Experiential Learning Leadership Institute

ELLI Annual Conference 2018

Don't just attend a conference, have an experience!

On June 25-28, 2018 we invite you to join us in beautiful Flagstaff, AZ for a three-and-a-half day conference for educators in experiential, engaged, and project-based learning (K-12, Higher Education, non-profit). Participants will network and share their latest innovations, scholarship, and great ideas.

Our theme for 2018 is Experience a World of Learning

The conference includes an experiential education excursion to one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Grand Canyon! It also features active-learning sessions, fascinating break outs, and our famous and fun "PechaKucha" sessions!

Check out what else makes the ELLI Conference different!

Call for Proposals

Active Learning Excursions

In addition to the Grand Canyon, you will have the opportunity to self-select experiences from amongst the best that the area has to offer. These (tentatively) include:

  • A wildflower walk on Kachina Trail
  • A trip to Walnut Canyon National Monument and Sunset Crater
  • The Wupatki National Monument trip
  • The Museum of Northern Arizona and Lowell Observatory
  • A walking geology tour of downtown
  • An opportunity to attend the theatre and a variety of concerts
  • The arboretum and other national parks around Flagstaff
  • and more!

Pre-Conference for K12 and the Experiential Education Academy

This year we will be offering a pre-conference program specifically designed for K-12 educators. Those who complete this engaging and hands-on program will receive an Institutional Certificate from the School of Integrative and Engaged Learning at Southern Utah University.

As always, participants can join our pre-conference sessions and earn as many as one-third of their requirements to be admitted as a graduate of the prestigious Experiential Education Academy hosted by the National Society for Experiential Education.

Our Location

Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts year-round with its spacious vistas and delightfully cool, clean mountain air with highs in the 70's at this time in June. History buffs will delight in the Route 66 nostalgia and the museums and attractions dedicated to Flagstaff's Native American culture and old west legacy. Those who like to hit the town will have a hard time choosing between all of the locally-owned shops, restaurants, bars, and galleries in historic downtown. 

ELLI 2018 is sponsored by Southern Utah University and co-hosted by the National Society for Experiential Education and the Northern Arizona University Honors College

Conference Workshops
Conference workshops
Group Photo Outdoors
Indoor Area
Conference display table
Conference display table