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All Individual, Student and Retiree AAACE members receive the following benefits of membership:

  • Annual conference registration discount
  • In-person and digital networking opportunities
  • Commission membership options
  • Special Interest Group membership options
  • Subscription to online and optional hard copy versions of Adult Education Quarterly (AEQ) or Adult Learning (AL)
  • Online subscription to Journal of Transformative Education (JTED)
  • Online resources, including online community, job board and more
  • Eligibility to be an annual conference presenter
  • Voting privileges
  • Eligibility to participate in the AAACE Member Insurance Program
  • Receipt of quarterly AAACE Newsletter
  • Eligibility for AAACE awards
  • Eligibility for AAACE committee service
  • Participation in legislative network and advocacy efforts
  • Access to the National Literacy Advocacy Google Group (provides members with information about national issues that affect adult literacy/basic/secondary education and English for Speakers of Other Languages legislation, policy, and funding;  information for members to subscribe may be found here)
  • Ability to attend AAACE webinars

Affiliate membership is available to organizations such as state/provincial affiliate associations; educational institutions. e.g., colleges, universities, and community colleges; community-based organizations; public entities; e.g., state departments of education, military organizations; private, for-profit organizations and private, non-profit organizations/institutions and the benefits of membership are as follows:

  • Three individual memberships (with Interest Groups, Commissions, Adult Learning, Adult Education Quarterly and Journal of Transformative Education Journals).
  • For two organizational representatives registered for the AAACE conference, one additional representative may register at no charge (contact to redeem).
  • Recognition on the AAACE website as an affiliate.
  • Recognition at the annual conference as an affiliate.
  • Eligible to be an annual conference presenter.
  • Participation in the Affiliate meeting at the annual conference.

Membership Disclaimer

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)  is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that offers both individual and affiliate (institutional) memberships for the purpose of lifelong learning. However, neither AAACE nor any of its commissions or SIGs is an accrediting organization.

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