2016 Conference: From Inspiration to Impact

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

The most current conference information will be posted here as it becomes available, including the call for presentations, opening of registration, applications for conference scholarships, exhibitor and advertiser details, and more.

The Call for Presentations is open now.
Submissions deadline: March 31, 2016

Call for Presentations: Conference
Call for Presentations: Research Symposium
Draft Proposal Form: Conference (optional)
Draft Proposal Form: Research Symposium (optional)

Conference FAQ


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



2015 Research Symposium Program

January 3, 2016

Download the 2015 Research Symposium Program.


2015 Conference Program

October 15, 2015

Download the 2015 Conference Program.


EE Builds Community

October 8, 2015

NAAEE Board President, Pepe Marcos-Iga writes about the role of EE in building community in this...


New York State Outdoor Education Association

April 29, 2015

Annual conference open to educators, teachers, naturalists, etc. based in NY state to learn about...