The AERC is organized by a Steering Committee of four AERC members, each of whom volunteer their time and energy for two years. To ensure continuity, each year during the business luncheon, two new members are elected to replace two departing members.
Aside from the administrative and logistical aspects of organizing the conference, the AERC Steering Committee's responsibilities include soliciting researchers. This is done through a Call for Papers which is mailed out to previous AERC participants and advertised in various adult education journals and publications. Once abstracts for papers and symposia are received, the Steering Committee meets to conduct a blind review and determine which papers and symposia will be presented at the annual conference.
Current Steering Committee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of St. Thomas
Cleveland State University
University of Missouri-St. Louis