Virtual Conference March 10-11, 2022

We invite you to submit a proposal for a virtual conference presentation that highlights the aspects of your work or research related to the conference theme or an aspect/issue relevant to the field of Adult and Higher Education.

AHEA 2022 Proposal Submission Portal

Conference Theme

Adult Education for the Human Condition:
Global Issues and Trauma-Informed Learning

Based upon the 2 AHEA-sponsored books for 2022.

Advancing the Global Agenda for Human Rights, Vulnerable Populations, and Environmental Sustainability: Adult Education as Strategic Partner (Alfred, Roumell, & Robinson, Eds.)
 is an accessible introduction to issues of adult education and sustainability grounded in literature, theory, and practice. The editors have carefully curated international voices and global perspectives. Consider it as a resource for a “Global Issues in Adult Education” course.

Critical Approaches to Trauma in Adult Learning (Douglass, Threlkeld, & Merriweather, Eds.) invites readers to think deeply about the experiences of trauma they witness in and outside of the classroom. If 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have shown us anything, it is that trauma is inevitable, and trauma alters adult learners’ experiences.  This collection includes a discussion of implications and practices for adult and higher education administrators and faculty who desire to create an environment that fosters learning and change for individuals who have experienced trauma. 

Proposal Submission
Important Dates and Deadlines

Proposal submission deadline January 30, 2022
Proposal acceptance notification February 15, 2022
Conference registration deadline for presenters February 20, 2022
Virtual Conference Dates March 10 and 11, 2022


AHEA 2022 Proposal Submission Portal

Cost of attendance

$100.00 for most
$25.00 Students (without book), *$35.00 with book
Scholarships are available if necessary. Please contact Edith Gnanadass at for scholarship information.


  • Registration fee
  • *Copy of one of the above books
  • Annual AHEA Membership Dues
  • Publication opportunity- submit a paper to the Conference proceedings



Submission deadline for conference proceedings papers April 15, 2022
Papers proofread and returned to authors for last review May 15, 2022
Final papers due June 15, 2022
Expected proceedings release date  August 20, 2022


We look forward to seeing you virtually in March of 2022! Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions or are in need of clarification.

Kathy Peno
Past President, AHEA