2022 Conference

September 9-10, 2022

McKimmon Conference and Training Center
Raleigh, NC


Join us for the 31st Annual Environmental Educators of North Carolina conference at NC State’s McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh, NC! This year’s conference will be held September 9 to Saturday September 10, 2022. Plan ahead now for pre-conference workshops, field trips, and more on Thursday, September 8.

We are excited to announce that the 2022 conference theme is rEEdefine: redefining how we connect, reflect and identify in the field of Environmental Education. During the conference, we will delve deeper into what EE looks like in our state, the exciting and surprising places where EE is happening, and why EE should be designed for and accessible to everyone. Our Keynote speaker will be NC State’s very own Dr. Rasul Mowatt, Department Head of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Dr. Mowatt’s research as a professor and author focuses on social justice and the geographies of race in urban areas. In his free time, Dr. Mowatt is a DJ. Join us as we work together to redefine and expand ideas of EE!

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Hannah Barg, the Conference Chair at conference@eenc.org.

Submit a Proposal

Want to share your experience, research, resources and expertise with your peers?  Our call for proposals for general sessions and the annual Research Symposium is open through May 24th.

Conference Scholarships

EENC offers scholarship funding based on both need and merit to make conference attendance more accessible for our community.  We provide general scholarships and Inclusion Scholarships.

Scholarship applications will open later this spring.

Sponsorships and Exhibitors

Will you help make the conference more affordable for attendees and support EENC's mission-driven work?  Want to share your program, business, or products with our conference attendees?  Click here to learn about conference sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

Registration Information

Registration will open in mid June.  More information will be posted here when it is available.

Conference Lodging

 IMPORTANT: we have decided to forgo coordinating hotel lodging for this conference due to the urban location with several nearby options to choose from. You can find a list of recommended hotel stays near the McKimmon Center here. There are also many Airbnb's available in Raleigh or you might consider booking a campsite at the nearby Falls Lake State Recreation Area

We do encourage you to plan ahead as the weekend of September 9th is also the first NC State home football game. Please book your lodging early to ensure you will have a place to stay.

EENC Awards

EENC presents several awards at the annual meeting during our conference.  Learn more about our awards and review past winners.  The 2022 Award Nominations will open later this summer.  Check back for more information.

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2021 conference!

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

P.O. Box 4904
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4904

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