Conference Events

Main Conference

The 63rd Annual Adult Education Research Conference will be hosted by the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, June 10-12, 2022.

Pre-Conferences

Over the years, there have been a number of pre-conferences organized as a part of the Adult Education Research Conference.

The 63rd Annual Adult Education Research Conference will include the pre-conferences described below.

African Diaspora Pre-Conference

The purpose of this pre-conference is to provide a forum in which graduate students can engage in research and critically dialogue about theoretical and practical issues related to the education of adults in the African Diaspora.

Call for Proposals

Asian Pre-Conference

The purpose of this pre-conference is to provide an opportunity in which individuals and organizations from both Asian ancestry (East) and the Rest can enhance learning about different perspectives on theories, research, and practices, as well as challenges and opportunities pertinent to the adult and continuing education in the global context. This pre-conference offers a forum for scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to develop a learning community by connecting, dialoguing, and exchanging ideas related to the purpose of this pre-conference.

Call for Proposals

Bullying, Incivility, and Violence in Adult, Higher, Continuing, and Professional Education Pre-Conference

The purpose of the Bullying, Incivility, and Violence in Adult, Higher, Continuing, and Professional Education Pre-Conference is to explore research on bullying, incivility, and violence and gain a better understanding of those malicious behaviors so that adult educators and practitioners can create actions to combat and try to eliminate bullying, incivility, and violence. This year’s pre-conference is titled, Transforming Academic Culture through Adult Education Research to Help Eliminate Bullying, Incivility, and Violence for All, and focuses on providing an opportunity for scholars, practitioners, and learners to have a critical dialogue about empirical, theoretical, and practical issues of bullying, incivility, and violence in adult, higher, continuing, and professional education.

Call for Proposals

Awards

There are two awards given at the Annual Adult Education Research Conference.

The Phyllis Cunningham Award for Social Justice

The Phyllis Cunningham Award for Social Justice was established at the Adult Education Research Conference in 1996. The award celebrates the contributions Dr. Phyllis Cunningham has made to the field of Adult Education. Her life-long commitment to equity and social justice set the standards for our field and are constant reminders of the democratic ideals set forth in Adult Education literature.

Graduate Student Research Award

The Graduate Student Research Award is designed to encourage, support, and recognize students’ research contributions at the Adult Education Research Conference.

Support provided by Kansas State University & Penn State Lifelong Learning and Adult Education Program