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 BOD Election

You can still cast your vote for the AAACE 2017-2018 Board of Directors election director-at-large position. The recent election resulted in a tie vote for the position of director-at-large. 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. In order to verify membership status, the AAACE log-in (user name and password) is required to vote. The deadline to vote in this special election is September 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern.

Click here to cast your vote for the open AAACE director-at-large position.

Call for Proposals for Chapter Authors:  2020 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education

As one of the foundational texts in the field of Adult and Continuing Education, the Handbook will document ways in which Adult and Continuing Education contributes to preparing adults to become informed, globally-connected, critical citizens who are knowledgeable, skilled, and open and adaptive to change and uncertainty. Please view the Call for Proposals here.

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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9/24/2017 » 9/27/2017
Call for Proposals - Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC)

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.

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