2019 AEE Rocky Mountain Region Conference
Colorado State University - Pueblo, April 12-14, 2019

Experiential Learning—Creating Sparks and Shifting Paradigms!
Join the AEE RMR to meet new friends, collaborate, and plan for a diverse and socially-just global future. Together we will create learning environments to nurture and challenge life-long learners.

 AEE @ CSU

Conference highlights include…who should attend

  • 30-40 workshops, including practitioner-led, student-led, and faculty-led workshops.
  • Pre-Conference Workshops/Clinics: Mountain Biking, Fly Fishing, Challenge Course, Climbing Wall, Wilderness Therapy, etc. (note: fees for these sessions are covered with full registration)
  • Exhibits, career connections, professional and social networking.
  • Research poster session, including student research presentations.
  • Very affordable registration ratesFREE on-campus camping option.
  • One lunch and snacks included.
  • Friday Night PLAYNOTE.
  • An inspiring desert setting! Area attractions include Arkansas River for fly fishing and whitewater park, Lake Pueblo State Park for camping, SUP, and mountain biking, Shelf Road for rock climbing and a whitewater play park!

 

 


 How to Get Involved in the Conference

  • Register to attend. If you’re an educator, have your students register too! Or, register everyone as a group. Early bird registration closes March 8, 2019.  To register, click here.
  • Workshop proposals are now closed.  Thanks to all those who submitted proposals for the 2019 conference!
  • Become an exhibiter; promote your program or product.       
  • Become a sponsor by donating a scholarship for a student to attend, contributing items for the raffle, sponsoring a keynote presentation. 

 

Lodging information 

  • On-Campus Camping Option is FREE.  For questions please email Scott Robertshaw, [email protected]
  • Conference Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham Hotel, 4711 North Elizabeth Pueblo, Colorado 81008 (719) 586-9000. The conference rate is $93.00 plus tax per night. The cutoff date for individual attendees to call in and reserve their rooms is March 30, 2019.

Conference Schedule 

Specific information about workshops and professional development intensives will be added to the website in mid-March, when workshop proposals are reviewed. This schedule may be revised. 

Friday, April 12

10:00 – 8:00      Conference registration and check-in. Exhibitors set up.

8:00 – Noon       Pre-conference Workshops and Professional Development Intensives

1:00 – 5:00        Pre-conference Workshops and Professional Development Intensives

5:00 – 7:00        Dinner on your own.

7:00 – 9:00       Welcome KEYNOTE and PLAYNOTE w/ Michelle Cummings

 

Saturday, April 13

7:45 - 8:30         Conference Registration and Check-In @ Occhiato Student Center

8:30 – 9:45         WELCOMENOTE - Bob Talks (Pechakucha Style)

10:00 – 12:15     Workshops

12:15 – 1:15        Lunch (provided) @ CSU-Pueblo Occhiato Student Center (OSC)

1:30 – 5:15          Workshops

5:30                     Dinner on your own

7:30 – 9:30         Evening Program: TBD

 

Sunday, April 14

8:30 – 10:30       Workshops

11:00 – 12:15     CLOSENOTE - Reflections of the Weekend w/ Student Leaders

1:00 - 6:00          Post Conference Workshop - Rock Climbing @ Shelf Road

 

Register to attend the 2019 AEE Rocky Mountain Region conference

  • Registration includes Saturday lunch.
  • Some Friday afternoon professional development intensives (PDIs) have an additional fee; see online registration form for details. Space in PDIs is limited, so early bird registration is strongly suggested.
  • Friday all-day pre-conference clinics and trips have additional fees. See the online registration website.
  • Presenters must register for the conference by the early bird date so we can ensure workshop offerings.
  • To register, click here.

Registration Levels

Early Bird Rate:
Thru March 15th

Regular Rate:
After March 15th

Student

$50

$65

Student: Workshop / PDI presenter

$35

Presenters must register by 3/8

AEE member

$125

$150

AEE member: Workshop / PDI presenter

$100

Presenters must register by 3/8

AEE member: Exhibitor (includes 1 registration)

$100

$125

Non-AEE member

$150

$175

Non-AEE member: Workshop / PDI presenter

$100

Presenters must register by 3/8

Non- AEE member: Exhibitor (includes 1 registration)

$125

$150

Friday all-day pre-conference clinics and trips

See online registration

See online registration

Friday afternoon PDIs (see online registration)

$0 - $45

$0 - $45

 

 Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Membership Levels: For details, visit http://www.aee.org/member-levels

 

For further information or questions, contact…

Daniel Bowan: AEE Rocky Mountain Region conference co-chair.  Assistant Professor of Recreation and Outdoor Leadership at Colorado State University – Pueblo.  Email: [email protected]

Jay Zarr: AEE Rocky Mountain Region conference co-chair.  Director of Experiential Learning at Summit Academy. Email: [email protected]

Scott Robertshaw: AEE Rocky Mountain Region conference committee.  Associate Director of Student Recreation- Outdoor Pursuits and Search and Rescue at Colorado State University – Pueblo.  Email: [email protected]

Christine Rochester: AEE Rocky Mountain Region conference committee.  Professor of Physical Education at Colorado State University – Pueblo.  Email: [email protected]

John Bennion: AEE Rocky Mountain Region conference committee.  Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University.  Email: [email protected]

 


 

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