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Tell a Story and You Could Win a Trip to

The CAEL 2018 International Conference

The winning entrant will receive:

  • Complimentary access to the CAEL 2018 International Conference in Cleveland and all related events, including an evening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Three complimentary nights at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown
  • Continental breakfasts and lunches
  • A cash prize to cover one dinner and prize-related tax obligations


Besides the winning story, many submitted stories will be displayed before and after learning sessions and lunches to highlight the strides being made to benefit adult learners.

You can't win if you don't share a story!

What Does a Success Story Look Like?

CAEL is looking for stories about how individual lives, families, entire departments, campuses or systems were transformed and improved through the application of CAEL's Ten Principles for Effectively Serving AdultsFrom Once-Upon-A-Time to Happily-ever-after, we want to hear how you, or your department, college, university or system, are changing lives by focusing on the needs, expectations and aspirations of your adult learners.

CAEL Conference 2018 Sweepstakes - tell a story and you could win

We will follow up on select entries to develop and feature in-depth stories about students or institutions in future presentations and publications.

You probably know several interesting stories about how your adult students have been assisted by one of our resources, “Ten Principles for Effectively Serving Adult Learners.” We’d also love to hear about how departments, colleges, universities or university systems have overcome challenges and changes by applying these principles.

Now's your chance to tell your stories and win! 

Submit Your Adult Student or Institutional Success Stories



Enter at www.cael.org/sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the 2018 CAEL Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Total approximate retail value of all prizes is $1,628. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Enter as many unique stories as you like. Random drawing will occur on or about October 2, 2018.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID IN ALASKA AND HAWAII AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning. Entrants must be the age of majority in their legal state of residence or older and a current employee of a college or university. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., who are of the age of majority in their legal state of residence at the time of entry. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 Noon Central Time on June 28, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on September 21, 2018. Subject to complete Official Rules at www.cael.org/sweepstakes. Sponsor: The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, (“CAEL”), 55 E. Monroe Street, #2710, Chicago, IL 60603


Submit your entry or entries using your work email address only to verify your eligibility. Using another email address not identifying your place of employment may result in disqualification of your sweepstakes entry. 


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