FSBA/FADSS 77th Annual Joint Conference

November 29 – December 2, 2022 | Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 

The Annual Joint Conference, a collaborative effort of FSBAFADSSFELLFERMAFSBAA, and SUNSPRA, provides an opportunity for school board members, superintendents, district staff, and others to network, gain needed insight into the issues and events impacting education, and access valuable professional development opportunities.


IMPORTANT: Although we have several pre-conference options on Tuesday, please note that the opening session of the conference begins Wednesday morning. Please view the agenda at the link below for the most appropriate arrival date. 

Want to learn more? Visit our tentative agenda.


  • Member: $375
  • Member Daily: $195
  • Non-Member: $700
  • Spouse/Guest $175

Pre-Conference Sessions on Tuesday, 11/29/22 (A la carte)

Attendees may only register for ONE of the following sessions, as session times overlap.

  • Critical Skill Building: Answer the Tough Questions with Truth & Transparency | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm         
    $75 for Members | $125 for Non-Members
  • Chairmanship Academy | 7:45 am – 3:15 pm         
    $195 for Members | $360 for Non-Members
  • New School Board Member Academy: Part I | 7:45 am – 3:15 pm         
    $250 for Members | $450 for Non-Members

Registration deadline: 11/14/2022 | Refund deadline11/17/2022 | Note: On-site registration will be available with a $30 late fee included.

Keynote Speaker:  Sarita Maybin

If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?: Practical Solutions for Working Together Better
We’ve all been told “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” This high energy presentation based on Sarita’s first book provides practical approaches and positive phrases for those times when you need to say something NOT so nice. Learn how to have difficult conversations and constructively clue someone in, deflect the negative comment of a well-meaning friend, or let a school board colleague know what he or she is doing drives you crazy — without destroying the relationship.

This presentation will provide answers to such questions as:

  • How do I know if I should confront a situation or just let it go?
  • How can I soften the sting when giving negative feedback or bad news?
  • What should I do if someone asks my opinion and I have nothing nice to say


Your hotel reservation link will be provided to you upon registration.

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay | 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa Bay, FL | 813.874.1234 | Block Rate: $185.00 | Cut-Off Date: 10/28/2022

**Please note: There will be an additional charge for the Bay View and Casita Rooms.

Overflow Hotel Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore | 4811 W. Main Street, Tampa, FL  33607 | 813.282.1037 | Cut-Off Date: 11/14/2022 | Block rate:  $129.00
Learn more about the OVERFLOW HOTEL block here


Sponsorships Available

Interested in sponsoring FSBA? Click here 

For questions about the event, please contact the FSBA Conference Planning Manager:  Amie Williamson williamson@fsba.org

Looking for last year’s agenda? Click here

Three pre-conference sessions offered on Tues Nov 29. (Attendees may only register for ONE of the following sessions, as session times overlap.)

Pre-Conference Session: Critical Skill Building: Answer the Tough Questions with Truth & Transparency | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

People have questions for today’s school leaders – frequently uncomfortable questions. About school security, school performance, teacher shortages, controversial books, critical race theory and more. And those questions may come from an education reporter, parents at a community forum or an acquaintance who stops you in a parking lot. Are you prepared to tell the truth – fast, before the falsehoods fill up Facebook? Will your answers be consistent with your schools’ messages? Will you know how to protect your district’s reputation – and your reputation?

Click HERE for more information.

Chairmanship Academy | 7:45 am – 3:15 pm 

This training is specifically designed for all board chairs and vice-chairs. This session includes the duties of the chair, meeting management skills, and a refresher course on parliamentary procedure.

Click HERE to learn more.

New School Board Member Academy: Part 1 | 7:45 am – 3:15 pm 

This training is designed to assist newly elected school board members in the transition from private citizen to public official. Though differences in political philosophy, education, experience, and backgrounds exist among members of a board, new board members are expected to participate with and contribute to the governance team rapidly and meaningfully.  With the increasing demand for educational excellence and fiscal accountability, the responsibilities of school boards are more complex than ever before. FSBA’s training sessions include critical information and resources to help new board members become effective board members quickly. 

**Please note: New School Board Member Academy is for newly elected School Board members only.

Click HERE to learn more about NSBM Academy: Part I

Please Note: FSBA has the sole right and discretion to accept or refuse registration to any Non-FSBA Member for any reason at any time. If your registration is refused after payment has been received, you will be issued a full refund.

To view FSBA’s policy on Conference and Events, click here.


Past Events

Agendas, meeting minutes, conference materials, and other information about past meetings, training, and events are available on FSBA’s public-access BoardDocs site.