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Keynote Luncheons | Evening Events | Author Talks | Habits of Mind Retrospective
Pre-Conference Learning Opportunities
Additional information about special events at ASCD Empower18 will be added as it becomes available.
Check back for information about the Saturday and Sunday Keynote Luncheons.
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Start your Empower18 experience with music, dance, and light refreshments. Connect with friends while enjoying Irish dancers and more!
More event details coming soon.
Connect with friends while meeting new colleagues from around the world. Get ready to go up, down, jump around with The Romantics. Enjoy an assortment of delicious appetizers and festive beverages. Try your luck and test your skill at a variety of games—everyone's a winner. Prepare to be amazed: We're working on a few surprises that you won't want to miss.
Take a break and enjoy light refreshments in the International Lounge in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Meet educators from around the world and build your global professional network.
Join us in the ASCD Center and hear from well-respected thought leaders who publish with ASCD. Learn more about their work in an intimate and informal setting. This is your chance to ask more questions after a session and take a deep dive into our high-quality products, programs, and services.
Check back for author and schedule information.
Explore new directions in social and emotional learning while learning about the ground-breaking first 25 years of this innovative practice. Meet habits of mind concept originators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, along with practitioners who are breaking new ground into student learning. Learn how the habits of mind brought social and emotional learning into the mainstream.
Learn more about the habits of mind
In addition to our popular one-, two-, and three-day Pre-Conference Institutes, ASCD is pleased to offer these additional learning opportunities in advance of Empower18.
School visits provide Empower18 participants with a pre-conference experience to visit exemplary schools across the greater Boston region. Participants can choose an elementary school, a middle school, a high school, or a teacher residency program to visit. Each visit provides a personalized tour and a unique look into the innovative programs and dynamic facilities of each site.
Learn more and register
Registration for each school site visit is $125.00 per person and is separate from Empower18 conference registration.
Move from ideas to actions that will prepare students to succeed in a diverse, interconnected world. Join us for panel discussions, inspiring talks, and interactive workshops led by teachers, administrators, and thought leaders. You'll leave with an action plan for a more globally oriented school or organization. This event is cohosted with the Global Education Conference Network as part of their Global Leadership Week.
Registration for this event is $199.00 per person and is separate from Empower18 conference registration.
Spend the morning touring the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Dedicated to the life, leadership and legacy of our 35th president, the library conveys his enthusiasm for public service. After lunch, you'll visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
Registration for this event is $99.00 per person and is separate from Empower18 conference registration.
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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