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March 24–26, 2018
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Experience a Revolution in Education!
Join your colleagues at ASCD EMPOWER18
in Boston, Massachusetts,
March 24–26, 2018.

Pre-Conference Institutes are now available!

Dr. Jill Biden, ASCD Empower18 General Session Speaker

General Session

Dr. Jill Biden

Saturday, March 24
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Manny Scott, ASCD Empower18 General Session Speaker

General Session

Manny Scott

Sunday, March 25
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), ASCD Empower18 General Session Speaker

General Session

General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

Monday, March 26
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Rev·o·lu·tion n.  A collaborative and sustainable whole child-focused transformation of schools, developed, led, and implemented by dedicated and empowered educators. Are you in?

Empower18 is a conference designed by educators, for educators where you are empowered to create your own personalized learning experience.

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
  • EdCamps
  • 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
Pre-Conference Group


Register for a one-, two-, or three-day pre-conference institute and
maximize your professional learning time in Boston. New this year,
combination pricing is available for two one-day institutes.

  • Attend the ASCD 75th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, March 24, 2018.


    ASCD turns 75 in 2018! Join ASCD, colleagues from around the world, and The Romantics for a gala celebration on Saturday, March 24, that you won't want to miss.

  • Saturday Keynote Luncheon Speakers Todd Whitaker and Russ Quaglia.


    Learn about the power of student voice in effecting change in schools in this keynote event with Russ Quaglia on Saturday, March 24. Additional fees apply.

  • School Site Visits at Empower18 are available on Thursday, March 22, 2018.


    School visits on Thursday, March 22, offer you a unique look into innovative programs and dynamic facilities in the greater Boston region. Additional fees apply.

  • Sunday Keynote Luncheon speakers Andy Hargreaves, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Marie Hubley Alcock, and Robyn Jackson.


    Explore how to create modern learning spaces, schedules, and programs with Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock in their keynote event on Sunday, March 25. Additional fees apply.


Your Students

Register Today!

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

Register before January 31, 2018, to take advantage of early-bird pricing.