Welcome to AAACE

The mission of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is to 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.

We invite you to settle in and explore our site. Engage. Connect. Learn.


Mapping the Field of Adult and Continuing Education:  An International Compendium
Edited by Alan B. Knox, Simone C. O. Conceição, and Larry G. Martin
Foreword by Steven B. Frye

Two Virtual Forums remain this year: 

Third in Series:  Article 80 - Community Engaged Inquiry, Vol. 4 on Evaluation - Dr. Lorilee Sandmann and Dr. Karen Watkins, Presenters

Webinar broadcast:  September 12, 2018 (Register Here)

Fourth in Series:  Article 12 - Learner Abilities and Inclusion, Vol. 1 on Learners - Carol Rogers Shaw, Presenter

Webinar broadcast:  November 14, 2018


Virtual Special Issue: The Gifts (and Challenges) of U.S. Adult Education's Associations and Conferences

Adult Learning has just put together a special issue of our Journal: The Gifts (and Challenges) of U.S. Adult Education's Associations and Conferences. The articles provide a wonderful picture of our history as well as point to some of the strengths of our conferences from the perspectives of our graduate students (courtesy of Sage Journals).



AAACE In Memoriam

AAACE now offers a forum to honor the Adult Educators we have lost. Please view the forum here.

Vision Statement

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. We envision a more humane world made possible by the diverse practice of our members in helping adults acquire the knowledge, skills and values needed to lead productive and satisfying lives.

Calendar more

10/2/2018 » 10/5/2018
2018 AAACE Annual Conference

10/2/2018 » 10/5/2018
2018 AAACE Annual Conference Sponsorship, Exhibiting, and Advertising

National Adult Education Fund

The purpose of the National Adult Education Fund is to provide conference scholarships, leadership development, and examination of adult education issues of concern to the membership.

Please click here for more information.




Thank you to our 2018 Titanium Conference Sponsor


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