Registration Information

    ​Location:                       Jekyll Island Convention Center

   Conference Fees:        Early Bird:             $179  by February 15 for Members & Non Members                                                                              After Feb 29:        $229 Member 

                                                                           $259 Non-Member 


Would your company or organization like to help sponsor our conference or become a vendor?

If so, complete and submit the Sponsorship Form below.  We would be happy if you joined us!

Sponsorship Information & Form

Creating Connections - Building Bridges Together!

Business Luncheon Speaker - Wendell Dallas

Jekyll Island Club

$149 per night plus applicable taxes & fees


Group Number: 26409498

Hotel Information

Host Hotel

Home2 Suites by Hilton Jekyll Island

$159 per night plus applicable taxes & fees

(912) 319-6019 or (800) 774-1500

Group Name: GA Adult Education Association (GAEA)

Group Code: GAE

Closing Session 

​Creating Connections - Building Bridges Together!


Early Bird Deadline Extended:  February 29, 2020

Ellen is a unique speaker whose engaging personality emits energy and enthusiasm.  Speaking as a character, she has established a unique brand where she delivers fun-filled motivational talks.  Her audiences rave as she exceeds their expectations!  Her  early speaking career started in Toastmasters International where she won the   District 14 Competition.  After many hears of honing her skills, she became a member of NSA-National Speakers Association.  Now Ellen is a devoted full-time public speaker and   professional trainer.  Her speaking is built upon vast experience, solid education, and, most importantly, time tested results.  Be prepared to leave with renewed energy and vigor!

Leading Adults Toward a Better Tomorrow

Hotel Reservations should be made directly with the hotel of your choice by February 11, 2020 to receive conference rate.

Mention GAEA Conference to receive conference room rate.

Opening Keynote Speaker - Ellen Hester

For the first time, leadership from the Technical College System of Georgia, the University System of Georgia, and the Public School System are joining forces at the conference.   Dr. Kathryn Hornsby (TCGS), Dr. Martha Venn (USG), and Richard Woods (State School Superintendent) will discuss the collaborative efforts taking place at the state level to address the workforce issues in Georgia.  

Why You Should Attend

​The Annual Conference is designed to provide strategies, techniques, tips, latest trends, and best practices to lead your training unit to the next level of education and training.  The information in each session will be appealing, relative, and on the cutting edge of our profession.  Best of all, you will be able to implement it immediately! 

March 5 & 6, 2020

Jekyll Island Convention Center

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Wendell Dallas serves as vice president of operations for Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas, and is responsible for day-to-day operations, including    safety, compliance, operational excellence and financial performance, for more than 700,000 customers. He has more than 25 years of operations, management and engineering experience in the natural gas industry.

In September 2013, Mr. Dallas received the Multicultural Leadership Award by the Georgia Diversity Council for his commitment to advancing his peers in the organization and community. Mr. Dallas also serves on several non-profit, community and industry boards. He co-chairs the Georgia Literacy  Commission, a business-led commission of the Georgia chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and Literacy For All.  He is a gubernatorial appointee and board chairman of the State of Georgia’s Workforce Development Board. He serves on the boards of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Auburn University’s Engineering Alumni Council, and is past board chairman of Gwinnett Technical College and Communities in Schools of Georgia.