Journal of Military Learning

Upcoming Conferences of Note

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May 11, 2021: Joint PME Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Forum

Virtual conference

This conference focuses on professional military education. We welcome attendees from military and government backgrounds, both in the United States and internationally, as well as our colleagues in civilian higher education and K-12 education. Some presentations may also interest those who work in the educational technology industry. 


August 2–5, 2021: Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

Madison, Wisconsin

This conference emphasizes evidence-based practice, educational innovation, and practical applications of theories and research findings in the field of distance education and online learning.


August 12–14, 2021: American Psychological Association (APA) Convention

Virtual conference (In-person conference TBD)

The APA convention is the world’s largest gathering of psychologists, psychology students, and other mental and behavioral health professionals. This is an opportunity to discuss education and behavioral sciences specifically tailored to the military population with a wide variety of experts.


August 30–September 1, 2021: iFest

Virtual conference (In-person conference TBD · Arlington, Virginia)

The Department of Defense Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative in collaboration with the National Training and Simulation Association provides unique opportunities for military, government, industry, and academia professionals to share the latest in distributed learning innovations.


September 28–30, 2021: TechLearn Conference 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana

This event features the most promising innovation and trends in the training industry including mobile learning, elearning, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, gamification, and instructional design. The TechLearn Conference is produced by Lakewood Media Group and Training Magazine.


October 5–8, 2021: American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference (AAACE)

Miramar Beach, Florida

This is the annual conference of one of the nation’s largest organizations for adult and continuing education. AAACE is the publisher of three leading adult education journals: Adult Education Quarterly, Adult Learning, and the Journal of Transformative Education.


October 11–13, 2021: Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)

New Orleans, Louisiana

ACHE is a dynamic network of diverse professionals who are dedicated to promoting excellence in continuing higher education and to sharing their expertise and experience with one another.


October 11–13, 2021: Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C.

The AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition is the largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America. The annual meeting is designed to deliver the Army’s message by highlighting the capabilities of Army organizations and presenting a wide range of industry products and services. AUSA accomplishes this task throughout the entire event by providing informative and relevant presentations on the state of the Army, panel discussions and seminars on pertinent military and national security subjects, and a variety of valuable networking events available to all that attend.


November 15–18, 2021: Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Exchange

Nashville, Tennessee

The ICE Exchange conference is the conference for the credentialing community. The name ICE Exchange reflects what is valued most by our annual conference attendees: the exchange of industry trends and best practice through live education and networking.


November 17–19, 2021: Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Conference

San Diego, California

The annual conference brings together over 500 participants to learn, network, and work together to make lifelong learning accessible to adults around the world. Attendees include college faculty and administrators, human resources professionals, workforce developers, and representatives from labor and government.


November (TBD), 2021: Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network Conference

Location TBD

The POD Network conference focuses on the community of scholars and practitioners that advance the scholarship of teaching and learning through faculty development.


November 29–December 3, 2021: Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education (I/ITSEC) Conference

Orlando, Florida

This is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, training, and education conference allowing participation in education paper presentations and networking among government, industry, and academia peers and subject-matter experts.


December 6–10, 2021: Reimagine Education Conference 2021

Virtual conference

Reimagine Education is a global conference and competition, open to educational innovators from all around the world. The conference brings together edtech startups, academic faculty from top institutions, chief innovation officers, university leadership, teachers, and other stakeholders in the future of higher education teaching and learning. The Reimagine Education Conference is also the venue where the most prestigious awards in educational innovation are presented.

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