The AEA Professional Rights & Responsibilities Commission will hold its annual statewide conference on April 14 - 15, 2023, at The Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel, 1000 Riverchase Galleria Circle, Birmingham, AL 35244. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m., with the opening session beginning at 6:00 p.m. A plated dinner will be provided during the opening session, followed by a social event. Saturday will include breakfast, morning workshops, and a luncheon.
As part of a new AEA initiative, the workshops associated with this year's conference have been revamped to include new ideas and a different approach to education-related issues. A Legislative Update will be given during Friday evening's General Session.
PR&R Conference Keynote Speaker: Kaitlan Collins
Alabama native Kaitlan Collins is this year’s keynote speaker for the Professional Rights and Responsibilities (PR&R) Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. Collins, a Prattville High School and University of Alabama graduate, co-anchors CNN This Morning alongside Don Lemon and Poppy Harlow. She also serves as the chief correspondent for the show.
Previously, she served as CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Since joining the network in 2017; Collins has broken several stories in her coverage of both the Biden and Trump administrations, including significant staff departures and consequential policy decisions. In the past four years, she’s covered President Biden and President Trump abroad and pushed both on the world stage. Collins also extensively reported on the Alabama Senate special election in December 2019.
In 2018, 2019, and 2020, Collins was included in Mediaite’s list of the “50 Most Influential People in News Media.” She was also named to Crain’s NewsPro’s “12 to Watch in TV News” in January 2019 and one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30: Media” in the same year.
Collins joined CNN from The Daily Caller, where she served as the White House Correspondent covering the first few months of the Trump administration and the 2016 election.
You can reserve a room at The Hyatt Regency Birmingham -The Wynfrey Hotel by calling 1 (800) 233-1234. When calling, please reference the Group Code: 6ATN
AEA Room Block Rates:
- 1-2 people - $189.00 plus tax
- 3 people - $199.00 plus tax
- 4 people - $219.00 plus tax
The Hotel will not accept personal checks.
The registration fee for the PR&R Conference is $25 for AEA members, and the on-site registration fee is $35.
Note: A $10 late fee will be assessed after March 30, 2023.
Please use the form below to register. If you have any questions, please contact AEA Headquarters at 800-392-5839.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.