Welcome to MPAEA 





Registration is now OPEN!


Early Registration Rates:
    • MPAEA Member – $320
    • New MPAEA Member – $360
    • Non-Member – $400
    • Student – $200


Preconference:

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


Early Registration Ends March 1, 2023

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, 1:00P)
    Guided tour of Cheyenne on Trolley Car
    Price $20.00

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

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

Terry Bison Ranch 
Monday, April 24; 4:30pm 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


Application deadline for 2023 MPAEA Conference in Wyoming is November 30, 2022.


MPAEA Professional Development Scholarship Available!

Mountain Plains Adult Education Association, in collaboration with Wyoming Lifelong Learning Association, is hosting its annual 9-state Conference on April 24-25, 2023 with Preconference on April 23. 

This year's conference will be held at Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming.   To help defray expenses, MPAEA has Professional Development Scholarships available for each Member State. 

  • Award amount is up to $320
  • One recipient from each MPAEA Member State
  • Applicants must be current MPAEA Members or submit a Membership Application with scholarship request
  • Preference will be given to those using scholarship to defray expenses for the 2023 MPAEA/WyLLA Conference
  • Application deadline is November 30
  • Recipients will be notified by December 31

If you have questions, please email mpaea.org@gmail.com

Apply Here

Application deadline for 2023 MPAEA Conference in Wyoming is November 30, 2022.

2023 Conference in Wyoming!


The Mountain Plains Adult Education Association, in collaboration with the Wyoming Lifelong Learning Association, is hosting the annual 9-state, regional conference on April 24-25, 2023. Preconference April 23. 

This year's conference will use an In-Person format to be held at Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne Wyoming.





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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