American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
1827 Powers Ferry Road
Bldg 14, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30339 US
Phone: (678) 271-4319
Fax: (678) 229-2777

Conference Updates

Welcome to the 2013 Conference

"Building Sustainable Futures Through Learning and Partnerships"

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Update on Conference Planning. We have posted The Preliminary Conference Program Schedule, Keynote Speakers, and Current and Emerging Conversations Speakers. The Conference Proposal Committee has reviewed the 300+ proposals received and is finalizing the conference schedule, which will be posted soon.

If you have questions about attending or presenting at the conference, check Conference FAQs or Presenter FAQs. If you have additional questions about your proposal, email

The  Conference.  AAACE's 61st Annual Conference will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, November 4-9, 2012. The 2012 AAACE Conference will include concurrent, roundtable, and poster, sessions, as well as workshops and symposiums in such areas as: Workforce Development, Community, Non-Formal, Career, Continuing Professional, Health, Religious, Military and International Adult Education, as well as Distance and Adult Learning, Adult Numeracy and Literacy, Human Resource Development, Program Management, and other related areas. It is this wide array of sharing and learning that makes this conference unique!

Dedicated to the belief that lifelong learning contributes to human fulfillment and positive social change AAACE envisions 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. The aim of this year’s conference is to provide a setting where we can learn and dialogue about key current and emerging issues in adult education as we move forward into the 21st Century – a place to explore perspectives, share knowledge and best practices and develop or hone skills. Its theme is Developing and sustaining adult learners in the 21st Century as:

  • Knowledgeable and skilled people, workers and leaders
  • Lifelong learners working towards wisdom
  • Informed citizens and change agents
  • Environmental stewards

2012 Partners

Conference partners include the Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) (, an association of people from across the country engaged in action learning, reflection and discussion; Nevada Adult Educators (NAE) (; and the International Society for Comparative Adult Education (ISCAE) ( ISCAE will host a two-day conference (Nov 3-4) at the same venue in conjunction with the Commission of International Adult Education’s (CIAE) Pre-Conference (Nov 4-6).

Enjoy Las Vegas

Las Vegas is home to more than just casinos! It offers exciting venues and vistas to visit prior to or just after the conference. Among its museums are the Natural History Museum, National Atomic Testing Museum, Nevada State Museum, Hoover Dam Museum, Bellagio Fine Art Museum and Mob Museum. Three miles west of downtown Las Vegas is the 180-acre Springs Reserve with two museums, nature walks and botanical gardens ( Additionally, many National Parks surround Las Vegas, including Zion, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Arches, and Bryce Canyon. Come to Las Vegas this November. You will learn, have fun, and find many ideas during AAACE’s 61st Annual Conference. Thank you in advance to all who organize, review, volunteer, propose, present, host as vendors, travel, and troubleshoot. Our conference is a success because you care about providing the best and most meaningful educational experiences for adult learners.

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