Fri, Jan 12|
YMCA's Blue Ridge Assembly
16th Biennial Coalition for Education in the Outdoors (CEO) Research Symposium
January 12-14, 2024, at the YMCA’s Blue Ridge Assembly Conference Center in Black Mountain, NC, USA.
Time & Location
Jan 12, 2024, 8:00 AM EST – Jan 14, 2024, 5:00 PM EST
YMCA's Blue Ridge Assembly, 84 Blue Ridge Cir, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA
About the Event
From January, 12-14 2024 an international research symposium will be held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Conference Center in Black Mountain, NC, USA (https://blueridgeassembly.org/)
The purpose of this gathering is to advance the empirical, conceptual, and theoretical bases of outdoor education. Like the first fifteen CEO Research Symposia, this symposium will bring together a wide array of researchers to explore current and future trends in using the outdoors for educational and therapeutic purposes. In addition to spotlighting current research, the program includes featured presentations on timely issues and ample time for both structured and informal dialogue.
The last symposium was held in 2022. We are thrilled to bring this event back to the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC, USA just following the Wilderness Education Association’s International Conference on Outdoor Leadership to be held at the same location January 12-14, 2024. The symposium is purposely small and informal to promote productive interaction. The event draws people interested in adventure education, organized camping, environmental education and interpretation, and other outdoor education contexts. Because of the diversity of topics, the informal exchanges, and the quality of sessions, this event is a favorite of both well-established and emerging scholars in the field. It’s also affordable. Individuals whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to present their study in person at the symposium. Abstracts of all presentations will be compiled and bound for dissemination at the symposium. Previous symposia abstracts can be viewed at: www.outdooredcoalition.org
Coalition for Education in the Outdoors
The Coalition is a non-profit network of outdoor and environmental education centers, agencies, schools and businesses that support outdoor education.
- Registration and lodging pricing and details coming soon!
Questions regarding CEO Symposium logistics or registration can be directed to Andrew Bobilya at: abobilya@2ndnatureTREC.com