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
ASCD's Pre-Conference Institutes will be held March 21–23, 2018. Find the complete listing of Pre-Conference Institutes, organized by day, by clicking on the links below.
One-Day Institutes | Two-Day Institutes | Three-Day Institutes
Powered by world-renowned experts and authors, the Pre-Conference Institutes offer a deep dive on topics of interest to educators now.
More than 20 available institutes will provide intensive and immersive learning experiences in sessions about curriculum, instruction, assessment, and more, including
Registration for the ASCD Empower18 conference does not include registration for a Pre-Conference Institute. You must register for Pre-Conference Institutes separately from your ASCD Empower18 registration. Combination discounted pricing options are available for one-, two-, and three-day Pre-Conference Institutes. New this year, combination pricing is available for two one-day institutes and the ASCD Empower18 conference.
ASCD Activate Users must log in to register at the ASCD Member price.
See the registration information page for pricing and details
See registration terms and conditions
The following professional learning opportunities are available at separate rates from Pre-Conference Institutes. Due to the special price of these events, they are not eligible for member, discounted, or combination pricing with Empower18.
A limited number of school site visits across the greater Boston region are available on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at a special registration rate.
On Friday, March 23, 2018, spend the morning touring the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, followed by a tour of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in the afternoon.
This event on Friday, March 23, 2018, aims to move the needle on global education towards advocacy and implementable actions in classrooms, schools, districts, and policy arenas, and is cohosted by the Global Education Conference Network.
Some Pre-Conference Institutes include additional fees for required books or materials above and beyond copies of the session's presentation handouts. Materials fees are indicated with each Pre-Conference Institute's description.
Instructions for downloading session handouts will be provided in March 2018.
Most Pre-Conference Institutes will follow this daily schedule.
Continental Breakfast (provided)
Coffee Break (15 minutes)
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
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.
Download Empower18 App
Online Conference Planner
Shuttle Bus Information (PDF)
Empower18 Preview (PDF)
Thank you, ASCD Empower18 sponsors!
Sponsorship opportunities for 2019 are available.
See all ASCD Empower18 sponsors
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