2021 Annual Regional Conference

Evolving Environments April 21-24, 2021
Evolving Environments: Learning in Las Vegas
The LINQ Hotel + Experience
Las Vegas, NV
This conference has been rescheduled from August 26-29, 2020 to April 21-24, 2021

Content will be updated soon.

Due to COVID-19, the latest CDC directives and increased states of emergencies prohibiting gatherings of 50 or more people, this event is postponed. We are currently in negotiations with the event venue for alternative dates later in the year for this meeting.

Call for Speakers

“There is a perversity in the learning process: We look backward at history and tradition to go forward; we can also look downward to go upward. And withholding judgment may be used as a tool to make later judgment more sensitive. This is a way of learning from everything.”

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas! Once a dusty desert railroad stop on the old San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad, we mixed images and metaphors, remixed symbols and space, and intermixed ideas and identities to become the entertainment capital of the world. For over 50 years, Las Vegas and its ever-evolving landscape have been significant in popular discourse as a place to be learned from; and now we welcome you to add your learning to the A4LE Southwest regional conference mix!

Evolving Environments: Learning in Las Vegas” looks backward at the history and tradition of the educational environment, alongside its present and future, in order to move forward more sensitively into the next 50 years of learning environments. The A4LE Southwest regional conference looks to learn from everything from a multi-disciplinary perspective by looking at learning environments in higher education, traditional K-12 settings, non-traditional lifelong learning spaces, and libraries.

The “Evolving Environments: Learning in Las Vegas” conference invites you to enhance the educational experience by applying to share what you have learned about the evolving educational environment at our conference!


Interactive Workshops (3 hour sessions)
A selection of 3-hour interactive workshops will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020.

Standard Sessions (1 hour sessions)
A selection of 1-hour learning sessions will be held the morning of Thursday, April 23rd and Friday, April 24th, 2020.

Petcha Kutcha (6 minutes & 40 seconds)
Multiple rapid-fire presentations will occur during the lunch break on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020.

What is PechaKucha? Japanese for “chit-chat,” PechaKucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, allows designers to exchange ideas, share projects and start a dialogue on issues and inspiration in our industry. (Japanese: ぺちゃくちゃ, IPA: [petɕa kɯ̥tɕa])

Submit Your Proposal

Deadline: EXTENDED to Monday, February 24, 2020

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Core Construction Nevada Sales Agency


Cunningham Group Extron KGA Reaveley


LGA Architecture Roche Constructors




Front Row
Become a Member


ALEP / Certificate Programs


Comprehensive industry education: ALEP, Advanced Academy and Vibrant Learning Environments


LEsolutions Online Awards


Visit our showcase of past online entry submissions


LearningSCAPES 2021


October 13-17, 2021
Denver, CO