Save The Date October 23-25, 2009

Bellingham, WA

*2007 WRRCEA Website Below*



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Participating Universities:

  • Eastern Washington University
  • Montana State University
  • North Dakota State University
  • Portland State University
  • Sacramento State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Seattle University
  • University of Alaska
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Wyoming
  • University of Alberta
  • Western Washington University

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WWU is an AA/EO Institution. To request accommodation, contact Sandra at (360) 650-2977.

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This first annual conference, in the western region of the US and Canada, is a collaborative effort of 12 universities with graduate programs engaged in the study of the education of adults. The conference provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to present research, and to learn, debate, explore ideas, collaborate, and dialogue with each other. Papers, roundtables, and poster presentations that discuss practices, concepts, evaluations, and research studies for educating adults will be presented. Professors, graduate students, researchers, teachers, trainers, and administrators are invited to join the discussion and collaborative effort to share theory and practice on the education of adults.

Paper Submission Guidelines for Presenters

The conference will examine the role of social justice and the lifelong education of adults in a global world.


A special feature of the conference is a forum for graduate students, designed to help make the transition from student to professional educator. Sessions on professional development, choosing a career path to educate adults, writing for publications, and conducting research are planned.

Come experience the beauty of fall in the Pacific Northwest! In addition to the conference, special events are planned that will embrace the Pacific Northwest's cuisine and culture. Western Washington University is in Bellingham, Washington, which is easily accessible by air, train, or bus. It is located two hours north of Seattle and one hour south of Vancouver, BC. You are welcome to stay at the Best Western Lakeway Inn, the conference hotel, for $89 (double) with free shuttle to the conference. To find out more about Best Western Lakeway Inn amenities please visit (reservations must be made over the phone).

Conference Hotel Reservations: You may reserve a hotel room for the conference by contacting the Best Western Lakeway Inn at 360-671-1011 or 1-888-671-1011 to obtain the conference rate of $89. Please identify that you are with the WRRCEA when reserving. Reservations must be made by September 20, 2007 to obtain the conference rate.

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Sponsored by the WWU Woodring College of Education.

Contact Sandra Ratcliff Daffron for more information at (360) 650-2977or


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