The UF Lastinger Leadership Summer Summit

The Summer Summit exists to join educational leaders from across the country. Together, education leaders will experience professional development that is meaningful and engaging.

Gainesville, Florida; June 13-16, 2017

1-Day Conference + 3-Day Institute
= The Summer Summit

The Summer Summit will kick off with a 1-day conference. Participants will have their choice of 1 of 4 institutes to attend the following 3 days.

Step 1: Choose Your Institute

Participants are offered the choice between 4 different 3-day institutes. Click on the institute title to find out more.

Step 2: Register for the conference

Register now for discounted early registration fees!

Step 3: Check your email

We will email you a link to choose which of 3-day institutes you would like to attend. Read more about the institutes here.

Step 4: Book Lodging

The Hampton Inn Gainesville and the Holiday Inn Gainesville-University Center both have special room rates for attendees of the Summer Summit.


Other options include:

– Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville-Downtown

– Home2 Suites by Hilton Gainesville

– SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gainesville

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Am I part of the intended audience for the Summer Summit?

Answer: Probably, yes! All school-based and district-based educators are encouraged to attend.

Conference Speakers

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Alberto Carvalho

has served as Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth-largest school system, since September 2008. Read more.

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Joellen Killion

is the deputy executive director of the National Staff Development Council. Read more.

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