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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


This is your chance to share your expertise face to face with educators of all levels from all over the world.

The call for presentations for Empower18 is OPEN through June 15, 2017.