FSBA/FADSS Annual Summer Conference | June 7-9, 2023

The FSBA/FADSS Annual Summer Conference 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 a pre-conference session and various meetings on Wednesday, please note that the opening session of the conference begins Thursday morning. Please view the agenda for the most appropriate arrival date before booking your travel.

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  • Member: $275
  • Member Daily: $205
  • Non-Member: $550
  • Spouse/Guest $175
  • A la carte Pre-Conference Workshop: $39 for Members | $89 for Non-Members

Registration deadline: May 25, 2023 | Refund deadlineMay 30, 2023 | Note: On-site registration will be available with a $30 late fee included.

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Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay | 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa Bay, FL | 813.874.1234 | Block Rate: $184 | Cut-Off Date: May 9, 2023

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

** Reservations must be made via the link in your FSBA Event Registration email confirmation.

Room Block

When the room block appears full, we encourage you to keep checking back, as any room cancellations will be released back into the block before the cut-off date of May 9, 2023. We also encourage you to reserve a room at the overflow hotel listed below. Be advised, moving forward FSBA will not be managing a room cancellation list.

*Note: The block may appear full if you use the defaulted dates of Tuesday, June 6 – Friday, June 9. Please check the agenda. If you are not attending any of the meetings or the pre-conference session on Wednesday, please adjust your arrival date to Wednesday, June 7. This change may allow you access to the room block.

Overflow Hotel

Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore | 4811 W. Main Street, Tampa, FL  33607 | 813.282.1037 | Cut-Off Date: May 9, 2023 | Block rate:  $139.00
Learn more about the FSBA Overflow block here.

Pre-Conference Communications Workshop: Wednesday, June 7 | 2:15 PM

Thom Fladung, Managing Partner, Hennes Communications

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Topic: Winning the Q&A Game: How to Keep Cool and Keep Control

Pre-Conference Session | Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 2:15 – 3:15 PM (A la carte: $39 for Members | $89 for Non-Members) 

This one-hour interactive workshop, including mock interviews, will help you prepare for any situation involving a Q&A. Thom Fladung, managing partner of Hennes Communications in Cleveland, Ohio, and a 33-year veteran of daily newspapers, emphasizes practical instruction, pragmatic tips and best practices that you can put into play immediately.

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Opening Session I: Thursday, June 8 | 8:45 AM

Keynote Speaker | Pete Martinez, Chairman and CEO of the SIVOTEC family of companies

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Topic: Artificial Intelligence; Innovation at the Speed of Life

Artificial Intelligence is becoming one of the most transformative innovations of our lifetime. It is and will impact every industry. This session will introduce the fundamentals, non-technical, of AI. We will also cover ‘why now?’. Real-life examples will be presented ranging from Genomics and Alzheimer’s, to Business, and most importantly Education. The session will be interactive, engaging, and very thought provoking from someone that has successfully leveraged the innovation into game-changing impact on the human condition.


Pete Martinez is Chairman and CEO of the SIVOTEC family of companies; high tech and scientific innovators at the massive intersection of Health, Sports, Technology, Big Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence. Martinez is also the Chairman of RaiseLink a FinTech platform for advanced investor-startup matching, engagement, and related services. An international entrepreneur, he has led numerous high impact initiatives in the areas of high technology, business consulting, healthcare, and education. Martinez is a 32 year veteran of IBM, where he was Vice President of Global Business Services and Senior Executive for IBM South Florida. He is also a research affiliate at MIT, and visiting professor at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. With over 30 patents and publications he is a frequent international speaker while consulting to leading edge companies. He is a graduate of the University of Miami College of Engineering, where he was honored as Distinguished Alumnus, and past Chairman of the Florida Research Consortium. June 22, 2007 was proclaimed ‘Pete Martinez Day’ by the City of Boca Raton.

General Session II: Friday, June 9 | 8:00 AM

Tim Weisheyer, CEO, Strategic Advantage Consulting

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Topic: Charting the Course with Strategic Planning

Effective organizations are built with clarity, alignment, and a strategic direction. This session will explore the importance of creating a shared understanding of goals, priorities, and strategies within your school district to ensure everyone is working towards a common purpose. Additionally, we will help you chart a course to navigate potential obstacles to alignment, such as conflicting priorities, communication breakdowns, and leading in difficult times.


With 25 years of business, leadership, and consulting experience, Tim Weisheyer brings a unique level of expertise to assist companies and industries of various sizes in achieving their goals. He specializes in strategic planning, leadership development, governance, and operational effectiveness, and has a track record of delivering measurable results for his clients. As a skilled communicator and sought-after problem solver, Tim focuses on delivering exceptional value to his clients while understanding and adapting to their unique needs and challenges. His keen eye for detail and passion for continuous improvement makes Tim a trusted advisor to political and community leaders and businesses and organizations of all sizes looking to grow and thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.

Tim currently serves on the leadership team of both Florida REALTORS® and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Prior to these roles, Tim served in various leadership capacities, including eight years as a School Board Member for the Osceola School District and President of the Florida School Boards Association.

Sponsorships Available

Interested in sponsoring FSBA? Click here to learn about our Annual Sponsor Program. Contact Leslie Dunlap with questions. (Dunlap@fsba.org)

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

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.

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.