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ON-2021-09-27 2021 Annual Convention

2021 Annual Convention


ON-2021-09-27 2021 Annual Convention

Convention Registration Opens Friday, Oct. 1

AASB's Annual Convention & Delegate Assembly will take place Thursday, Dec. 2 - Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel. This year's Convention will feature dual morning and afternoon schedule tracks (see more details below, under "What's New for Convention 2021"). 

Conference registration and the hotel room block open Friday, Oct. 1. You must first register for Convention before booking your room at the Wynfrey (details to book your room will be provided in your Convention registration confirmation email).

Please note, there is no virtual option for this year's Convention.




What's New for Convention 2021?

New Thursday & Friday Dual-Track Sessions

  • Morning & Afternoon Schedule Tracks: Thursday and Friday (Dec. 2 & 3) will feature two schedule tracks for attendees -- a morning track (breakfast is included) and an afternoon track (lunch is included). Both tracks feature the same speakers and session topics.

    •   IMPORTANT:   Attendees will register for and attend ONE of the two schedule tracks. For example, if you select the morning track, you will attend the Thursday and Friday morning sessions ONLY. 
  • Clinic Sessions: Each of Thursday's schedule tracks will round out the day with clinic sessions focused on practical topics to help your board lead more effectively.
  • Delegate Assembly: AASB's annual business meeting will take place on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. All conference attendees are welcome to attend.
  • Saturday Awards Breakfast (optional): AASB will recognize school board members who have advanced in the School Board Member Academy and honor this year's All-State School Board Award recipients during the awards breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8-11 a.m. 

Inaugural AASB Convention Toy Drive

AASB is pleased to announce the association's inaugural Convention Toy Drive to benefit Alabama children and families in need. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be given to an area non-profit organization for disbursement to area youth.

Please bring your donations of new, unwrapped toys with you to Convention (or take advantage of the Convention location inside the Riverchase Galleria and do your shopping while there)! Together, we can make the holiday season brighter for Alabama children. 

Exhibit Showcase

Be sure to take time to visit with the vendors participating in the AASB Exhibit Showcase. You'll learn more about a variety of products and services available to help your school systems operate more efficiently. Plus, you'll have an opportunity to win exciting prize drawings and giveaways!

Information for Vendors

Don’t miss your chance to build relationships with Alabama’s school board members and superintendents! AASB's Annual Convention is expected to draw more than 500 local education leaders representing virtually every public school system in the state. We are pleased to offer up to 25 exhibit spaces as well as wonderful opportunities for event sponsorship! Act quickly because booth locations are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Hotel Information

NOTE: You must register for Convention prior to booking your hotel room. Hotel booking information will be provided in your confirmation email.

Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel

1000 Riverchase Galleria
Birmingham, AL 35244
Reservation line: 1-888-591-1234

Conference Speakers

Dr. Richard A. White

Professor & Principal Tubist 

"R.A.W. Tuba": The Power of Overcoming, Resilience & Determination (NO POWERPOINT)

Twitter: @rawtuba 

Matt Mayberry

Former NFL player, Consultant and Author 

Transformational Leadership: The Building Block to Becoming a Game-Changing Leader  (NO POWERPOINT)

Twitter: @matt_mayberry

Heidi Sipe

 Umatilla School System Superintendent 

Expectations Matter: Supporting School Leadership to Impact Student Success (NO POWERPOINT) 

Kirk Fulford

Deputy Director at Legislative Services Agency - Fiscal Division


Twitter: @kful7969

Ryan Hankins

Executive Director of PARCA

Examining the ACAP Results (VIEW PRESENTATION)

Twitter: @RyanCHankins

Clinic Sessions

Ask the Education Law Experts (No Presentation)

Resources Available from the ALSDE (No Presentation)

Freedom School Program: Empowering Students in Rural Alabama (View Presentation)

Obtaining Powerful Reading Results Despite Barriers (View Presentation)


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