15th Biennial Coalition for Education in the Outdoors (CEO) Research Symposium
Time & Location
About the Event
From February 11-13, 2022 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 fourteen 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 2018. We are thrilled to bring this event back and to meet in person at 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 February 9-11, 2022. 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. Attendees’ evaluation comments about previous gatherings are testament to the atmosphere of the conference. People were pleased with the “amazing range of academics,” “all of us together at a very reasonable cost,” and the “passion of all involved.” 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. Questions regarding conference logistics or registration can be directed to Andrew Bobilya at: ajbobilya@2ndnatureTREC.com. Persons wishing to present (oral and/or poster) at the symposium must submit an electronic copy of their abstract Abstracts are due by October 1, 2021 through the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership system. View the complete Call for Abstracts here www.outdooredcoalition.org. 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. Questions about the submission or review process for symposium abstracts can be directed to Kendra Liddicoat (email@example.com), review coordinator for CEO Research Symposium 2022. Authors of accepted abstracts are strongly encouraged to submit full manuscripts to the refereed journal, Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership (JOREL) to be published in a Special Issue in late 2022 focused on the CEO symposium.
Note: All onsite CEO registration rates include meals beginning with dinner Friday and ending with breakfast Sunday, lodging beginning Friday February 11 for two nights and symposium registration. Lodging and meals for those who would benefit from arriving Thursday, February 10, 2022 are also available as an add-on ticket. Also note that you can register for the Wilderness Education Association’s International Conference on Outdoor Leadership being held immediately prior (February 9-11, 2022) at the Blue Ridge Assembly by going to: www.weainfo.org)
- Weatherford Hall Lodging$194$1940$0
- Blue Ridge Center Double$224$2240$0
- Blue Ridge Center Single$314$3140$0