Panhandle Area Educational Consortium
FloridaLearns Foundation

Rising to
the Challenge

55th annual leadership conference
july 19 - 20, 2022

Hotel Effie, Sandestin
1 Grand Sandestin Boulevard, Miramar Beach, Florida

School leaders have “Risen to the Challenge,” transforming the dual catastrophes of Michael and COVID-19 into unique opportunities for growth and innovation. You have persevered and even thrived, leading your schools, districts, and communities to new versions of success. With great spirit, tirelessness, and resilience, you’ve worked harder and smarter, innovating as never before to meet an excess of need – all while keeping the needs of your students and families as the priority.

This year’s joint PAEC and FloridaLearns Foundation Leadership Conference is in celebration of the efforts you’ve put forth as you and those you serve have risen to meet every challenge! Join us to celebrate successes and learn together at the Hotel Effie Sandestin in Miramar Beach, Florida on July 19-20, 2022. Our opening general session will begin at 8:00 AM Central on July 19. Confirmed keynote presenters are Robyn Jackson, Ph.D. and Rick Wormeli. There will also be an informative series of legal issues presentations and concurrent sessions.

Registration is $250/person. To register and stay abreast of the most current conference information, please visit the conference website at