The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
Letter from the President
In November 2016 the AAACE Board worked on a Strategic Plan that helped to conceptualize our vision and direction for the next few years. This interactive process included significant input from our membership as we worked with AAACE member and Board surveys to gain a deeper understanding of the heartbeat of our organization. Read More.
2017 AAACE Conference - Call for Proposals
Have you started writing your proposal for the 66th Annual AAACE Conference at the Downtown Memphis Sheraton? The Call for Proposals is now open, so you’ll want to submit your proposal before the April 30th deadline. Read More.
CDLT Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media - Call For Presenters
The 2017 Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) “Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media” will be held on October 31, 2017, from 8 am until 2 pm at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Proposal Submissions are due on June 5, 2017. Read More.
CIAE Pre-Conference CFP
The 2017 Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) Pre-Conference will be held October 29-31, 2017 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Proposal Submissions are due June 5, 2017.
CPAE Co-Conference in Memphis
You are invited to submit a proposal for SIG Sessions at this year’s Commission of
Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) conference, held in conjunction with the AAACE
Annual Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.
AAACE Awards - Make Your Nomination Today!
AAACE confers several categories of awards to recognize and honor exemplary contributions to adult continuing education. The awards are a highly visible component of the association's statement about standards of excellence in the field and recognize individual and team efforts for leadership, service, knowledge, learners and practice in the field. Read More.
Best Practice Award in Distance Learning or Technology for Adult Learners - Nominations Now Open
One of the goals of the AAACE’s Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) is to provide members with opportunities to share best practices and research on how adults are learning in networked and other technological learning environments. This award is to honor those best practices. Nominations are accepted for Best Practice in Distance Learning or Technology (includes educational and/or instructional technology) for Adult Learners. Read More.
Commission for Community Minority and Non-Formal Education
Our goal for the Commission on Community, Minority, and Non-Formal Education (CCMNFE) is to strengthen the connections within our community and to generate opportunities for our commission members to share the work that they do. Read More.
News from the CPAE Executive Committee
The CPAE Executive Committee (EC) sent out a survey to members in Fall 2016 to identify priorities our organization would like to pursue moving forward. Members identified, in order of importance, six priorities. Read More.
But I'm Not an Adult Educator, Am I?
I’m sure that most of us joined AAACE as graduate students of adult learning, or as first year professionals, at the suggestions of their peers. My path, however, was a little less orthodox. Read More.
What the Experts Have to Say about Non-Traditional Students
“I think the biggest misconception about adult learners from the institutional side is that they can do it all on their own.” What do you think are the top 3 character traits of an adult learner? Read More.
- AAACE Announces Editors for the 2020 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education
Every ten years since the 1930's, AAACE has produced an edited handbook that engages contemporary issues, research, and practices in the field of adult and continuing education. The editors of this text are selected through a competitive bidding process. Read More.
- AHRD Conference Summary - Partnerships are Important
I recently attended the Academy of Human Resource Development’s (AHRD) International Research Conference in the Americas, held in San Antonio, Texas, March 2-4, 2017. I had already planned to participate, but my attendance as AAACE Secretary was also, in part, a result of the recent partnership agreement between AAACE and AHRD, announced at the AAACE 2016 annual conference. Read More.