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.

We strive to make our conferences, and all of our events, as inclusive as possible. We keep registration fees reasonable, split the event on week days and weekends, offer tiered registration and membership systems, host the conference in a welcoming space with an organization that shares our values, invite an array of speakers, and raise up the voices of those typically under-represented in our field.

2021 Conference: Save-the-Dates


VIRTUAL CONFERENCE DAYS: Friday, September 10, 17 & 24
Saturdays, September 11, 18 & 25

We’re excited to announce AAEE’s upcoming 2021 Conference — Planting New Roots: Growing an Inclusive EE Community in Arizona. Our 2021 event will consist of both virtual conference days and regional outdoor meet-ups coordinated across Arizona throughout September 2021. AAEE’s annual conference will provide a platform for attendees to network with other EE professionals from across the state, share successes and challenges from the past year, develop new skills and learn new tools, and engage in meaningful conversations about the future of environmental education in Arizona.  We know virtual engagement can be tiring and tough, so AAEE is planning to offer both presenters and attendees a lot of flexibility and options to participate this year. Our conference planning committee is currently hard at work, planning for new and fun sessions and working on some other creative surprises that will mix things up from a “typical” virtual conference. Stay tuned!

OPEN NOW! Submit your proposal before Friday, June 25.

Conference Archive

AAEE 2019 Conference


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.