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Annual Conference

At The University of South Florida
Education Building, 4110 USF Apple Dr., Tampa FL.

(Times Mentioned Are Tentative)

February 28 from 9 am to 3 pm, there will be a 45-minute lunch break. (Virtual)

March 13, 2024, the conference will run from 8:30 am until 3 pm (In-Person)
March 14, 2024, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, followed by an author reception (In-Person)
March 15, 2024, from 8:30 am to noon, followed by a business meeting (In-Person)

Enriching the Adult Learner’s Experience
in Higher Education

Based on the AHEA-Sponsored book for 2024.

Enriching the Adult Learner’s Experience in Higher Education aims to explore innovative strategies, best practices, and research findings to improve the educational journey of adult learners in universities and colleges. Recognizing adult students’ unique needs and challenges, this conference will bring educators, administrators, policymakers, and researchers together to share insights and discuss practical solutions to enhance the adult learner experience. Topics might include navigating the enrollment cliff, creating a positive classroom environment, diversity and inclusion, enhancing student engagement, flexible learning approaches, and adult learners’ mental health and well-being.

Proposals are being accepted for submission until November 30, 2023

We invite you to submit a proposal for a conference presentation highlighting the aspects of your work or research related to these ideas. While we welcome proposals within the conference theme, all proposals regarding Adult and Higher Education issues are welcome. Presenters can choose Poster sessions or Concurrent sessions (45 minutes).


  • Submission deadline for conference proceedings proposals

  • Registration for the conference

  • Submission of paper for the proceedings
    April 15, 2024

2024 Conference Quick Links


Virtual session (February 28, 2024): $25.00/student and $50.00/for all others; book not included. Includes online conference, the opportunity to submit a paper to the Conference Proceedings (see below), and one year of membership to AHEA.

In-person session (March 13-15th, 2024): $150.00 for students (USF students are free) and $290.00 for all others. Includes access to the online conference, three-day attendance at the 2024 conference, the ability to submit a paper to the Conference Proceedings (see below), a copy of the book, and one year of membership to AHEA. The book is not included for free registrants.


Please Note: When calling to register, inform the hotel you are attending the AHEA conference at USF.

Embassy Suites by Hilton 3705 Spectrum Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612.  Telephone 813-977-7066.  Room blocks at $175/night are available until 02/16/24.

The Holiday Inn, Tampa North, 3751 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL  33612. Telephone 813-402-2982.  Room blocks at $164/night are available until 02/11/24

All blocked rooms at the Embassy Suites and Holiday Inn may no longer be available, though please check to confirm.
We have added a third hotel, the Home2 Suites Tamps USF by Hilton, with a room rate of $139.00 plus applicable charges and taxes.  The hotel is located at 11606 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL. 33612. Please use this link to register for this option.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions or request clarification: info@AHEA.org