The AAEE 2023 Annual Conference
The 2023 Annual In-Person Conference in Prescott, AZ
on September 8-9, 2023 at Yavapai College
The conference theme is Growing Forward: Reaching into the future
2023 AAEE CONFERENCE CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 11, 2023 at 11:59 pm Arizona Time
Theme: Growing Forward: Reaching into the Future
AAEE is excited to bring together again the great minds working in the EE field in Arizona. We hope to capitalize on the momentum from hosting the NAAEE Conference in Arizona in October 2022. The theme is centered on our vision for building a network of educators who work together and support each other, help young EE professionals enter the field, promote equitable pay for those in our field, and expand the boundaries of what we consider environmental education to work toward equitable and sustainable solutions for all of our community members.
We hope you will share with us the great work we KNOW is happening across Arizona! This is a peer-reviewed conference call for presentations, and is open to anyone who has ideas worth sharing. Please see the details below about conference strands.
You may wish to use our Submission Form Template to draft your proposal and then cut and paste the information into the web submission form listed above. Here is the link to the Draft Submission Form.
Because AAEE is a non-profit organization and relies on conference fees to cover the expenses for the event we are unable to waive registration fees or provide deep discounts for presenters. We know it is a challenge to pay for conference registrations; we are all in the same boat. We want to provide a wonderful experience with as many fees and meals covered as we can, so please take a look at our scholarship information when we make that available during registration - don't let cost be a barrier. We will also provide information about carpooling, camping, and room sharing for this event. Please understand that we are also not making a bank on this event - for the most part, what we will charge for registration will cover the expense we incur for hosting. We appreciate your understanding.
Want to help us review proposals for a $20 discount? Apply here! We need 10 people for this task. We need you to be available between June 12 and June 25 so we can finalize the schedule. Details and the reviewer rubric will be sent to all volunteers on June 12. If you cannot commit to helping us during those two weeks, we will have other opportunities for you to volunteer for a discount.
Conference registration will open on June 12, 2023
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Moving Research to Practice > Using data to inform your programs and curriculum. Sessions appropriate for this strand address topics such as:
Leadership and mentoring the next generation > Tips for being a mentor, structuring mentorship programs, effective leadership and environmental impact, and community engagement. Sessions appropriate for this strand address topics such as:
Building engaging and memorable presentations > Many people who educate people about the environment are not trained as educators! What tips and tricks can you share for building connections with your audience to ensure they are engaged and learning. Sessions appropriate for this strand address topics such as:
Enriching Accessibility in EE > Make your materials accessible to all learners and persons in your community, including multi-generational examples and cultural responsiveness. Sessions appropriate for this strand address topics such as:
Navigating Challenging Conversations in the Field > Battling misconceptions and misinformation, teaching hard concepts and overcoming non-fact based understanding. Sessions appropriate for this strand address topics such as:
Conservation and Environmental Education > Achieving conservation goals through education, communication, social marketing, and ecotourism strategies, including public participation in scientific research and place-based community action. Sessions appropriate to this strand address such topics as:
Presentations that address inclusive environmental education are encouraged. If your work addresses Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and/or Accessibly please be sure to address that in your proposal.
Is there something you want to present but doesn’t fit this category? Add it to the Conservation and Environmental Education Strand!
90 minute workshop
45 minute presentation (traditional or hands on presentation)
Lightning rounds - 8 minutes in quick succession