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Annual Summer Conference


Nearly 600 education leaders from across the state are expected to attend AASB's annual Summer Conference June 14 - 16 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala.

The Alabama Association of School Boards is gearing up for its annual Summer Conference, which this year is themed Be Relentless. Packed with informative and inspirational sessions, practical education learning labs and a variety of exhibitors, the training event is expected to draw nearly 600 school board members and other education leaders from across Alabama. School board members will earn 7 training hours for attending the conference. Register for Summer Conference.

New this year, AASB will host a School Safety Summit on Friday, June 14 as an early bird session (3.5 training hours). Safety leaders and experts will share key advice and timely guidance for strategies to help keep students safe. Register for the School Safety Summit.      

Offsite Hotel & Condo Information 


While the room block at the Perdido Beach Resort is sold out, AASB is pleased to offer additional discounted room blocks at nearby hotels as well as a 10% discount on condos booked through Brett Robinson Condo Rentals. 


The Lodge at Gulf State Park 
Call 800-774-1500 or 251-923-2917 to make reservations.
Group code: AASB

Hilton Garden Inn
Book online or call 251-974-1600 to make reservations by phone. 
Group code: ASB

Brett Robinson Condo Rentals
Call 888-633-7101 to book at a 10% discount. 
Group ID: 1464529
Discount is not available online, so please call. 


Conference Speakers & Topics


Patrick Sidmore
Association of Alaska School Boards
Integrating Trauma-Informed Practices for Every School
Dr. Angela Walker
Coordinator of Instruction, Shelby County Schools
Social-Emotional Learning at Work in Alabama 
Hamish Brewer
Virginia Principal at Fred Lynn Middle, 
Be Relentless: Disrupting the Status Quo in Education

Nick Moore
Governor Kay Ivey's Education Policy Advisor 
Alabama's Grade-Level Reading Campaign
James Wells
Innovation Teaching & Learning Manager, Crayola 
Coloring Outside the Lines in Leadership

Kristen Wells
Assistant State Literacy Coordinator,
Mississippi Department of Education
Mississippi Learning: A Literacy Success Story

Safety Summit Speakers & Topics

Dr. Bernie James, 
Pepperdine University, Law Professor
School Safety Policy

Mo Canady
NASRO, Executive Director
What an Effective SRO Program Should Look Like

Kevin Wren
Rock Hill School District
Top 10 Safety & Security Pitfalls in K-12 Schools 

Andrea Messina
Florida School Boards Association, Executive Director 
Lessons Learned from Parkland and Its Aftermath

Conference Presentations and Handouts

Conference presentations and handouts will be available to download online or via the free AASB mobile app (search AASB in the app store from your smartphone or tablet).