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Acceptance notifications for ASCD Empower18 conference proposals will be e-mailed between August 15 and September 1, 2017. If you submitted two proposals, one or both may be accepted. Please return your signed contract as quickly as possible.
Questions? Please contact the ASCD Empower18 team.
If you would like to volunteer in the Reflection Pool, please respond to this short survey and indicate your preferred days(s) and time(s) as soon as possible. You may also drop in at your leisure.
The Reflection Pool will consist of multiple group meeting spaces that are designed to promote and support post-presentation meetings and work sessions. Our aim with the Reflection Pool is to give attendees a place to start drafting plans for implementation once they arrive back in their schools.
During your time in the Reflection Pool, you may engage with attendees in their discussions and offer feedback, or you may simply allow them to ask you questions about your research and practice.
A schedule listing all presenters and their assigned times will be published closer to the event date.
September 1, 2017: Conference proposal acceptance notifications will be e-mailed to presenters by this date.
Presenters' registration details will be sent to all confirmed presenters after signed contracts are received.
When traveling to Empower18, you should fly into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The airport is located three miles from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the conference headquarters hotel, the Westin Boston Waterfront.
Feel free to make your hotel reservations at this time. If you are contracted for other sessions, for example, a Pre-Conference Institute, you will receive an e-mail from Thomas Smoak regarding your hotel arrangements.
Feel free to also make your travel arrangements at this time. If you are contracted for other sessions, for example, a Pre-Conference Institute, please wait to arrange your travel until you receive further details from ASCD, which will include detailed information on the travel agency and policy.
Register by January 31, 2018, for early-bird savings!
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower18 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
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December 31, 2017
Last day for
Early-Bird Hotel Discounts
January 31, 2018
Last day for
February 27, 2018
Last day for
Making Hotel Reservations