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.

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AAACE In Memoriam

AAACE now offers a forum to honor the Adult Educators we have lost. Please view the forum here.

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.

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3/6/2017 » 3/31/2017
Call for Proposals: 10th Asian Diaspora Pre-Conference Adult Education Research Conference (AERC)

3/17/2017 » 3/31/2017
Call for Proposals: The African Diaspora Pre-conference

3/20/2017 » 8/1/2017
Call for Proposals - IWAC 2018

3/23/2017 » 3/25/2017
ANTSHE 2017 Conference

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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