social media, website, & newsletter shout-outs!
    • Reach over 1,600 members from over 29 countries
    • Reach over 20,000 practitioners, educators, inquirers, researchers, and more in the field of EE across our social media channels

AEE Member Testimonials

“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.”

"AEE has provided me with a support system that is far greater than a simple association- a community of people that are making world changing differences in their communities."

"Working for a small outdoor ed nonprofit, it has been awesome to be able to connect to similar practitioners in my region through the conferences.  I also have found the webinars/professional development opportunities to be an invaluable resources. I love the research articles in the JEE, they help me to stay current on the field findings and practices."

"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."

"AEE is energizing, it is where I have met and will meet my best buds, it's inclusive and makes perfect sense for my ongoing professional learning."

AEE has helped frame social justice in outdoor education and has been integral in my professional development throughout my career.”

"It is my professional home, where other professionals who share the same passion for EE can be found. AEE's focus on social justice helps keep me focused on the reasons we do the work we do. It is all about the clients and students with whom we work."

AEE has values that embrace diversity, excellence, and interactive learning.”

"AEE has been my professional home since Grad School!"