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The 2013 AERC has successfully concluded. Papers from the 2013 conference are now available online.

About AERC

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.


2014 Conference

Penn State Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA
June 5-7, 2014

Pre-Conferences on June 4, 2014

The Conference Website is up and active at Please note that presenters need to register by April 1 if they want their presentation included in the proceedings. Late registration begins May 13.

Please also note the online registration process uses separate links for the Pre-Conference and Conference registrations. After clicking on an online registration link, the event will be added to your Outreach shopping cart. To register for both the Pre-Conference and Conference in one transaction, be sure to add both events to your shopping cart by clicking on one and then the other registration link. Once both events show up in your shopping cart, you may proceed to check out.

Also, the student discount is applied at the registration/event set-up window, just before you enter any payment information.

The 55th Annual Adult Education Research Conference will be sponsored by Penn State Harrisburg.



The purpose of the AERC is to:

  • to promote the improvement of research and evaluation in adult education

  • to foster professional collaboration among persons who promote research, conduct research or utilize research findings in the field of adult education


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