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Anaheim, California
March 25–27, 2017
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in Anaheim, California, March 25–27, 2017.

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Empower17 is a conference redesigned by educators, for educators. You have the ability to transform education and ignite a spark in your students.
Now, get EMPOWERED to make it happen!

Discover a new ASCD annual conference and exhibit show at ASCD Empower17.

The Conference for Every Educator

If you are a

  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Instructional Coach
  • University Professor
  • Central Office Staffer

This is YOUR conference!

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experience with

  • Learning Sessions
  • Panels
  • Debates
  • Keynotes
  • Interactive Opportunities

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  • [ASCD inspires me] by having conferences like this where educators can come and network and learn new strategies to make what we do better."
    —Chantrise Holliman, 10-year teacher
  • Each time I attend an ASCD conference, I realize how much I did not know! I can't say you can do anything better. Each time I come, it just gets better and better."
    —Hayward Jean, principal
  • The ASCD conferences are both inspiring and educational. They breathe life into me."
    —Joshua Garcia, school district deputy superintendent
  • By attending conferences...and connecting with others in the ASCD network, I am able to keep a finger on the pulse of the educational landscape."
    —Sarah Akhtar, school designer, consultant, and former teacher
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Your Focus


Topics at ASCD EMPOWER17 will be centered around

  • The Whole Child
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Global Engagement
  • Poverty and Equity
  • Redefining Student Success
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Saturday Keynote Luncheon Presenter Yong Zhao


    Join Yong Zhao on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at this keynote event and discover the new conditions of teaching and learning. Additional registration fees apply.

  • World of Color Event


    Network with your colleagues at this free evening event! World of Color is a breathtaking nighttime extravaganza held at Paradise Pier in Disney California Adventure® Park.

  • Sunday Keynote Luncheon Presenter Eric Jensen


    Join Eric Jensen on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at this keynote event and learn how to transform your school from the inside out. Additional registration fees apply.

  • Meet the Mentors


    Get up close with presenters! Have an in-depth exchange with these educators and your fellow attendees in an informal setting. Additional registration fees apply and space is limited.

Pre-Conference Group


Register for a one-, two-, or three-day pre-conference institute and
maximize your professional learning time in Anaheim.

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BRING YOUR TEAM. Every fifth person from your school or organization attends FREE
when you register as a group.