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Dear Sanibel Leadership Participants,

The Sanibel Leadership Association welcomes you to the 2022 Sanibel Leadership Conference at the beautiful Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. This year’s theme is Making Waves in 2022: Bilingualism Matters! We are looking forward to sharing best practices that support English Language Learners. The early registration fee is $325. Regular registration is $350.00. It includes breakfast and lunch. The hotel is taking all measures to ensure a safe and healthy environment during this time. Hotel registration will open on February 1st. The conference rate is $239.00 per night.

We hope to see you soon!

Stay safe and healthy.

Minnie Cardona

Sanibel Leadership Association, President

Participant Registration

Exhibitor Registration 

Guiding the direction of ESOL Education
This annual conference is the only time that ESOL school district leaders and higher education professors come together to guide the direction of our profession that serve English Language Learners! When our district leaders gather, they address policy and state directives. When our college and university professors gather, they address research and theory as it related to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education. At the Sanibel Leadership Conference, educators come together to make Florida the preeminent educational environment for theory and classroom practice. 

The 42nd Annual

Sanibel Leadership Conference

Join us on Clearwater Beach!

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Check in for the conference will be open  for participants to pick up their conference materials and program.


Look for signs in the conference lobby.



For representatives from institutions of higher education, there will be a specialized session on behalf of college and university affiliates. This summit is for members of the Higher Education community in Florida where critical topics will be presented and discussed with time to work collaboratively toward strengthening the programs in colleges and universities.


The conference provides time to Higher Ed for their summer summit and roundtable. Select the More Info button to contact the Higher Ed Coordinator.



FABES - the Florida Association of Bilingual and ESOL Supervisors - is a leadership organization historically collaborative with the Sanibel Leadership Association. A specialized session is provided at the conference to FABES for their summer symposium.


Your individual annual participation is a vital part of the FABES organization and may be paid directly to the FABES treasurer.


Your annual support for FABES permits the organization to continue its valuable efforts on behalf of school district ESOL supervisors and coordinators.

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Our goal at the Sanibel Leadership Association is to be a central voice connecting ESOL professionals to the stakeholders who figure most in their work.


This brings together college and university professors, researchers, K-12 educational leaders, publishers, and authors - all working on behalf of English Learners, their families, and communities.


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Each year, the latest research, publications, resources, technology, and products are on the agenda and in the conference hall. Come be a part!

- Your Executive Board