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MPAEA | CAEPA Conference

We hope you will join us for the 2024 Conference!

The Call for Presenters is now OPEN!

Mountain Plains Adult Education Association, in collaboration with Colorado Adult Education Professional Association, is hosting its annual 9-state Conference on May 6 & 7, 2024 with Preconference on May 5. 

Conference will be held at Grand Hyatt Vail in Vail, Colorado. 

This is a great opportunity to share your best practices, pilot programs and successes with the region!


  • In-Person Only
  • Concurrent Sessions are 55 or 110 minutes

If you have questions, please email

Proposals are due November 1, 2023.

MPAEA Mission

The Mission of the Mountain Plains Adult Education Association (MPAEA) is to support and promote lifelong learning in the Mountain Plains Region (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and beyond). In order to achieve its mission, the association:

  • Promotes and provides professional development opportunities for adult educators,

  • Publishes and distributes relevant information about lifelong learning,

  • Supports and strengthens member associations within the states of the region. 

Our History

The Mountain Plains Adult Education Association serves members in a nine-state region. The original charter and founding policies were developed in 1945. The four original states were Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. In 1961, Arizona, Idaho and Nevada joined. Montana became the eighth state in 1988. North Dakota became the ninth state in 2014. The Association is one of the oldest regional adult education organizations in the United States. For more than 77 years, MPAEA has been on the cutting edge of adult education as a state, regional and national imperative.

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MPAEA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 840 E 400 S, Smithfield, UT 84335

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