If you’re on your way to join us in Squamish this weekend, prepare yourself for some networking! Part of AEE’s mission is to facilitate connections amongst its members and affiliates, and there’s no better place to do this than at the 2012 annual conference!
For 2.5 days you’ll be immersed in an environment of like-minded professionals. New and old colleagues will connect. You’ll listen, contribute, speculate, discover, empathize, wonder, question and discuss the in’s and out’s of experiential education.
Maybe you’ll find an organization you wish to partner with for an upcoming project or idea.
You may even meet a potential employee or employer.
The opportunities for connections are endless, and we’re certain you won’t want these conversations to end after the weekend.
In addition to meeting other attendees, you’ll have the chance to connect with your exhibitors, professional groups, and affiliation groups. Use meals and break times to connect with the following groups:
Experience-based Training & Development: For those who are actively using or pursuing the use of experiential methods for training and development in organizations.
Schools & Colleges: For those who are committed to the development and promotion of experiential learning in school and college settings.
Outdoor & Adventure Education Programs: The broad umbrella of OAEP covers a variety of programs and ideas as well as being a component of the historical roots of the Association for Experiential Education.
Therapeutic Adventure: For those who are using adventure-based practice and the philosophy of experiential education therapeutically within the fields of health, mental health, corrections, education and other human service fields.
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders & Allies: Group composed of practitioners involved in educational programming and research on LGBT issues and activism.
Natives, Africans, Asians, Latino(a)s & Allies: Elevating the consciousness of AEE’s membership towards oppression, exploitation and human suffering, and advocating for social and economic justice within experiential education by developing and implementing new strategies for sharing “power.”
Old Folks & Allies: Creating space for AEE’s elders to connect with each other, share their wisdom with those newer to the field, and contribute to the promotion of experiential education through their connections, projects and initiatives.
Women’s Professional Group: Sharing a communality of concerns as women engaged in experiential education and voicing their interests, needs and concerns of women within AEE and the larger professional communities.
Canadian Affiliation Group: Sharing resources, networking, and exploring issues from a Canadian perspective.
International Affiliation Group: Providing the global community with a forum to share perspectives and ideas.
So in addition to your sleeping bag, sense of humour, and t-shirt for silkscreening, pack your weekend bag with business cards! See you Friday!