Welcome to AAACE

The mission of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development; unifying adult educators; fostering the development and dissemination of theory, research, information, and best practices; promoting identity and standards for the profession; and advocating relevant public policy and social change initiatives.

We invite you to settle in and explore our site. Engage. Connect. Learn.

2016 Call for Award Nominations

The call for award nominations for the 2016 awards is now open. AAACE confers several categories of awards to recognize and honor exemplary contributions to adult continuing education. The awards are a highly visible component of the association's statement about standards of excellence in the field and recognize individual and team efforts for leadership, service, knowledge, learners and practice in the field. For more information, please visit our Award Page here.

2016 Call for Nominations for AAACE Board of Directors

The Nominations and Elections Committee of the American Association for Adult & Continuing Education (AAACE) is requesting nominations for the positions of President Elect, Secretary and Director at Large. Board members have the opportunity to shape the future of AAACE. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in our association. Please consider nominating yourself or encouraging a colleague to run for this position. The deadline for all nominations is June 1, 2016.

All required application support materials from nominees are due by June 30, 2016.

Click here for descriptions and qualifications for Board of Director nominations.

ICACE Invitation to Propose Authoring an Article by AAACE Members

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), at their annual conference general session on November 19, 2015, launched an International Compendium of Adult and Continuing Education (ICACE). The purpose of this 500 page print and eEdition hybrid publication in conjunction with Stylus Publishing, scheduled for release in late 2017, is to map the knowledge base of the field. It will contain more than one hundred succinct and substantive articles written by able practitioners and scholars from various countries and parts of the field.

The link to the Compendium website is: https://sites.google.com/site/icacecompendium/

Members of associations worldwide who work in the field are encouraged to visit this website for information about the Compendium, including how to submit a proposal to author an article or to assist with editing. You can forward this invitation to people with experience and vision to enjoy increasing the accessibility of outstanding publications and examples which can enhance the effectiveness of people worldwide who provide learning opportunities for adults. We especially welcome a proposal from you.

Vision Statement

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is dedicated to the belief that lifelong learning contributes to human fulfillment and positive social change. We envision a more humane world made possible by the diverse practice of our members in helping adults acquire the knowledge, skills and values needed to lead productive and satisfying lives.

National Adult Education Fund

The purpose of the National Adult Education Fund is to provide conference scholarships, leadership development, and examination of adult education issues of concern to the membership.

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