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The Basics

The 2014 NAAEE conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada's vibrant capital city, with the Gold LEED Ottawa Convention Center as the center of activity. Join more than 1,000 of your environmental education colleagues for this outstanding professional development opportunity.

Excellence in EE Awards: Call for Nominations Deadline August 15

Deadline extended: August 15, 2014
Help NAAEE recognize individuals and organizations that excel in EE by nominating them for one of our annual awards, including our highest honor, the Walter E. Jeske Award. The Call for Nominations is now open; the awards will be presented on October 11 at the Annual Awards Luncheon at the 2014 NAAEE Annual Conference. Online nomination forms are linked here >>

Volunteer Mentors Wanted

The challenges of fostering environmental consciousness in today’s fast-paced, crisis-ridden and apparently money-strapped world are numerous. There are both many obstacles and many opportunities for young environmental educators, and hearing from more established professionals can be encouraging and edifying.

For this reason, the NAAEE/EECOM 2014 Young Professionals committee is looking to recruit volunteer mentors to give approximately an hour and a half of their time during the congress. We will be organizing a “mentworking” session (mentoring + networking) on Friday at lunch, as a way of putting youth into contact with seasoned practitioners and researchers and giving them an opportunity to benefit from your experience. Concretely, each of our volunteer mentors will briefly present themselves and their expertise and practical experience in two minutes, after which people will split off by interest into break-out groups. In an informal and relaxed atmosphere, environmental educators will eat lunch, exchange ideas, tell stories, ask questions and give advice.

If you can give 90 minutes of your conference time to share your experience with young professionals, please sign up as a mentor on your conference registration form or contact Kristian Gareau at

Please volunteer and contribute to fostering a more creative, collaborative and interconnected NAAEE and EECOM!

Hotel Reservations

NAAEE has reserved room blocks at three hotels, all within easy walking distance of the Ottawa Convention Center. 

For information on the hotels and to register, click here >>
To receive conference rates, you need to book your hotel online through the links provided by September 8.

Don't Forget Your Passport! 

Travel from the United States (and other countries) to Canada requires a current passport. It takes 6 weeks to process new or renewal passport applications. Plan ahead to avoid extra fees for expediting applications. For information on U.S. passports, click here >>


Proposal Review Results

Notifications regarding the proposal review results have been emailed to all who submitted conference proposals. If you have not heard about your proposal, please

  1. double check for an email that would have come from Drew Price at NAAEE
  2. contact the primary presenter for your session for information
  3. sign in to the NAAEE website and click on "edit proposals" to check the All Academic conference site

If these efforts don't provide the information you need, contact Lori Mann, conference manager, at

The Call for Presentations is now closed and we cannot accommodate additional proposals. Please consider submitting a proposal for the 2015 conference in San Diego. And, in the meantime, join us in Ottawa for an incredible conference! 

Presenter Information:  Conference >>     Research Symposium >>

Ottawa is....


“Countdown to Ottawa” Campaign!

This year’s conference theme is Building Momentum for the Next Chapter. We are so excited to be in Ottawa and in order to get you all just as excited (and remind you to get those passport applications in!), we’re going to be highlighting something fantastic about Ottawa on Facebook and Twitter every week until the conference. Be sure to follow us!

Conference news and views from 2013 >>