2020 ALET Fall Symposium
September 20 – 23rd
Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, AL
Three Days of Professional Growth
Being a leader in educational technology has never been more challenging. And, if you are successful, more fulfilling. This unique time has demanded rapid changes that require new technical and professional development rollouts. Come collaborate with your colleagues. There is no better way to compare notes and gain insights into what’s being tried, what’s working, and what isn’t. Preliminary schedule: 2020 Preliminary Schedule
Andy Andrews is an internationally known speaker and author. Among his New York Times bestsellers are the classic novels, The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer.
Dr. Greg Price is the chief technology and security officer at Troy University and the director of the Alabama Computer Forensics Institute. He has authored five books on information technology and has served as a member of various cybersecurity task forces.
Dr. Dee Dee Jones, Hartselle City Schools Superintendent and public speaker.
Your Responsibility – Staying safe from COVID is a personal responsibility. The Perdido Beach Resort and ALET are making adjustments to help facilitate social distancing, but the ultimate responsibility is YOURS.
If you are ill, have a fever, show other symptoms such as loss of taste or smell, or have been exposed to someone that has COVID or has tested positive for it, please do not attend.
Hotel Precautions– The Perdido Beach Resort has adopted the following overall safety measures: https://www.perdidobeachresort.com/safety-measures
Masks – The Governor of Alabama has issued a Mask rule that requires they be used. If this order is amended prior to the event, we will let you know. https://covid19.alabama.gov/
Event Modifications – You will notice that we have modified a great deal in order to help you stay safe. Please follow the instructions and limitations we are implementing. Individuals who do not adhere to these safety precautions may be excluded from participating further.
Call for Presentations
In today’s environment of massive moves to online instruction, work from home, and continuing cybersecurity, it’s critical that we share with each other. Use the following form to submit a presentation: https://forms.gle/Ta8h4VmuLD7PFFb66
Only current members of ALET may register. If you are not a current member, you can add the 2020 membership fee to your registration, but you must also complete our membership form. Vendors may not become members. To apply for membership visit this web page: Membership
Premier/Platinum Members owe nothing, but MUST register. Your Premier Membership must be paid in order for you to register under this category. Only the registered member may use this registration unless special permission to transfer the registration is approved by the Board.
Basic Members may begin registering on July 6th. If applicable, have your Purchase Order ready before completing the registration form. Early Bird Pricing Ends on August 14th at 11pm. Regular Price of $190 begins on August 15th.
Vendors who will be attending the event should NOT use this registration form. You will be contacted about providing the names of your attendees via email. at
Room Block - Perdido Beach Resort
Please make hotel reservations as soon as possible. The ALET Room Block is from Sunday (9/20), Monday (9/21), and Tues (9/22) with a 3-night minimum. Make sure to select these dates to get the best price. If you try to add extra nights before or after the room block, you may get a No Rooms available message. Change the dates back to the official room block and you should see available rooms. Room Block Link
For additional nights, contact the hotel directly by phone: 251-981-9811
Coming Saturday? There will be a limited number of rooms on Saturday, September 19 for those of you that want to come down early at the ALET price. Once they are gone, normal room rates apply.
Staying longer for the Boot Camp? There will also be a limited number of rooms available for the E-Rate Boot Camp on September 23rd and 24th. (Wednesday and Thursday nights). After they are gone, normal prices apply.
Registration Deadline – Cutoff for registration for both the conference and the Boot Camp is August 31st at 11 pm.
Ticket Choices – The E-Rate Boot Camp is a separate ticket. Current Basic members can add on 2021 membership with their registration. Current Premium members will be billed for 2021 membership separately in December of this year. Be sure to scroll down to see all choices.
Multiple Attendees – You can register up to 7 people at one time. After selecting the number of each type of ticket needed, be sure to enter in the personal information of each person under the heading of the correct ticket type.
Purchase Orders – If your purchase order is not ready at the time you register, enter “Pending” and then email the purchase order to firstname.lastname@example.org once you get the number. We will add the PO number to the invoice, date it appropriately and then email it to you.
Invoicing – Do not pay from the receipt generated at the end of the registration process. An invoice will be emailed to you following your registration.
Cancellation by Attendee – Attendees who notify us of their cancellation prior to September 1st will receive a full credit or refund of any amounts paid for the event. Cancellations after September 1st due to employer travel ban or illness may also be credited or refunded. ‘No Shows’ who do not notify us of cancellation will receive no credit/refund.
Hotel Room Cancellation – You are responsible for cancelling your hotel room. Please be sure to adhere to the deadlines published by the hotel for the conference rates.