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Anaheim, California
March 25–27, 2017
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Thank you for joining us in Anaheim!
We'll see you at ASCD EMPOWER18
in Boston, Massachusetts,
March 24–26, 2018.

Empower18 is a conference designed by educators, for educators where you can create your own personalized learning experience. You have the ability to transform education and ignite a spark in your students.

Now, get EMPOWERED to make it happen at ASCD Empower18!

The Conference for Every Educator

If you are a

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

This is YOUR conference!

Empowered Teacher

Personalize your
experience with

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

Learn More About Session Types

  • [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 EMPOWER18 will be centered around

  • The Whole Child
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Global Engagement
  • Poverty and Equity
  • Redefining Student Success
  • Teaching and Learning
Pre-Conference Group


Attend a one-, two-, or three-day pre-conference institute and
maximize your professional learning time at Empower18.



The Whole Child


The call for presentations for ASCD Empower18 is CLOSED.

Acceptance notifications will be e-mailed between August 15 and September 1, 2017.