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
Because we recognize that resources for professional development are limited, we have provided a few tips to help you justify your school's or district's investment in your attendance at ASCD Empower18.
Whether you are a classroom teacher, a principal, or a district or state administrator, this conference offers relevant and innovative sessions that drive student, teacher, and school success.
To help explain to your supervisor the benefits of attending ASCD Empower18, you can write a letter to include details about how your attendance can help you as an educator, the students you affect, and your school as a whole. Clicking on the link will download the file to your computer.
Download the template letter (Word file)
You need to clearly articulate the connection between your organization's knowledge requirements and the conference program. Although you might understand the value of the conference, your supervisor may not.
Take advantage of registration discounts. Early-bird registration prices are in effect through February 15, 2018, and prices will increase in stages through March 26, 2018. Additional savings are available when registering for both the conference and a Pre-Conference Institute.
You can also get discounted registration for registering five people at the same time.
See registration prices
See information about volunteering
Check out ASCD's travel discounts. ASCD has special discounts on airfare, Amtrak train fare, and car rentals.
See travel discounts
Book your hotel early. Reserve your room in the hotel room block to guarantee a space and a great rate.
See hotels and rates
Find a roommate. Offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses.
Before you can justify conference expenses, you need to calculate what they are likely to be. Use this expenses template to help estimate the cost of attending the conference. Clicking on the link will download the file to your computer.
Download the expense template (Excel file)
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