Association of
Leadership Educators

Association of Leadership Educators Annual Conference

June 26-29, 2022

Kansas City, MO


Join us as we explore Leadership in the Middle of Everywhere


ALE's collective goal is to 'Guide the Leaders of Tomorrow.' The last several years, perhaps more than ever, have illustrated the importance of training leaders to lead, lead well, and lead everywhere, through grand and small everyday acts of informed leadership. The necessity to work together interdisciplinarily has never been greater, and we've been compelled to pause and consider how our teaching and training practices prepare our students to lead in our diverse and complex communities.

Please join us as we explore how to prepare future leaders (and ourselves as leadership educators) to lead in and from the middle of everywhere we find ourselves. This work extends beyond our pedagogically informed classrooms and into the places our students' lives touch, both professionally and personally. Our pedagogy requires that we extend our teaching beyond the formal classroom and into the places where our students may be inspired to lead - and to serve - in the middle of everywhere.

This year, let us come together as leadership educators after enjoying each other from afar for several years, as we begin to explore how our work encourages leadership in the usual, as well as less typical places.

There are many ways to share your work at the 2022 ALE Annual Conference and submissions from all walks of leadership education are encouraged. This year, you will find a simplified submission process for roundtable discussions and posters, and back by popular demand are panel submissions, designed to bring interdisciplinary groups of people together to discuss a common topic of interest. As you prepare submissions, we draw your attention especially to writing (and thinking) with bias-free language and considering how interdisciplinarity and intersectionality play a role in your work.

The 2022 Conference Call for Proposals is now open!  The submission portal will open December 15, 2021.

Stay tuned to the website for updates - we look forward to your submissions and to gathering in Kansas City, MO next summer!

Questions? Please contact ALE 2022 Vice President and Conference Chair, Leah Georges, ALEConferenceChair@gmail.com


Key Conference Dates

   Call for Proposals: November 15, 2021

   Submission Open Date: December 15, 2021
   Submission Close Date: February 10, 2022
      The submission deadline will not be extended
   Review Process Begins: February 20, 2022
   Reviews Due: March 10, 2022
   Notification Date: April 10, 2022
   Presenters Registration Deadline: May 10, 2022

Conference Location Information

The 2022 ALE Conference will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown

200 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64105


Please see here for the hotel's COVID-19 updates and protocols


ALE Reservation link coming soon!

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