February 11-13, 2022, at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC, USA, immediately following the Wilderness Education Association’s International Conference on Outdoor Leadership held at the same location February 9-11, 2022. (Note: Register for the WEA conference at www.weainfo.org.)
Call for Abstracts: Abstracts are due by October 1, 2021, through the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership (JOREL) system. Authors of accepted abstracts are strongly encouraged to submit full manuscripts to the refereed journal, Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership to be published in a Special Issue in late 2022 focused on the CEO symposium (see attached call for details).
The symposium is very affordable. Registration, lodging and meals are:
Questions regarding conference logistics or registration can be directed to Andrew Bobilya at: ajbobilya@2ndnatureTREC.com.
Whether or not you submit an abstract for presentation, please consider attending this symposium. It brings together emerging and established scholars from a host of disciplines. The topics will stem from many contexts (e.g., adventure education, environmental education, summer camp), and the atmosphere is informal. Plenty of time will be allotted to talk with people and establish new connections while reinforcing existing ones.
The Coalition for Education in the Outdoors is an international non-profit network of outdoor education scholars who share a mission – the support and furtherance of critically examined research that serves the goals (education “in, for and about” the outdoors) of outdoor education. The Coalition has conducted a biennial research symposium and published Research in Outdoor Education (a peer-reviewed journal) for the past 25 years to encourage and communicate research, theory and critical thought in all endeavors that address outdoor education including conservation, environmental, experiential, adventure and sustainability education and environmental interpretation. In addition to original research papers, book reviews, critical essays, and research updates are considered for publication.
The Coalition was established in 1987 at the State University of New York at Cortland by a group of outdoor educators from around the country. Founders believed the Coalition would fill a need in the outdoor education community for an organization that "would unite outdoor associations, institutions, businesses, and agencies to better serve both professionals and consumers in the outdoors."