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2022 Annual Convention

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2022 Annual Convention

Convention Registration Still Open

Registration is open for AASB's Annual Convention & Delegate Assembly, which will take place Thursday, Dec. 1 - Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel. 

UPDATE: Hotel Room Block Full 

AASB's hotel room block is full; however, we are maintaining a waiting list. Most registrants ultimately are able to get into the hotel as cancellations occur closer to the Convention date. ADD YOUR NAME TO THE HOTEL WAITING LIST

Registration Links

  • 2022 Annual Convention, Dec. 1-3 | $299 | 8 training hours | REGISTER NOW
  • Pre-Convention Workshop: Continuous School Improvement, Dec. 1 | $50 | 3.5 training hours | Helpful information about leadership and supports to improve student achievement in systems with underperforming schools | REGISTER NOW

What You Need to Know

  • Registration: You must first register for Convention before booking your room at the Wynfrey Hotel. Details to book your room will be provided in your Convention registration confirmation email. 
  • Cancellations: Please note, registrants will be charged a $75 fee for Convention cancellations. The deadline to cancel without being charged the full event price is November 22, 2022. Registrations not cancelled/no-shows on the day of the event will be charged full price. 
  • Schedule: This year we're getting back to the basics! Convention will follow the traditional schedule of events and WILL NOT offer dual morning/afternoon sessions. All attendees will follow the same schedule. VIEW AGENDA
  • Pre-Conference Workshop: The Continuous School Improvement Workshop will offer helpful information about leadership and supports to improve student achievement in systems with underperforming schools. The workshop will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch is included.
  • Delegate Assembly: AASB's annual business meeting will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Delegates will vote on AASB's president-elect as well as changes to our bylaws and resolutions that will govern the Association in 2023. All members are welcome to attend. VIEW DELEGATE ASSEMBLY HANDBOOK.
  • Academy Awards Luncheon: AASB will recognize its 2022 All-State School Board honorees and school board members who have advanced in the School Board Member Academy on Friday, Dec. 2 at noon.

AASB Convention Toy Drive

AASB will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys for our second annual Convention Toy Drive! Donations will benefit Alabama children and families in need. 

Each district has been assigned a specific age range to supply donations for.

Districts 1-3: Please bring new, unwrapped toys for ages 0-3

Districts 4-6: Please bring new, unwrapped toys for ages 4-6.

Districts 7-9: Please bring new, unwrapped toys for ages 7-10. 

Please bring your donations 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. Donations will go to the City of Birmingham Mayor's Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) Holiday Toy Giveaway campaign. 

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 40 exhibit spaces as well as wonderful opportunities for event sponsorship! Registration for vendors has closed.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel

1000 Riverchase Galleria
Birmingham, AL 35244

Room rate: $133

NOTE: Hotel room block full. Add name to hotel waiting list. 

Conference Speakers

Orion Jean

TIME Kid of the Year, Author & Motivational Speaker

The Life-Changing Power of Kindness


Stedman Graham

Educator and Author 

Identity Leadership

Twitter: @OfficialStedman

Dr. Tommy Bice

Former State Superintendent

Alabama Education: How We Got Here and Where We Go Next 

Twitter: @tbice

Dr. Joe Morton

Former State Superintendent

Alabama Education: How We Got Here

and Where We Go Next 

Dr. Ed Richardson

Former State Superintendent

Alabama Education: How We Got Here and Where We Go Next 

Melissa Shields, NBCT

Office of School Improvement Coordinator

Alabama Department of Education

Pre-Conference: Continuous School Improvement


Twitter: @mjshields


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