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
The information on this page is for Empower18. Check back in September 2018 for information about Empower19, which will be held March 16–18, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
The times and activities on this schedule are subject to change without notice, and not all activities listed are included with Empower18 conference registration. Additional activities at Empower18 can be found on the Special Events page and may also be communicated through e-mail for selected groups (e.g. ASCD Student Chapters).
All schedule changes will be announced through the Empower app once it becomes available.
7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference Institutes, School Site Visits
7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Institutes, Global Leadership Summit
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Museum and History Tour
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Including 60- and 90-minute concurrent sessions, reflection pools, and exhibitor workshops.
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Opening General Session with Dr. Jill Biden
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own) / Keynote Luncheons
1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Including 60- and 90-minute concurrent sessions, reflection pools, learning labs, Ed Camps, poster presentations, and more!
7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
ASCD 75 Gala and President's Reception
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Second General Session with Manny Scott
7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Including 60- and 90-minute concurrent sessions and reflection pools.
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Third General Session with General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Including 60- and 90-minute concurrent sessions.
Get Empower18 rates for Empower19 when you register by August 15, 2018!
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower19 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
Thank you, ASCD Empower18 sponsors!
Sponsorship opportunities for 2019 are available.
See all ASCD Empower18 sponsors
August 15, 2018
Last day for
Super Early-Bird Registration