American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
10111 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hwy
Suite 200C
Bowie, MD 20720
301-459-6261
Fax: 301-459-6241
E-mail: office@aaace.org

Welcome to the AAACE Website

This AAACE website is designed to provide information about AAACE and related areas in adult and continuing education, invite new members to join, and provide appropriate services to present members to facilitate their continuing professional growth. Please send any comments or suggestions to office@aaace.org.

What's Happening at AAACE

Updates from the Field

AAACE helps to support and promote adult education by providing information on activities and events in the field. Click here to learn what's going on. You'll find information on how to get fact sheets about PIAAC from the National Coalition for Literacy, about the 33rd Annual Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult and Higher Education, and more!

Latest: September - Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!  Click here to access the NCLpress release. And find out more about the newest blog and PIAAC information sheets from the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) on their new website! 

Join the AAACE-NLA listserv: the National Literacy Advocacy List sponsored by AAACE. Click here to request to subscribe.The purpose of the list is to provide subscribers with information about national issues that affect adult literacy/basic/secondary education and English
for Speakers of Other Languages. http://national-coalition-literacy.org/

AAACE's 2014 Elections

Welcome to AAACE's newly elected President-elect, Margaret Eggleston, Secretary, Jill Zarestky; and Director-at-large, Jonathan Taylor!

The President-elect is elected for one year, but moves to President for one year and then Past President for an additional year. The Secretary and Director-at-large serve two year terms.  Click on their names to read their biographies and platform statements.

Welcome to the 2014 Conference
November 4-7, Charleston, SC

"Adult Educators: Making a Difference!"

Keynote presentations now posted! Please access through the Conference Home Page by clicking on the Quick Link "Conference Keynote Presentations."

The complete conference program book is accessible at https://iu.box.com/AAACE2014Proceedings

Conference photos (keep checking for new photos!) may be accessed at https://iu.box.com/s/6wad4olfxk3wqxadgw5c

Please visit the Conference Home Page to view the recipients of the top three Outstanding Poster Awards!

Click here to review the conference schedule.
Click here to see our generous sponsors!
Click here if you want to access the app on your laptop or computer.

 

Congratulations to the winners of two free hotel nights in our Early Bird Drawing ~ Linda and Joanne!

Click here for Quick Links to Draft Schedule, Keynote Speakers, Conference Hotel, Exhibitor/Sponsorship Information, and more! If you are unable to find the conference information you need on the website, please write to conference@aaace.org

What conference participants say:

"A great conference that supports adult and continuing education. The networking is a great opportunity to share ideas with colleagues."

"The annual conference is, in addition to the journals and publications, the best reason for being a member."

"As the premier professional organization in the broad field of adult education, I participate as frequently as I can."

Call for Proposals for AAACE (Nov. 4-7) - Closed April 25th. THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a proposal!!!

Call for Proposals for Papers for the International Pre-Conference - Closed May 23rd. THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a paper for presentation!

Call for General Editorship of Adult Education Reference Work

The American Association of Adult Continuing Education (AAACE) has been asked to partner with Wiley-Blackwell Publishers in the creation of a multi-volume, hybrid print and online, comprehensive reference work on the field of adult education. For more information on this reference work, click here.

Benefits of AAACE Membership

What are the benefits of being a AAACE member? We'd like to highlight just two!

  • Members have online access to AAACE journals! When you log in as a member on the AAACE website (upper right corner), you will find a link to instructions for setting up your online account. You may also just click on the journal (left side of website) that you selected with your membership. Go to the "Subscribe" tab and then click the link that says "Activate you editor/society member subscription."
  • Members enjoy discounted conference registration rates!

Join today and discover the many other benefits of being a AAACE member. A listing of all benefits for individuals, students, and affiliate organizations is provided hereJust click here for a new member application. Click here to renew your membership and find out what you've been missing! Or, if you wish to update your membership profile, please click here.

New Board Members

Congratulations to Jean Fleming, new AAACE President-elect, and to Christy Rhodes, new Director-At-Large.   Jean and Christy were installed as officers at the AAACE annual conference in Lexington, Kentucky in November.  Additional changes to the AAACE Board of Directors are as follows:  Steve Schmidt became AAACE President, Linda Morris became Past-president, and Nancy Fire became director of the Commission for Community, Minority and Non-Formal Education (CCMNFE).

This spring, we welcome the arrival of two additional new board members.  J. Bernard Bradley is the new director of the Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) and Steve McCaskey became the new director of the Commission for Program Management (CPM). 

Past AAACE Conferences

The AAACE conferences have been held all over the United States in places such as Cleveland, Denver, and Norfolk.  Each conference has included participants from over 43 states and more than 15 countries, providing opportunities to participate in 180 individual, multiple and roundtable concurrent presentations, general sessions, and pre- and co-conferences. Following are the program schedules for 2013, Lexington, KY,  2012, Las Vegas, NV, 2011, Indianapolis, IN, 2010, Clearwater Beach, FL, and 2009, Cleveland, OH.

Members Helping Members (MHM)

MHM matches those members who are interested in finding out about particular topics or in need of specific skills with those who can provide ideas or assistance. Please click here to find out more and to participate.

Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education

Every ten years since the 1930's, AAACE publishes a handbook that addresses the current issues, research and practices in the field of adult and continuing education. The 2010 Handbook is available from Sage Publishing. Click on the Handbook on the left to order a copy. To review the table of contents of the past Adult & Continuing Education Handbooks click here.

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