If you aspire to be an Association leader or a leader in your school and school system, then the Minority Leadership Training (MLT) Conference is for you! It will be held on November 3-5, 2023, at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. The MLT Conference is open to ALL AEA members. 


Professional Learning

This conference provides all AEA members with a fun way to learn and collaborate in engaging leadership settings. MLT sessions to be presented at this year’s conference include: Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Diversity, STEAM, Robotics, Accomplished Teaching and Equity, Creating Change through Social Justice, and more!  Members will receive clock hours toward Continuing Education Units (CEU) and opportunities to begin Professional Learning Unit (PLU) studies at the conference. 


Housing Reservations

Housing reservations at the Perdido Beach Resort Hotel can be made now by calling 800-634-8001, or online at Please use the AEA Group Rate Code #19349 to receive the $139 AEA Group Rate.  The deadline to receive the AEA Group Rate is October 2, 2023.  After this date, standard room rates will apply based on availability only. A credit card and first night’s room and tax will be required to guarantee the reservation. 


Overflow Hotels

The Island House Hotel

26650 Perdido Beach Blvd

Orange Beach, AL 36561

Room Rate: $140 

Group Code: AEA 

Use the code to book via phone at 251-981-6100 or by using the following link: 


Hilton Garden Inn Orange Beach

23092 Perdido Beach Blvd

Orange Beach, AL 36561

Room Rate: $119 

Group Code:  AEAL23 

Use code to book via phone at 251-974-1600 ex. 7787 or by using the following link: 


Registration Information: 

The MLT Conference registration fee is $50 for AEA members and $250 for non-members. After October 31, the registration fee is $100, and is only available on-site. Conference registration fees are non-refundable.


While there are no scholarships available for this conference, local Associations are encouraged to assist members with participating. Several local Association leaders are encouraging members to carpool and share hotel rooms to defray the cost of participating in the conference. They highly encourage colleagues around the state to do the same.   


The first 100 members who register for the MLT Conference will receive a special gift. See you at MLT! For more information, visit our website or contact Dr. Pamela Fossett at