Leadership Conference

The TSBA Leadership Conference & Annual Convention will be held Thursday, November 18 to Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. Be sure to join us as we showcase the successful student achievement programs that are in place across the state and find out the latest educational trends and innovations.

Superintendents will receive one (1) day of CEO credit for this conference. 

  • Leadership Conference

    Thursday, November 18 & Friday, November 19

    Registration Fee: $175

    Description: TBD

    Superintendents will receive one (1) day of CEO credit for the leadership conference.

    Agenda – TBD
    Speaker Bio – TBD

  • Pre-Convention Workshops

    Friday, November 19, 2021

    Registration Fee: $75

    Two workshops will be held on Friday of this year’s convention.  You may only register for one of these workshops since they occur simultaneously.

    Agenda – TBD

  • Delegate Assembly

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

    Registration Fee: $0

    The Delegate Assembly is the official business meeting of TSBA and it will take place during Convention. School Board Members must register as delegates by Friday, November 5, 2021.

    Delegate Assembly Packet – 2020

    Delegate Assembly Information
    Submit a Change to a Position Statement
    Propose a Resolution
    Submit a Change to the Constitution & Bylaws

  • Other Events

    Board Secretaries’ Meeting
    The Board Secretaries’ Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 20 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. with a presentation by TBD. Board members and superintendents that are not in the Delegate Assembly during that time are also invited to attend this session.


    Exhibit Hall 
    ($0)
    Friday, November 19 & Saturday, November 20

  • Hotel Accomodations

    TSBA has a room block at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.  You must register for the convention before you will receive the reservation information. Once you register for the convention, you will receive a confirmation email with the group code for the hotel.  The room rate at the Gaylord Opryland is $200 per night, plus tax for a Standard Room and $265 per night, plus tax for an Atrium Room.  The deadline to make reservations is October 1, 2021.

  • Attire

    Casual dress is appropriate for all events except for the Awards Reception & Ceremony, in which case Sunday dress is appropriate.  We are setting aside Friday, November 19 as a day for boards to show their school system pride.  If your board has matching shirts, please wear them on Friday.

  • Exhibitor Tradeshow Registration

    Friday, November 19 – Saturday, November 20 

    The tradeshow is an integral part of the Tennessee School Boards Association’s convention, and exhibiting companies are publicized prior to and during the convention.  There will be a reception during the tradeshow hours on Friday, November 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and a convention breakfast during the tradeshow hours on Saturday, November 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., both of which take place in the exhibit hall.

    Tradeshow Dates/Hours:
    Friday, November 19 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, November 20 from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Tradeshow Details:
    Tradeshow Brochure and Rules and Regulations – TBD

    For more information about this year’s tradeshow, please contact Brittany Massey, TSBA Director of Finance and Member Services, at (615) 815-3908 or bmassey@tsba.net.