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.


AAACE Election Now Open


Vote now in the AAACE 2018-2019 Board of Directors election. Your vote and your voice are important as we elect leaders who will be responsible for overseeing the achievement of the goals and vision of the association.  The deadline to vote is August 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern.

The elected representatives will take office at the annual business meeting at the 2018 conference in October. See candidate information here.

In order to verify membership status, AAACE log-in (user name and password) is required to vote. 



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.

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9/12/2018
Virtual Forum: International Compendium Mapping the Field of Adult and Continuing Education (3)

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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