AEE Asia-Pacific Regional Conference:

Sustainability and Inclusivity in Experiential Education

AEE Asia-Pacific Regional Conference: Sustainability and Inclusivity in Experiential Education

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Select Event ID EV23000007. Early bird registration extended to 15 April 2023 for conference participants.

Conference Objectives

The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Asia Pacific Regional (in collaboration with SUSS) brings you the inaugural APAC Regional Conference that aims to:

  • recognise the good practices of educators, practitioners and students in experiential education
  • explore ideas and enactment of sustainability and inclusivity in experiential education
  • celebrate partnerships and expand reach through networking and collaboration
  • celebrate the leadership of APAC council in AEE

Theme of Conference

The theme of the conference is “Sustainability and Inclusivity in Experiential Education.” We hope that this will be a platform where researchers, practitioners and students would explore and share sustainability and inclusivity education and practices through experiential learning.  

Some possible themes related to sustainability include avoiding depletion of natural resources, ecological balance, sustained functioning of the environment, reducing one's impact on the environment, sharing of good practices, impact-driven narratives and enhancing the connection with nature. 

Themes around inclusivity may include sharing of findings, practices, programmes and/or narratives of the provision of equal access to opportunities and resources to all. 

Advances in Experiential EducationAdvocating Experiential EducationActivation in Experiential Education
Sharing of academic research in areas of EE in sustainability or inclusivity

Sharing of EE practice, work and projects by educators and practitioners in areas of sustainability or inclusivity OR sharing of experiential learning, programmes or projects in support of sustainability and/or inclusivity within their community/influence

Sharing by students on their EE experience in areas, projects or objectives involving sustainability or inclusivity

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Programme Highlights

Pre-Conference Event (12 June 2023)
JTTW HPVJourney to the West (JTTW)

JTTW is an exploration of the western region of Singapore and an introduction to Singapore’s heritage/culture. Led by SUSS student leaders, you will explore various parts of Singapore and understand assets within the local Singaporean community.

JTTW is part of SUSS’s onboarding experiential learning programme for freshmen to develop foundational aptitudes in team effectiveness and community-mindedness. 

A registration link will be sent to confirmed participants.

Conference Highlights (13 to 15 June 2023)
Keynote Address: Enabling Experiential Education, Experiencing Enabling Education by Professor Roger Slee (University of Leeds)

Synopsis: It is difficult to dispute the proposition that the history of education is a history of exclusion for many population cohorts. This continues to be the case for vulnerable population cohorts. Reconstructing education so that it is inclusive is challenging. Sustaining inclusive education is even more difficult. This keynote will consider the possibilities for experiential education as a catalyst for the enduring reconstruction of education across all sectors.

AEE's Journey: Charting the Course to Being a Sustainable and Inclusive Organisation

Using many nautical metaphors, Sherry Bagley, AEE’s Executive Director, will take you on a journey to discover all about AEE’s history, current situation and future visioning. Making “stops” along the way, we will explore many facets of AEE including membership, connections, giving voice to your program, and how working together we can become a more sustainable and inclusive organization.  

Other Key Events
  • Breakout sharing sessions by practitioners, educators and students in the region
  • Plenary sessions with AEE Asia Pacific council members
  • Experiential Learning Journeys
    • Outward Bound Singapore School Visit
    • The Red Box @ 113 Somerset Road , YouthCorps, NYC
    • Xperiential Learning Centre, Republic Polytechnic

Watch this space for more programme details soon!

Learning Journeys
Red Box

Embark on a learning journey to Youth Corps Singapore’s social action hub, The Red Box, in the heart of Orchard Road.

Find out how service learning is facilitated in an experiential and youth-centric way to engage youth volunteers. Learn how various initiatives and programmes are curated to promote social inclusion and sustainability in the community. Experience first-hand simulation activities curated for youth volunteers and conclude your visit with a tour of the Red Box.

Youth Corps Singapore, under the National Youth Council, is a national institution that empowers youths keen to serve the community. As the champion for youth volunteerism to build active citizenry, it harnesses the energy and passion of youths to ignite positive change in society. Youth Corps Singapore provides the breadth and depth of volunteering opportunities for youths during and beyond their school days. Find out more at


OBS has trained more than 500,000 youths since 1967. More recently, through the National Outdoor Adventure Education (NOAE) Masterplan that was announced in parliament in 2016, about 64,600 students have gone through our programmes in both Pulau Ubin and Mainland as part of a rite of passage for youths in Singapore.

In this tour at OBS, you will experience the purpose-built centre and its rusticity in the western tip of Pulau Ubin. The high elements, sea-crafts, adventure heritage trail and operations area were designed to achieve the intended outcome of resilience, confident person, social cohesion and civic mindedness. The Adventure Heritage Trail (AHT) will give you a sense of place and bring you to the past where the locals were rubber tappers.

You will also understand the extent of our operations and safety management systems during our programmes. Finally, you will meet our friendly Outdoor Nurse Practitioners (ONP)who provide medical support for OBS programmes.


The Xperiential Learning Centre (XLC) located in Republic Polytechnic (RP) is Singapore’s first large-scale inclusive outdoor adventure facility. It is a purpose-built, weather-proof 20-metre-tall tower that is equivalent in height to a seven-storey building.

The XLC features ten adventure facilities which enable participants with limited mobility, such as wheelchair users to undergo experiential learning through activities such as the rollglider, high challenge course and abseiling down the wall façade.

Aligned with the Enabling Masterplan 2023, these are part of RP’s aspiration and effort to make outdoor and adventure education a more inclusive one.

Conference participants will be visiting this centre on Day 3 of our conference with our collaborators from Republic Polytechnic sharing the thought leadership behind this centre and its programmes.

More details on XLC can be found here.



Conference FeeEarly Bird*

*Early Bird registration extended to 15 April 2023. 

Registration closes on 10 May 2023. 

The registration fee includes:

  • Meals (as indicated in the conference programme)
  • Learning Journey and transportation from SUSS
  • Conference e-Resources

*Prices are subject to prevailing 8% Goods and Services Tax.

Instructions for registration:

For SUSS/IAL staff
Please register through Success Factor (SF). You will be automatically registered for the conference after your training request is approved on SF.

For all local and international participants
  1. Select Event ID EV23000007 to register and make payment.
  2. You will be directed to the Student Information Management System Page. Fill in your registration details. [Note for International Participants: Your phone number would NOT be required for registration as communications will be via email. Please key in 12345678 in the phone number field to proceed with registration.]
  3. Proceed to payment. Select credit card as form of payment.

For Group Bookings requiring payment through e-invoicing
Please download the group booking form here and submit the completed form to

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Rental of Display Booth

Partners who are keen to showcase their products and services related to Experiential Learning, Inclusivity and Sustainability are invited to rent a display booth which will be displayed on Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference in the SUSS venue.

Each display booth consists of the following:

  • 2 chairs
  • 1 skirted table [Size: 150cm (l) x 75cm(h)]
  • Printing of A1 poster on an easel
  • 1 electrical PowerPoint

Interested partners are invited to register and make payment here. Please direct any queries on booth rental to

Details of Booth Sample
Sample Booth

Instructions for registration

  1. Select Event ID EV23000016 to register and make payment.
  2. You will be directed to the Student Information Management System Page. Fill in your registration details.
  3. Proceed to payment. Select credit card as form of payment.

Booth Registration

Visa and Customs

Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry. For more information on visa requirements and the Visa Free Transit Facility, you can check with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority or the Singapore Overseas Mission closest to you.

The period of stay granted will be shown on the visit pass endorsement in your passport.

In the event that you do require a letter of invitation for visa application, please contact the conference secretariat at

This conference will be held at:
Singapore University of Social Sciences
463 Clementi Road,
Singapore 599494



Advisory on Covid-19 for Travellers

  1. Singapore is open to all travellers without quarantine. This includes non-fully vaccinated travellers. Covid-19 pre-departure tests are not required. More details are available here.
  2. Depending on the destination you are travelling from, mask-wearing aboard flights and ferries to Singapore may be required. Travellers are advised to check with the respective transport operator on the mask-wearing requirement prior to their trip.
  3. Singapore has stepped down all COVID-19 measures and mask-wearing is not required except in healthcare settings. However, do practise good personal hygiene and wear a mask if you are unwell.


AEE-APRC 2023 participants enjoy special booking rates at the following hotels (subject to room availability). Daily one-way complimentary shuttle buses are available for all conference attendees from both Metropolitan YMCA Hotel and The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel.

Please note that participants are free to book their preferred accommodations apart from the recommended hotels and to make transport arrangements to SUSS independently. See below for more information on how to get to SUSS.

HotelHotel InformationHotel BookingHow to get to SUSS
Metropolitan YMCA

Located at No.60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854.

Located at the fringe of the bustling Orchard Road, the service apartments are ideally suited for both family and business travellers, be it for short-term or long-term stays. We are also minutes away from Singapore's first UNESCO World Heritage Site - Botanic Gardens and a multitude of public transport options, like Stevens MRT Station which provides a direct connection to the airport. For more information, visit the website:

For booking, email:
Quote “AEE APRC 2023’’ to enjoy the offered rate.
  1. A ten-minute walk from the hotel to Stevens MRT Station (DT10). Take the Downtown MRT Line.
  2. Alight at King Albert Park MRT Station (DT6) and head to the bus stop outside exit A.
  3. Take Bus No 74, 151 or 154 from the same side and alight opposite SIM HQ.

The POD Boutique Capsule Hotel






Located at No. 289 Beach Road, Level 3, Singapore 199552.

Modern and minimalistic living designed hotel is located along the outskirts of the Singapore Central Business District, the heart of the financial centre, and bustling Haji Lane. A walking distance from the MRT Blue Downtown Line (DTL) which provides easy access between the hotel, event venue and downtown Singapore.  For more information, visit the website:



For booking, email: Quote "AEE Conference" to enjoy the offered rate.
  1. A six-minute walk from the hotel to Bugis MRT Station (DT14). Take the Downtown MRT line and alight at King Albert Park MRT Station (DT6).
  2. Head to the bus stop outside exit A.
  3. Take Bus No 74, 151 or 154 from the same side and alight opposite SIM HQ.
Travelodge Harbourfront Hotel 

Located at No. 50 Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 098828.

A couple of steps away from convenient public transport and within walking distance to Sentosa, Singapore’s premier island resort getaway and fast-growing integrated central business hub, Mapletree Business City.  For more information, visit the website:


Please send this completed hotel reservation form to Ms Nur Faizah ( for booking.

  1. Walk towards Harbourfront MRT Station/Vivocity and take the North East MRT Line to Little India (NE7).
  2. Alight at Little India and transfer to the Downtown MRT Line (DT12).
  3. Alight at King Albert Park MRT Station (DT6) and head to the bus stop outside exit A.
  4. Take Bus No 74, 151 or 154 from the same side and alight opposite SIM HQ.

Getting Here




About Association for Experiential Education (AEE)

The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is a non-profit professional membership association dedicated to experiential education. The community comprises experiential educators, practitioners, inquirers, researchers and students with the shared goal of elevating the field of Experiential Education. It was officially incorporated in 1977 with roots back to 1972.

The association contributes to the experiential education community through organising regional and annual conferences, defining professional standards, providing accreditation to organizations, networking, professional development opportunities and through publications.

AEE Regions play a significant role in AEE by providing opportunities for members in a particular geographic region to learn and grow together. The regional council is made up of experiential educator leaders from countries such as Vietnam, China, India, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. The roles of the Regional Council include providing continuity and leadership for the Region; acting as the decision-making body for the Region; accepting both authority and responsibility for decisions, actions and activities and actively supporting AEE’s values, mission, vision and operational goals.

As part of its commitment and efforts to meet AEE’s goals, the AEE Asia Pacific Regional Council proposes to initiate its inaugural regional conference to be hosted in Singapore in 2023 with the next to be hosted in Vietnam in 2024. More information on AEE here.

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