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Check back in early 2017 for information about the 2017 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence, which will be held June 30–July 2, in Denver, Colorado.
Thank you for choosing our 2016 conference as your place to grow and flourish in teaching. In just two and a half days, you’re going to unearth a bounty of new ideas and research, make new friends and connections, and discover newfound excitement and enthusiasm for the challenges and joys of teaching.
Read on for the latest news and information you need to make the most of your time in New Orleans, 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 Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
Register for a pre-conference institute
Once you receive your registration confirmation from ASCD, reserve your room at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside or the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center.
Book your hotel and travel
On Thursday, July 7, from 5:00–7:00 p.m., be sure to attend the Making Connections Welcome Reception and visit the ASCD Bookstore and 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.
On Friday and Saturday morning from 7:00–7:45 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.
(That's Cajun for "Let the good times roll!")
Infuse your conference experience with the cultural gumbo that is New Orleans. Enjoy the food, history, and spirit of this unique city known as The Big Easy. Your evenings are free during the conference, so let the good times roll!
Explore dining and entertainment options
Tweet along with other conference participants! Connect and interact with educators, fellow participants, and presenters by following #ASCDCTE16 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.
Download the official CTE app from iTunes®, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore or by going to www.ascd.org/cteapp on your mobile device.
If this is your first time at the Conference on Teaching Excellence, discover how to target your learning needs to maximize your conference experience. Each session is designated with an audience level, audience (educator role), and experience level to guide you in attending sessions that target your learning needs.
Read more about the different session levels
See the complete conference schedule
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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