Welcome to MPAEA 

Registration is now OPEN!

Early Registration Rates:

    • MPAEA Member – $370
    • New MPAEA Member – $410
    • Non-Member – $450
    • Student – $200


  • 1 Half-Day Session – $30
  • 2 Half-Day Sessions – $50 (lunch included)

Conference Registration Fee includes Breakfast and Lunch both conference days
Early Registration Ends March 17

Add-On Activities

The following activities are available for purchase outside your conference registration.  You may add them on at any time after you have registered for the 2023 Conference as space permits.

  • Historical Cheyenne Tour (Sunday, April 23, 1:00 P.M.)
    Guided tour of Cheyenne on Trolley Car
    Price $20.00

  • Historical Cheyenne Tour (Sunday, April 23, 1:00 P.M.) - Guest Registration
    Guided tour of Cheyenne on Trolley Car for Guest of Registrant
    Price $25.00

  • Terry Bison Ranch Tour & Dinner (Monday, April 24, 4:30 P.M.)
    Prices vary based on meal selection below

Terry Bison Ranch 
Monday, April 24; 4:30 P.M. MST
Take a guided train tour with an opportunity to feed and take selfies with the bison! This trip includes transportation from Little
America to/from the Bison Ranch, a guided train tour, and dinner at the Ranch's restaurant. We look forward to seeing you there!

REGISTER HERE FOR ADD-ON ACTIVITIES*Prices subject to meal selection

Keynote Speaker 

Josh Davies

Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Work Ethic Development

Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. His engaging and connecting speaking style combined with relevant content make him an in-demand speaker, consistently giving more than 60 keynote presentations and workshops to education, workforce, and corporate events annually.

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Graduate Credit Available for 2023 Conference!

Graduate Credit will be available for the 2023 Conference through Valley City State University in North Dakota. You can register for the credit using this link: 

2023 Conference Graduate Credit

To find the course:

  • Search for 15791
  • Semester is Spring 2023
  • Title is 2023 MPAEA/WyLLA Professional Development Conference for Adult Educators
  • Cost is $70 for 1 Credit
For additional information, please contact Sandy at AdultEd@nwc.edu

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 a half century, MPAEA has been on the cutting edge of adult education as a state, regional and national imperative

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