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
You can submit to present by yourself or with up to four copresenters. Complete information on proposal criteria is available on our proposal submission web page. Hurry! The deadline for proposals is Friday, April 27, 2018. Once you submit your proposal, you will have until the deadline to make any edits or changes. Acceptance notifications will be e-mailed by Friday, June 1, 2018.
Submit a proposal
The Conference Planner includes session titles, locations, descriptions, as well as speaker information.
Please notify us as soon as possible if there are changes, cancelations, or additions to the presenter information for your session.
Questions? Please contact the ASCD Empower19 team.
Promote yourself and your conference session easily using our Empower18 Social Media Kit (PDF). It contains suggested tweets and Facebook posts you can edit as you see fit, and includes images you can share on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Download Social Media Kit
We are just weeks away from ASCD Empower18, and it will soon be time to start uploading the presentations you've been working hard to prepare.
An e-mail will be sent to you by March 2 that included instructions and a code for accessing the materials upload portal.
Please note that all session materials should be uploaded by March 16. Attendees will be instructed to start downloading their handouts at this time.
March 16, 2018: Upload session materials deadline
April 27, 2018: Empower19 proposal submission deadline
Presenters' registration details are sent to all confirmed presenters after signed contracts are received. If you need to cancel your registration or send a substitute presenter, please notify ASCD in writing as soon as possible.
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.
Bring your team and save when you register as a group!
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower18 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
Online Conference Planner
Shuttle Bus Information (PDF)
Empower18 Preview (PDF)
Empower your brand at ASCD Empower18!
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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December 31, 2017
Last day for
Early-Bird Hotel Discounts
February 15, 2018
Last day for
February 27, 2018
Last day for
Making Hotel Reservations