The Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) is an annual North American conference that provides a forum for adult education researchers to share their experiences and the results of their studies with students, other researchers, and practitioners from around the world.

In a sense, the AERC is also a retreat for members of the adult education community; an informal, collegial gathering where all are encouraged to enter into lively debate over the future direction of research in adult education.

The 58th Annual Adult Education Research Conference will be hosted by The University of Oklahoma University Outreach, Thurman J. White Forum and Conference Services, June 9-11, 2017. Preconferences will be held on June 8.

The Proposal Submission System is closed. Any proposals submitted after 12:00pm on October 17,2016 (Central Standard Time) are not considered.

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Support provided by Kansas State University, College of Education,
Department of Educational Leadership