2022 Arizona Adult Education Institute
September 7*-10, 2022
El Conquistador Resort and Conference Center
‘Learning Together for Student Success’
2022 Adult Education Institute Flyer
The 2022 Arizona Adult Education Institute will be in person only from Wednesday, September 7 (Pre-Conference), through Saturday, September 10th. This annual Institute is designed for Adult Education Program Administrators, Educators, and Support Staff.
Program Administrators are REQUIRED to attend all 3 days of the Institute. All full-time instructional leaders and teachers are expected to register and attend all three days as well.
Registration options are as follows:
Pre-Conference Registration: Half-Day - $50, per person or Full-Day - $100, per person
Conference Single Day(s) Registration: $199 per person, per day
Conference Full 3-Day Registration: $450, per person
Professional Learning Hours will be awarded to registered attendees of the Adult Education Institute. PL credit hours will be awarded to registered attendees based on the number of institute days attended. For three-day attendance, a maximum of 21 PL hours will be awarded, 7 hours per day.
For those who will need overnight lodging, please use the online reservations link below or contact the hotel at 1-888-370-0980 (Group Code: ESS906) to make your reservation by August 15th. After that date, the hotel may not have rooms available at the contracted rate.
A credit card is required to reserve hotel rooms.
No Purchase Orders will be accepted prior to or at check in.
If paying by third party credit card (e.g. parent organization, district, etc.), please fill out this credit card authorization form and fax to the hotel: El Conquistador Credit Card Authorization Fillable Form
If paying by check, please send check to:
Hilton El Conquistador
Attention: Accounts Payable
10000 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705
Please write in the Memo line of the check: 2022 Exceptional Student Services Adult Education or ESS906 with the Confirmation number.
Checks need to be received 14 days prior to arrival for approval. Cashier’s checks made directly through the bank may be provided at check in.
Overflow Hotel Information
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
10150 N Oracle Rd
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Click the button to book rooms at contracted $96/night:
Reservations must be made by August 29th.After that date, the hotel may not have rooms available at the contracted rate.
CEO and President, Learning Forward
Dr. Ian Roark
Vice President of Workforce Development & Strategic Partnerships, Pima Community College
Dr. Carmine Stewart
President and CEO, Aspire Consulting and Educational Services
Dr. Ellen Beattie
Center for Intentional Learning
- Wednesday, September 7th (Pre-conference)
- Thursday, September 8th (Day 1)
- Friday, September 9th (Day 2)
- Saturday, September 10th(Day 3)
Concurrent Session Descriptions
Join your colleagues for an evening of networking and fun! Your evening will include a buffet dinner, dancing, and Karaoke with a live band! A no-host bar will be available. Wear your favorite boots or add some bling.
Boots and Bling is included with the Full 3-day 2022 Adult Education Institute registration fee. Boots and Bling is also included with single-day registration for Friday, September 9 attendees only. Check out more information with the event flyer here:
Boots and Bling Event Flyer
It’s time for the 2022 Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning (AALL) Awards!
The AALL Board would like to invite you to take a moment and nominate students, educators, administrators, support staff, volunteers and community members who go above and beyond in their support of lifelong learning and adult education in Arizona. Through ten nomination categories, including two student-of-the-year awards, you can find a variety of ways to acknowledge the efforts that mean so much to our students and our programs.
Please complete a nomination form (250 words or less) for each nomination. You may submit as many nominations as you like, one per form. Award winners will be honored in person at the ADE Adult Education Institute on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Tucson, AZ. Award winners and nominators are asked to attend the awards ceremony in person.
Please see the AALL website for more information about AALL and how we support adult HSE and ELL students in Arizona.
We look forward to your nominations,
The AALL Board
Award categories are:
Award of Excellence in Honor of Gary P. Tang
This award honors an individual or group who has assisted a program or the Adult Education Division of the Arizona Department of Education in areas such as administration, ideology, instruction, legislation, public leadership, innovative services or initiating cooperative inter-agency activity. The nominee has contributed to the field of adult education.
Lifelong Learning Advocate Award in Honor of Francis E. Blake
This award honors an AALL member who has given a minimum of 5 years contribution to the field of Adult Education and has positively impacted or added value to the concept of learning as a lifelong process. The nominee has served the field and colleagues in diverse ways and has demonstrated professional excellence in this arena.
Lifetime Achievement Award in Honor of Gary A. Eyre
This award honors an individual who has served to foster the concept of lifelong learning for a minimum of 10 years and who has made far-reaching contributions to the field of lifelong learning at a local, state, national or international level. The individual’s accomplishments have had or will have an impact on the future of the field of lifelong learning. This individual is held in high regard by his/her peers.
AALL Rookie of the Year Award
This award honors an AALL member who has one to three years of active service in the field of Adult Education. The nominee has displayed leadership, demonstrated professional excellence, and has contributed to the field of lifelong learning.
AALL Educator of the Year Award
This award honors an AALL member who has four or more years of active service in the field of Adult Education, as either a full time or part time instructor. The nominee has displayed leadership, demonstrated professional excellence, and has contributed to the field of lifelong learning.
AALL Support Staff of the Year Award
This award honors an employee who serves in any of the following capacities: clerical, classroom/lab aide, GED examiner, administrative assistant, support technician, student services. The nominee has contributed significantly to improving services for students. The nominee can be a full time or part time employee and does not have to be a member of AALL.
AALL Volunteer of the Year Award
This award honors a volunteer who has contributed his/her time to serving a program in any of the following capacities: clerical, classroom/lab aide, advisory board, leader, educator. The nominee does not have to be a member of AALL.
ELAA Student of the Year Award
This award honors an ELAA, or citizenship student. The nominee has been an active student during the current calendar year, demonstrated persistence and leadership, and contributed to the field of adult education.
ABE Student of the Year Award
This award honors an ABE/HSE student.The nominee has been an active student during the current calendar year, demonstrated persistence and leadership, and contributed to the field of adult education.
AALL Champion of the Year Award
Awarded to the person or entity outside of adult education who/which has championed adult learners and adult programs in Arizona.
Award descriptions and the nomination form link are also available on the AALL website. www.aafll.wildapricot.org/Awards
Vendor and Exhibitor Information
ADE/AES contact: Janice Cruz at [email protected] or 602-364-2602
Vendor/Exhibitor Fee: $300 for all three days which includes one (1) 6-foot skirted table, electricity (if requested), and Wi-Fi connectivity and complimentary breakfast and lunch.
Silver Level - $300: one complimentary exhibitor table, one complimentary institute registration, logo on conference website, opportunity to include giveaway in conference bags.
Gold Level - $1,000: one complimentary exhibitor table, one complimentary institute registration, logo on conference website, opportunity to include giveaway in conference bags, plus second complimentary institute registration, opportunity to highlight vendor organization during lunch or general session.
Platinum Level - $2,000: one complimentary exhibitor table, one complimentary institute registration, logo on conference website, opportunity to include giveaway in conference bags, second complimentary institute registration, opportunity to highlight vendor organization during lunch or general session, plus sponsorship of special event or activity, and marketing of the selected sponsorship.
Vendor/Exhibitor is responsible for all additional charges accrued at the venue which may include shipping costs of materials and hotel storage fees.
Location: Hilton El Conquistador Tucson, AZ
Contact: Robin Wilczynski, Director of Events, [email protected]
Receiving/shipping contacts: Cody Smith or Howard Clark
Vendor/Exhibitor materials can be shipped to the venue as addressed below and must arrive by Tuesday, September 6, 2022:
c/o Hilton El Conquistador
10000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
(Arizona Adult Education Institute, ESS906)
Venue hotel reservations information:
For Lodging Information, see above section: "Registration and Lodging."