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.



Symposium on Experiential Education Research (SEER) 2021

2021 SEER Presentations will take place from November 11-14, 2021 at the 49th Annual International Conference. Click the graphic above to learn more.


For questions please contact symposium co-chair, Dr. Ryan Zwart at [email protected]

Research Symposium Co-Chairs

Dr. Ryan Zwart, Montreat College

Dr. Curt Davidson, California State University, Long Beach


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. (To read more about the history and intent of SEER, see pages 3-4 of the 2016 SEER Book of Abstracts.)

Read abstracts from past years:

2018 SEER Abstracts
2017 SEER Abstracts

2016 SEER Abstracts

2015 SEER Abstracts

2014 SEER Abstracts

2013 SEER Abstracts
2012 SEER Abstracts
2011 SEER Abstracts
2010 SEER Abstracts
2009 SEER Abstracts
2008 SEER Abstracts
2007 SEER Abstracts
2006 SEER Abstracts
2005 SEER Abstracts
2004 SEER Abstracts
2003 SEER Abstracts