Upcoming Conferences

COABE Conference 2015

2015 CCAE State Conference

MAEA / COABE New England Regional Institute

ALAPCAE Adult Education Summer Conference

Iowa Department of Education Conference 2015—Kaleidoscope of Collaboration


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COABE Conference 2015

Come To Beautiful Mile-High Denver

Learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from national level presenters and keynote speakers. Twelve strands comprised of more than 250 sessions will be offered, providing valuable, state of the art training that you will be able to bring back to your adult ed program.

Join more than 1,400 conferees and enjoy numerous networking opportunities with your peers in adult education from around the country.

Register today, and don't forget to make your hotel reservations here to ensure you have a room at the conference hotel.

If you have questions, please contact our office at or call 888-42-COABE (888-442-6223) between the hours of 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST.

We hope to see you in Denver, Colorado in 2015!







2015 CCAE State Conference

We are pleased to inform you that the upcoming 2015 CCAE State Conference Mission Possible Adult Education: Agent for Change will be held from April 30 to May, 2, 2015 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel located at 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, California. Actual dates for workshops are Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 2015.   

The Mission Possible State Conference Workshop Agents are searching for adult educators and leaders to deliver a 60 minute presentation to participants with innovative and effective tools that will enhance and enrich instruction in the field. If you would like to submit a proposal to present at the conference, please complete the Proposal Form

January 31, 2015 is the deadline for submission, and all presenters will be notified of the status of their presentation by February 13, 2015. 


MAEA / COABE New England Regional Institute

Mark your calendars for the COABE New England Regional Institute happening at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine on June 16-18, 2015. Registration for the MAEA / COABE New England Regional Institute will open in March 2015. For more information click here.

Maine Adult Education Association is pleased to share the Call for Presenters for the Regional MAEA/COABE Conference to be held on June 16, 17, and 18 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

Presentations are being sought for June 17 and 18. Please click here to submit ideas for presentations. If you have questions email This year we would prefer that this form be filled out online.


Keynote Speaker–Christopher M. Coro

Christopher M. Coro, Ph. D. is an Education Program Specialist at the U. S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE).  He is currently serving as the Deputy Director for the Division of Adult Education and Literacy. Among his duties, Dr. Coro oversees the implementation of various research and technical assistance activities for OVAE’s Division of Adult Education and Literacy. He has also been involved in the development of regulatory and non-regulatory guidance to support implementation of the recently enacted Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Prior to joining the U. S. Department of Education, Dr. Coro directed a large, comprehensive adult education program at Northampton Community College in eastern Pennsylvania.  In addition to experience in adult education leadership and professional development, he has 17 years of experience as a classroom teacher—11 years as a high school modern language and social studies teacher and 6 years as an adult ESL instructor. 

Dr. Coro holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages and Communication Arts from Hofstra University.  He also holds a Masters of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in adult education—both from Capella University. 

COABE New England Regional Institute
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine
June 16-18, 2015


ALAPCAE Adult Education Summer Conference

Adult Education: Back to Basics:
The 2015 ALAPCAE Adult Education Summer Conference date is set! July 8-10, 2015 at The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa, at the Convention Center in Montgomery, Alabama. We have a variety of exciting and informative workshops tailored to Adult Education instructors. I think it is safe to say that everyone will gain valuable professional development. It will be a unique opportunity to socialize, network, and exchange ideas with other adult educators. The keynote speakers are always inspirational and entertaining. We hope everyone will walk away with new ideas and will be able to benefit from this great learning experience.

Read more about ALAPCAE in the December 2014 Newsletter.





Iowa Department of Education 2015 Conference


Mark your calendars for the Iowa Department of Education 2015 Conference—Kaleidoscope of Collaboration happening on July 15-17, 2015.

Iowa Department of Education is pleased to share the Call for Presenters. Requests for proposals are due February 27, 2015.