2020 GAEL Summer Conference

July 12-15, 2020

For 46 years, the Georgia Association of Education Leaders has been meeting on Jekyll Island. We are honored and excited to welcome you back once again.

Considerations for a Safe and Productive Conference

GAEL, the Jekyll Island Authority, and the Jekyll Island Convention Center want our prospective attendees to know that safety is our number one priority. We hope you will be very pleased to see the planning and work our entire island has invested into safety for GAEL members, and for your convenience, we have a comprehensive list of links below so that you can research our safety procedures for yourself to give you peace of mind.

Jekyll Island Convention Center Safety Information

Jekyll Island Convention Center (JICC) staff take great pride in being the caretakers and caregivers for the Center that opened May 2012. When someone walks into our facility, their reaction is: ‘WOW’. To that end, we know that one of the first things one notices is the cleanliness. Here are some specific measures that have been a part of our service all along, as well as new procedures going forward. 

Jekyll Island Hotel Safety Information

On Jekyll Island, you’ll find a unified approach to health and safety that starts when you check-in. Select a property below to view their protocols.

Experience a beautiful blend of serenity and discovery.

To awe-inspiring sunsets and breathtaking sunrises. To wide-open beaches and bike paths. To the respite that is Jekyll Island. Escape to this special place, knowing your wellbeing will always be our priority.



There’s something for every kind of explorer.



You’ll find plenty of choices to satisfy your cravings.



A world of discovery for nature lovers and shoppers alike.

For more information about Jekyll Island’s response to COVID-19, visit jekyllisland.com/covid-19.