2016 Conference

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From Inspiration to Impact
Inspiring stories. Compelling evidence. Meaningful impact.

We're excited to be heading to Madison, Wisconsin for our 45th annual NAAEE conference and 13th annual Research Symposium, working in partnership with the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education.

Our conference will link powerful stories of innovation and success in EE from around the world with how environmental education builds community and creates purposeful change. We will celebrate the ways in which our work inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature, contribute to healthy environments and empowered communities, and shape a more sustainable future.

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General Conference Schedule

Research Symposium
Tuesday–Wednesday, October 18–19, 2016

Workshops & Field Trips
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Conference Opening
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (evening)

Thursday–Saturday, October 20–22, 2016

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Conference Program

You will be able to view the conference and Research Symposium programs, create your own schedule, and network with other attendees through the conference mobile app. You will also be able to browse the program online. 

The app will be available in July; watch for announcements here, and through eeNEWS, Facebook, and Twitter. 

About NAAEE's Conferences

For more than four decades, NAAEE has convened one of the leading annual conferences for environmental education professionals, from classroom teachers and teacher educators to nature center staff to climate science researchers and everyone in between. Averaging 1,000 participants each year, the event is designed to promote innovation, networking, learning, and dissemination of best practices.

Held in advance of the conference, the annual Research Symposium attracts more than 150 established and new EE researchers to examine in-progress EE research and promote dialogue between researchers and practitioners. 

We meet in a different city each year. Recently, we've been in Baltimore, Maryland (2013), Ottawa, Ontario (2014), San Diego, California (2015), and this year, we'll be in Madison, Wisconsin. For more on previous host cities, and available conference programs and proceedings, you can check out our Conference History.

Never been to (or want to relive) one of our conferences? You can get a feel for it by checking out our program and photos from our 2015 meeting and other previous conferences.

2015 Conference: Photo Album | Conference Program | Research Symposium Program