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Thank you for choosing our 2017 conference as your place to grow and flourish in teaching. Join us for hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves professional learning for innovative, creative, and dedicated educators, just like you.
Read on for the latest news and information you need to make the most of your time in Denver, including information about new session types, 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 Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
Register for a pre-conference institute
Once you receive your registration confirmation from ASCD, reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
Book your hotel and travel
On Thursday, June 29, 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 each morning of the conference, from 7:00–7:45 a.m., join your colleagues for a complimentary light breakfast and free-flowing 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.
Did you know that Denver, Colorado averages 300 days of sunshine per year? Learn more about this vibrant city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and the "must do's" during your stay.
Explore dining and entertainment options
Tweet along with other conference participants! Connect and interact with educators, fellow participants, and presenters by following #ASCDCTE17 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.
Check back for more information about the CTE app.
If this is your first time at the Conference on Teaching Excellence, discover how to target your learning needs to maximize your conference experience. In addition to the traditional concurrent sessions, we've added new session types to give you more opportunities to explore, plan, and create your personalized conference learning path.
Important scheduling note: Most concurrent sessions will not be repeated at the 2017 Conference on Teaching Excellence.
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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