The 2023 Arizona Adult Education Institute will be in-person only from Thursday, September 7 through Saturday, September 9.Please Note: Pre-conference sessions will be offered on Wednesday, September 6. This annual Institute is designed for Arizona adult educators.
The following AZ Adult Education key personnel are REQUIRED to attend all three days of the Institute, so please plan accordingly.
Title II: WIOA Program Administrators
Full-time instructional leaders, teachers, and support staff
The following AZ Adult Education key personnel are REQUIRED to attend at least one dayof the Institute. Please refer to the Institute schedule to plan accordingly.
Part-time instructors and support staff
College and Career Navigators
Institute registration fees:
Pre-Conference Registration (Wednesday, September 6): Half-Day session - $75.00 per person (includes breakfast) or Full-Day session - $125.00 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack)
Single-Day Registration: $199.00 per person, per day (includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack)
Full 3-Day Registration: $475.00 per person (includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack and one ticket to the Friday evening event, Boots-n-Bling)
PL 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 PL hours per day).
Registration for the 2023 Adult Education Institute will open on July 5th and close on August 25th.
For those who will need overnight lodging, please use the online reservations link/button below or contact the hotel at 1-888-370-0980 (Group Code: AEI905) to make your reservation by August 21, 2023.After 8/21, 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 contact Elicia Robles at Hilton to request an emailed El Conquistador Credit Card Authorization Form ([email protected]).
After completing the form, it will be automatically emailed to Elicia Robles at Hilton El Conquistador. If you have any questions related to the document, please email: [email protected].
If paying by *check, please send check to:
Hilton El Conquistador Attention: Accounts Receivable 10000 N Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ 85705
*Please write in the Memo line of the check: 2023 Adult Education Institute or AEI905 with the Confirmation number.
Checks must be received at least 14 days prior to participant's arrival for approval. Cashier’s checks made directly through the bank may be provided at check in.
Click the Hotel Reservation button below to book your room at the contracted rate of $104+/night. The resort charge is complimentary.
While ADE AES does not have a room block at Fairfield Inn & Suites, rates are comparable to Arizona's maximum rate per night for lodging. Please contact the hotel directly for availability and booking.
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott 10150 N Oracle Rd Oro Valley, AZ 85737 520-202-4000
Join your colleagues for an evening of networking and fun! Your evening will include a buffet dinner, music, and dancing! A no-host bar will be available. Wear your favorite boots and/or add some bling.
This event is included in your Institute registration fee for:
Attendees registered for the full, 3-day institute OR
Attendees registered for Friday, September 8th
For more information, please check-out the event flyer here:
It’s time for the 2023 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 9, 2023, 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.
ELL Student of the Year Award
This award honors an ELL 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.
ADE/AES contacts are Janice Cruz at [email protected] or 602-364-2602 or Carolyn Urish at [email protected] or 602-542-0163. Vendor/Exhibitor pricing covers all three days of the Institute: Thursday, September 7th – Saturday, September 9th, 2023, 8:30am – 5:00pm. The Institute is pleased to host our Vendors/Exhibitors in the Turquoise I Ballroom with dedicated time during morning and afternoon refreshment service.
Silver Level - $300: one (1) 6-foot skirted table, electricity (if requested), wi-fi, one (1) complimentary 3-day Institute registration with breakfast and lunch included, logo on Institute website / app, and opportunity to include information or giveaways in conference bags.
Gold Level - $1,000: Includes everything in Silver Tier plus a second complimentary Institute registration and vendor organization is recognized during General Sessions.
Platinum Level - $2,000: Includes everything in Gold Tier 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.
You can access the most up to date schedule and presenter info with the web app, for additional features such as a personalized schedule feel free to download the guidebook app available on the Apple store and the Google Play store! Just use the same passphase to locate the guide inside the app.