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)
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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.
Pre-Conference Institutes will be announced in September. Please check back for more information.
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.
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See the registration information page for pricing and details
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A limited number of school site visits will be available on Friday, March 23, 2018, at a special registration rate. These school site visits are not eligible for combination pricing with the ASCD Empower18 conference.
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)
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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