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2019 Annual Convention


More than 550 education leaders are expected to attend AASB's Annual Convention, Dec. 5 - 7 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel. The event will feature informative and inspiring sessions designed to help school board members strengthen leadership and boardmanship skills. 

Attendees will earn up to eight training hours and enjoy several powerful general session speakers who will expand upon this year's Convention theme, Unleash the Champion Within.  

Convention Speakers


Power of One

Brad Cohen, motivational speaker, teacher,
school administrator, and author who will
share his story of living with severe Tourette's
syndrome and overcoming his disability to
live life to the fullest. 


Unleash the Champion Within

2018 World Toastmasters champion and former
teacher, Ramona Smith, is on a mission to
inspire, connect and transform through the
power of words. She will challenge Convention
attendees to unleash their inner champion. 


Equitable Education for All Children

2019 National Teacher of the Year
Rodney Robinson will share how a
"whole child" approach to education
and positive school culture help
students who are most vulnerable.


Delegate Assembly

Delegate Assembly, AASB's annual business meeting, will be held Dec. 5. Download Delegate Assembly handbook.

Clinic Sessions

In addition to several inspirational and thought-provoking general sessions, this year's Convention will feature a variety of clinic sessions full of practical, timely information designed to help school board members improve governance and boardmanship skills. View or download clinic presentations below:

Awards Luncheon & All-State School Board

AASB will recognize school board members who have advanced in the School Board Member Academy and will honor this year's All-State School Board Award recipients during the annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 6. The All-State School Board Award recognizes up to five present or past school board members who have exhibited exemplary boardmanship and is one of the highest honors bestowed by AASB.

The 2019 All-State School Board Members are as follows:

Other Convention highlights include the annual President's Reception and student performances from the winners of our second-annual Student Entertainment Social Media Competition--Tuscaloosa Fine Arts Academy Singers and the Brewton City Schools Choir Program.