The Association for Experiential Education


April 2016

2016 Keynote: Richard Louv

The Association for Experiential Education will host best-selling Author, Richard Louv as the 2016 conference Keynote on October 27, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Louv2016Eric B. DynowskiRichard Louv is a journalist and author of nine books about the connections between family, na
ture and community. His book THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age  offers a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology. This future, available to all of us right now, offers better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of every age.

LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, translated into 15 languages and published in 20 countries, has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature. Louv is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network (, an organization helping build the movement to connect today’s children and future generations to the natural world. Louv coined the term Nature-Deficit Disorder® which has become the defining phrase of this important issue.

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Prince to Headline 2016 AEE Conference


April Fools! Although Prince is a Minneapolis native and really wanted to be a part of our conference, our planning committee decided to go in a different direction for entertainment to fit in with our Northwoods Flannel Fest theme (Prince refused to wear a flannel). 

The good news – Registration for the 44th Annual International Conference is open! 

You can now go here to register for the 44th Annual International Conference to be hosted in Minneapolis, Minnesota October 27-30, 2016. While you won’t get to see Prince perform at our conference you will get over 100 workshops, keynotes, receptions, countless networking opportunities and one big blow-out Friday night bash!

At AEE, we aim to inspire collaboration among individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives, connect experiential education professionals around the world and build your professional knowledge and competency. With more than 700 practitioners, teachers, therapists, facilitators, trainers, students and administrators in attendance, the AEE International Conference is your #1 opportunity to connect, share and grow.

Register now and use the coupon code 44EarlyBird to save an additional $25 on registration!


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