AHEA Virtual Conference 2021
Call for Proposals
March 11 and 12, 2021

The Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) invites you to submit a proposal for the 2021 AHEA Annual Conference, which will be held virtually on March 11 and 12, 2021.

Conference Theme

Transformational Learning

This year’s conference theme, “Transformational Learning” is based on the 2019 book in the AHEA Book Series: Transformative Learning in Healthcare and Helping Professions Education. The book presents a collection of narratives related to the “personal experiences with students, residents, and trainees in healthcare and the helping professions to offer hopeful and practical strategies for addressing burnout and fostering resilience, two recurrent themes in the literature today.”

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We are looking forward to receiving your submission to virtually present at the conference. Please share this Call for Proposals with your colleagues and graduate students.

Proposal Submission

Important Dates

Proposal submission deadline January 31, 2021
Proposal acceptance notification February 10, 2021
Conference registration deadline for presenters February 20, 2021


We invite you to submit a proposal for a conference presentation that highlights the aspects of your work or research related to these ideas. While we welcome proposals within the conference theme, all proposals regarding issues in Adult and Higher Education are welcome!

Proposal Submission Portal


Cost to Attend

Due to the fact that the conference will be held on Zoom, we have reduced our cost to $50.00 per participant, ($20 for students) which includes access to the conference, the ability to submit a paper to the Conference Proceedings (see below), a copy the aforementioned book, and 2021 AHEA membership dues.


Submission deadline for conference proceedings papers April 15, 2021
Papers proofread and returned to authors for last review May 15, 2021
Final papers due June 15, 2021
Expected proceedings release date August 20, 2021


Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions or need clarification.

Kathy Peno
President, AHEA

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