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Check back in mid-April for information about the 2017 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership, which will be held October 27–29, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.
Thank you for choosing our 2016 conference as your place to grow and flourish as a leader. In just two and a half days, join your peers to hear from experts, share ideas, connect with top leaders from around the world, and reflect on your own leadership performance.
Read on for the latest news and information you'll need to make the most of your time in National Harbor, including special event details, mobile app availability, and more.
Remember to register for the conference and make your hotel reservations early. The conference and hotel room block will fill quickly! All pre-conference institutes and conference sessions will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
Once you receive your registration confirmation from ASCD, reserve your room at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
On Thursday, November 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., be sure to attend the Welcome Reception and visit the ASCD Bookstore & Resource Center. Pick up your conference materials, enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, meet ASCD authors and presenters, and network with others from your region and around the world. Advance reservation is not required—just stop by.
On Friday and Saturday morning from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m., join your colleagues for a complimentary light breakfast and free-flowing, expert-facilitated conversations focused on your growth and practice.
Complimentary light breakfast will be available each morning of the conference. Participants are responsible for all other meals during the conference.
Situated right on the Potomac River, National Harbor hosts amazing events and super-fun attractions. Explore more than 150 shops and over 30 dining locations. From the thrilling Capital Wheel to the beloved Awakening sculpture, National Harbor’s vibrant atmosphere will delight you.
Explore dining and entertainment options
Tweet along with other conference participants! Connect and interact with educators, fellow participants, and presenters by following #ASCDCEL16 on Twitter to discuss your conference experience. Plug yourself into the back channel to get the most of ASCD’s virtual community.
Use your mobile device to search for sessions, check your schedule, get news alerts, rate sessions, download handouts, and connect with conference participants and presenters.
If this is your first time at the Conference on Educational Leadership, discover how to target your learning needs to maximize your conference experience. Each session is designated with an audience (educator role), audience level, and experience level to guide you in attending sessions that target your learning needs.
All pre-conference and conference sessions require a volunteer. Participants who volunteer will receive a $10 ASCD gift certificate for every session hosted ($25 gift certificate for a pre-conference institute). Read more about volunteer responsibilities and how to sign up.
A Certificate of Attendance will be e-mailed to all conference participants about one week after the conference. Only pre-conference participants will receive 5.5 clock hours on their certificate. And as an ASCD professional development program participant, you may qualify for academic credit.
Prior to the conference, you will receive an e-mail with a QR code that allows you to check yourself in when you arrive at the conference.
Either print this QR code and bring it with you, or access it on-site with your mobile device. Go to the ASCD registration area to scan your QR code and print your badge. Name badges must be worn at all times.
Get more information about the name badge procedure
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