AEE Professional Development & Resources

Throughout the year, AEE hosts a variety of events for members and the experiential education community alike. All of our events are intentionally designed and facilitated to help you to develop professionally, learn valuable new strategies and skills to integrate into your work, and develop lasting personal and professional relationships. 

AEE Annual International ConferenceAEE Conferences are designed to create the shared space where you can grow your career, discover valuable new strategies to integrate into your work, and develop lasting personal and professional relationships.  AEE is proud to host these leading events annually for present and future experiential educators and practitioners from around the world. 

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? Did you know that AEE hosted 16 Free Webinars on topics ranging from risk management to COVID-19 reopening plans? 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. (members get 2 free job postings per year!)

Roundtable Chats: Each month, AEE hosts an open space roundtable forum 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. Originally started in March 2020 during the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Community Resource Library was created as a place for resource sharing among the community. AEE continues to work to bring the Experiential community together to exchange ideas and information through this free library. 

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!

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.