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The Call for Proposals for the 66th Annual AAACE Conference Is Now Open!

3/28/2017 to 4/30/2017
When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Where: Sheraton Memphis Dowtown Hotel
Memphis, Tennessee 
United States

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The Call for Proposals
for the 66th Annual AAACE Conference
Is Now Open!


The 2017 AAACE Conference will be held October 31 - November 3, 2017 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.

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. To that end, we 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.

Conference Theme

We invite adult educators from diverse learning environments to share their research, best practices, and theory at the 66th Annual AAACE Conference in Memphis, Tennessee from October 31 to November 3. We welcome proposals which illustrate the unity and shared experiences of adult learners and adult educators throughout the field, as described in this year’s conference theme, Adult Education: One Chorus of Many Voices.

Submitting your Proposal

Presenters will utilize concurrent, shared-concurrent, roundtable, and poster sessions and are asked to identify their preferred format in their proposal; however, proposal reviewers may suggest alternative formats when appropriate. Submit your proposal at through Proposal Space. Remember to create an account (or edit an existing one to ensure it is current), and add to your email list of safe entities.

For a guide to completing the submission form, please access the Proposal Submission Worksheet.

For additional detail on submitting your proposal, please view this message from 2017 Conference Chair Christy Rhodes.

Important Dates for your Proposal

• Proposals must be submitted no later than Sunday, April 30, 2017
• Acceptances will be announced on or about Sunday, June 11, 2017
• Lead Authors of accepted proposals must confirm their participation by Sunday, July 16, 2017
• Presenters must register by the Early Bird Registration Deadline in Friday, September 15 to be included in the program.
• Presenters will receive the scheduled date and time of their session(s) prior to the Early Bird Registration Deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: This process is ONLY for proposals for presentation at the AAACE Conference.

The Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) Co-conference will be held November 2-3. The CPAE Call for Proposals is available here.

The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) Pre-conference will be held October 29-31.  The CIAE Call for Proposals is available here.

The Commission on Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) Pre-conference Symposium on Social Media will be held October 31.  The CDLT Call for Proposals is available here.