AAEE Annual Conferences

AAEE is honored to plan and coordinate an annual conference each year. Our conferences are designed to explore cutting edge topics, share ideas with each other, and support those new to the field of environmental education.

AAEE’s annual conference provides a space for networking with other EE professionals, sharing successes and challenges from the past year, developing new skills and learning new tools, and engaging in meaningful conversations about the future of environmental education in Arizona.  Our conferences, and all of our events, are as inclusive as possible. We keep registration fees reasonable, offer pay what you can options, split the event on weekdays and weekends, and host in-person conferences in a welcoming space with an organization that shares our values. We invite an array of speakers, and raise up the voices of those typically under-represented in our field.

2021 Conference: Planting New Roots

2021 AAEE Conference logo

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE DAYS: Friday, September 10, 17 & 24
Saturdays, September 11, 18 & 25 *AAEE will donate $1 per person registered to Terrapass to offset our carbon consumption for the events.

We’re excited to announce AAEE’s upcoming 2021 Conference — Planting New Roots: Growing an Inclusive EE Community in Arizona. Our September 2021 event consists of both virtual conference days and regional outdoor in-person meet-ups coordinated across Arizona.  We know virtual engagement can be tiring and tough, so we are offering both presenters and attendees a lot of flexibility and options to participate. Our conference planning committee is working on some other creative surprises that will mix things up from a “typical” virtual conference.

THE FULL SCHEDULE is available now on the registration page.

Registration for the virtual event also provides you with access to the presentation content delivered on the day you’ve chosen for ONE YEAR from the date of the event. NOTE that it will likely take us at least a week or two to synthesize the content for posting online so we ask you in advance for your patience. If you’d like to help us render the videos, please reach out to profdev@arizonaee.org to let us know you can help!

Conference Archive

AAEE 2019 Conference: We Are EE!

The first conference sponsored by AAEE in almost a decade! We believe in the power of inclusivity, community, sharing ideas, and celebrating our collective successes. We strive to create a more environmentally literate and compassionate society. Conference Goals: 1.To bring attention to AAEE. 2. To demonstrate that EE is not just for K- 12 formal educators in a classroom. 3.To highlight the diversity of ways people in Arizona conduct EE. 4.To begin to address inclusivity issues in the work that we do.