Conference announcement: The Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education

Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2022

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development and Ontario Agricultural College will be hosting the international conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE) in Guelph, April 26–29, 2023. Established in 1984, AIAEE is a leading international professional organization for agricultural and extension educators who share a common goal of strengthening agricultural and extension education programs and institutions worldwide. The organization has members based in USA, Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. 

This is an invitation to submit proposals for research abstracts/posters based on work anywhere in the world, but we encourage submissions to demonstrate global relevance for agricultural and extension education, capacity building, communication, leadership, and international development. See the information and instructions for submitting a proposal are available on the AIAEE conference website.  The conference theme, “Technology, Pluralism and Inclusiveness in Agriculture, Food, and Environment” focuses on interdisciplinary topics (e.g. knowledge mobilization, socio-technical change issues) within the domains of agriculture, food, livestock, etc,. Proposals should inform and promote learning and innovation for agriculture, food and environment from international and cross-cultural perspectives. Successful abstracts/posters will be aligned with relevant conference sessions which examine tools, methods, approaches and practice-oriented activities in the agriculture, food and environment sector (e.g., sharing of experience of an organizational model, development of an online tool, building coalitions for innovation, or training methods for public engagement and targeting information to reach agri-food audiences, etc.). There will be several opportunities for students and early career researchers for networking with faculties, professionals and other AIAEE student members through presentation, participation in a student reporter team and student social event.

Please note, there will also be a separate call for proposals for a professional development session which may be of interest to students and non-academic research or community partners.

Time and place: April 26–29, 2023, Guelph, Canada 

Conference theme: Technology, Pluralism and Inclusiveness in Agriculture, Food, and Environment

Deadline for abstract submission: Monday, October 17, 2022, by 11:59 PM EST. No late abstracts will be accepted. The instructions on the conference website must be followed when submitting an abstract.

Abstract submission:  

Conference website

Conference Contact:

Ataharul Chowdhury | Associate Professor (
Capacity Development and Extension
School of Environmental Design & Rural Development
University of Guelph

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