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 22–24, 2017. Find the complete listing of Pre-Conference Institutes, organized by day, by clicking on the links below.
Half-Day Institutes | 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 Empower17 conference does not include registration for a Pre-Conference Institute. You must register for Pre-Conference Institutes separately from your ASCD Empower17 registration. Combination discounted pricing options are available for one-, two-, and three-day pre-conference institutes.
See the registration information page for pricing and details
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 2017.
Most Pre-Conference Institutes will follow this daily schedule.
Continental Breakfast (provided)
Coffee Break (15 minutes)
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
Register and book your hotel before the hotel cutoff date, March 13, 2017.
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower17 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
Special Announcement: ASCD's 2017 General Membership Election closes April 30.
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February 10, 2017
Last day for
Early-Bird Hotel Discounts
March 13, 2017
Last day for
Making Hotel Reservations