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General Information


This Workshop is for Early Career Professionals currently in a position in the academic or government fields.


May 31, 2017
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
June 1, 2017
7:00 am - 6:00 pm


  • Registration for the Event: $85

Registration deadline is May 5, 2017. (Must be post marked in the mail by May 5, 2017)

Registration includes:

  • Registration to the two-day workshop
  • Continental Breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Wednesday evening reception

Download registration form, fill out, send to the AAEA Business office by mail or fax to the AAEA business office with payment.

  • AAEA Business Office
    555 E. Wells Street Ste. 1100
    Milwaukee WI, 53202
  • Fax: (414)276-3349


Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
715 W. Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 476-4444

  • Hotel Group Rate: $129
    (Guest Room must be reserved by May 1, 2017)

The day begins at 7:00 am each day with breakfast.  It is recommended you book your room at the Marriott so you can experience the full workshop.

Room Reservation includes:

Airport Transportation

Information on transportation service from Denver International Airport and Eagle County Airport.

Colorado Mountain Express offers Shared Ride Shuttles and is offering AAEA a discounted rate.

Denver International Airport:

  • One-way: $76
  • Round trip: $152

Eagle County Airport:

  • One-way: $40          
  • Round trip: $80

Online Reservation  or Call (950) 754-7433 and reference group code “AAEA

Helpful Online Booking Tips:

  1. Travel Region:  Vail/Beaver Creek (automatically appears – no need to change)
  2. Airport:  Select Denver International Airport or Eagle County Airport
  3. Preferred Locations: Marriott Resort-Lionshead


The Early Career Professionals Workshop will help participants  in different aspects of their job, using experiences from those who are more seasoned in the field. Topics of interest include:

  • Teaching
  • Service: Learning when to say "NO"
  • Grant Writing and Project Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Research and Publishing
  • Extension and Outreach
  • Successful Communication Strategies and Working with the Media
  • Navigating Re-Appointment, Promotion and Tenure
  • Advice on Careers Outside of Academia