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Conference Sessions - A Chorus of Many Voices!

by Christy M. Rhodes, 2017 Chair

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal to present at AAACE 2017. Proposal notifications and selection emails have already been sent to all primary presenters. We are incredibly pleased to have such a wide variety of topics related to our conference theme “Adult Education: One Chorus of Many Voices”.  Thanks to the work of volunteer proposal reviewers from AAACE SIGs and Commissions, we now have a lineup of 185 concurrent and 46 roundtable sessions, as well as 17 presenters in our dedicated poster session. What a diverse and strong chorus of voices we will be listening to in Memphis!
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Variations on a Theme of Good Teaching

Closing Session Speaker - Dr. Dan Pratt

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Dan Pratt, Professor Emeritus (Education)    and Senior Scholar (Medicine) at the University of British Columbia, will be presenting our closing keynote program on Friday, November 3 from 11:30 to 1:00. Throughout his career, Dr. Pratt has explored teaching and learning across variations in disciplinary traditions, professional contexts, and social and cultural norms. He has contributed to the professional development of countless adult educators through workshops and his award-winning book, “Five Perspectives on Teaching in Adult and Higher Education”.  I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Dan about a variety of topics and hope you enjoy learning more about this thoughtful and influential adult educator. Read more to see his insightful responses to my questions.


2017 Conference Keynote Speakers

All the Keynote Speaker information can be found here. Watch for more information in coming issues of the newsletter.


Presenter Deadline Extended to July 21 for 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 the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel in Memphis, TN. Join the discussion by clicking here
to submit a brief presenter application by our extended July, 21, 2017 deadline. The AAACE Conference keynote address and president's reception follows one hour later.  Read More

Research-to-Practice Call for Proposals

There’s one more chance to add your voice in Memphis. The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) are pleased to collaborate with the Research-to-Practice in Adult and Higher Education (R2P) Conference organizers to offer dedicated R2P sessions throughout the 66th Annual AAACE Conference from October 31 to November 3, 2017 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The purpose of R2P is to build community among researchers and practitioners. Therefore, we encourage all adult and/or higher education practitioners, academic scholars, and students to submit proposals for sessions which highlight new research, explore policy, and showcase adult and continuing education best practices. Session formats include concurrent paper, roundtable session, and posters. Submit your proposals before the July 10th deadline at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/730.
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Graduate Student Grant Application

Graduate students can now apply for a limited number of conference grants for the AAACE Annual Conference registration fee (Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017, Memphis, TN). The conference fees for the Commission for International Adult Education (CIAE) Pre-Conference (Oct. 29–31), the Commission for Distance and Technology (CDLT) Pre-conference Symposium on Social Media (Oct. 31) and/or the Commission of Professor of Adult Education (CPAE) Co-Conference (Nov. 2-3) are also included. Registration fees are reimbursed to the grant recipient approximately one month following the completion of the annual conference and receipt of statement about attending the 2017 AAACE Conference. The deadline date for submission is June 30, 2017.
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