What’s New and Special About the AAACE Conference This Year?
By Christy Rhodes, 2017 Conference Chair
We are excited to hold our conference sessions at the Memphis Cook Convention Center right across the street from the downtown Memphis Sheraton Hotel.
What’s Special about AAACE Sessions?
Exciting Conference Sessions
Congratulations to our selected proposal presenters for AAACE 2017 Conference! Sessions represent the breadth and scope of the field with 155 concurrent, 27 shared concurrent, 49 roundtable, and 23 poster sessions from our 18 conference threads. Sessions include information about adult learning, history, and philosophy, as well as offering information about innovations and research in adult learning contexts as diverse as cooperative extension, community and non-formal education, health education, workforce, and continuing education. There’s so much great information at the conference this year! The full Session Schedule will be added to the AAACE website and conference app shortly.
All meeting rooms will have Internet access and up-to-date projection equipment and screens. Presenters will still need to bring their own laptop, dongles, and flash drives.
Pre-Conference and Co-Conference Information
Commission on International Adult Education Pre-Conference:
Commission on Distance Learning and Technology Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media: October 31
Innovating Adult Education Pre-Conference: October 31
Commission of Professors of Adult Education Co-Conference:
Plan to attend the one of the pre-conferences and/or co-conference. Be sure to include this in your registration. All AAACE events will take place at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
The AAACE Conference keynote address and president's reception follows one hour after the end of the pre-conferences; exhibits are open during the reception.
Conference Schedule of Events
The Schedule of Events will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. Check back here often. Get the Full Schedule of Events for the 2017 Conference here.
CDLT Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media
The 2017 Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) “Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media” will be held October 31, 2017, from 8 am until 2 pm, at Memphis Cook Convention Center. Dr. Leslie Cordie, assistant professor (Auburn University), and Lauretta Freeman-Horn, a doctoral student at AU and former WNBA basketball star, will serve as featured presenter and facilitator for the workshop portion of the symposium. In addition, the following 15 discussion-based individual presentations have been accepted to round out the symposium. Read More
2017 Conference Keynote Speakers
Click here to see the Conference keynote speakers and plan your time at the Conference.
Your ROI for Attending
Use the table below to figure out how much you’ll spend to attend the 2017 AAACE Conference in Memphis. This will help to explain the benefits of attending to your employer and your colleagues.
What are your benefits from attending the AAACE Conference?
• New knowledge and training
• New knowledge and training to share with colleagues
• Learning new technology and tools
• Team Building (if sending a group)
• Exposure to new products and services (Exhibit Area)