1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
All other countries: (International Access Code) + 1-703-578-9600
Attendees at ASCD Empower18 and the Pre-Conference Institutes must be 18 years of age or older to attend, unless written authorization has been secured in advance from ASCD.
Registrations are accepted on a full-payment, first-come, first-served basis only. ASCD processes confirmations within two business days after receipt of registration. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have received your registration confirmation.
Registration for ASCD Empower18 does not include hotel, travel, activities, or meals other than those specified in the event details, nor does it include registration for any pre-conference institutes, keynote luncheons, or other selected conference events that require separate registration and payment. Check the registration form for any additional fees.
Registration fees, payment types, and additional registration information are located on the ASCD Empower18 registration information page.
Please notify ASCD when you register if you need a sign language interpreter or other special assistance. ASCD must be notified in writing at least 30 calendar days prior to the event.
Registration and attendance at or participation in ASCD meetings, conferences, institutes, and other activities constitutes agreement by the registrant to ASCD's use and distribution of the registrant's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, websites, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities. If you have questions about our policy, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By registering for an ASCD event, you agree that we may provide your registration information to our sponsors, partners, and affiliates who helped make this conference possible and that they may contact you with offers that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to share information about you, please send your request to one of the following:
Phone: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723) or 1-703-578-9600
Attention: Service Center
1703 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
In an effort to enhance security, ASCD requires attendees to wear their conference name badge at all times during conference hours. Conference attendees can pick up their badges in the registration area and are encouraged to follow the express check-in procedure to reduce time waiting in line.
Badges must be worn to gain admission to sessions, the Exhibit Show, and the shuttle buses. Your badge not only indicates that you are fully registered for the conference, but it is also a courtesy to other registrants.
Please remember to be safety conscious and take off your badges when you are not on-site at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
ASCD reserves the right to cancel events because of low registration or in the case of a catastrophic occurrence due to a force majeure. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will be notified and will receive full refunds.
If you are unable to attend an event you have registered for, contact ASCD by e-mail (email@example.com) or regular mail (1703 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311), no later than 14 calendar days before the start of the event. You may send a nonregistered person in your place, request a gift certificate for ASCD products or future ASCD events, or a refund. There is a $50 processing fee for a single conference or institute and a $100 processing fee for both a conference and pre-conference institute(s).
After the 14-day time frame you are ineligible for a refund, but you may send a nonregistered person in your place, with registration confirmation or written authorization from you.
All conference sessions require a volunteer. Attendees who volunteer will receive a $10 ASCD gift certificate for every session hosted. Gift certificates can be used toward any ASCD program, product, or service within one year. ASCD does not require volunteers at pre-conference institutes. When completing your online or paper registration for the conference, please indicate that you would like to volunteer. You will receive an e-mail notification closer to the event with online session selection information. You must be a registered attendee to volunteer. Questions? Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about volunteer responsibilities
A Certificate of Attendance will be e-mailed to all conference participants about one week after the event. Only Pre-Conference Institute participants will receive 5.5 clock hours on their certificate. And as an ASCD professional development program participant, you may qualify for academic credit.
ASCD strives to exceed your expectations for high-quality products and services. If within 14 calendar days after the conference you feel that we have fallen short of this goal, send us an explanation in writing to email@example.com.
Please note our policy that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the Exhibit Show.
Except where noted, all sessions are non-ticketed and fill on a first-come, first-served basis. For your safety, and because of fire regulations, meeting rooms that fill to capacity will be restricted.
ASCD staff and convention center personnel must follow local fire regulations and will ask participants in overcrowded rooms to leave the room.
Standing or sitting on the floor is not an option; only persons occupying a chair will be allowed to remain in the session. Whenever possible, we have attempted to honor presenters' room-size requests.
Although we try, we cannot always accurately anticipate attendance. There are approximately 30 sessions at any given time during the conference; it is wise to select alternate sessions in advance if you are unable to arrive early enough to get seating at your first choice.
ASCD has a strong commitment to high standards of scholarship and professional development. Commercial solicitation is entirely prohibited in all ASCD Empower18 conference sessions (except Exhibitor Showcase and Meet the Mentor Sessions). Please immediately report any violations to ASCD staff.
As a registered attendee, you can download any of the presentation materials from the event. Registered participants will receive a notification about presentation materials via e-mail approximately two weeks prior to the event.
Once you receive information on how to download presentation materials, you may access them by visiting the session handouts page and following the instructions.
Meeting rooms will have wireless access and limited electrical outlets. We encourage you to download the materials to your laptop or print copies and bring them with you to the sessions. There will be charging stations throughout the common areas, but please make sure your laptop is charged each morning.
iPad® and iPhone® users may need a special app to view the presentation materials or take notes. Several apps are available for interactive PDF usage, but they may require a purchase fee.
Presentation materials are intended for the registrant's personal use only. Further reproduction and dissemination, in whole or part, requires the permission of the various owners as credited within the presentation materials. ASCD publications present a variety of views. The views expressed or implied in the presentation materials are not necessarily official positions of ASCD.
Member and attendee actions influence ASCD events. To support the goal of providing a positive experience for all participants, we ask that you consider your effect and make good choices when using shared resources at the conference.
With this in mind, we ask that all participants
Please contact ASCD at 1-800-933-ASCD (2723), Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. eastern time, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower18 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
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