February 21, 2017 by

Why Should You Care About Empower17?

ASCD Empower17 is a conference developed by, for, and about educators. Whatever your role—teacher, principal, instructional coach, central ­office staff, or superintendent— you’ll be energized, informed, and empowered. You have the ability to transform education and ignite a spark in your students, so we created a conference to help you do just that. Join us at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from March 24 to 27, 2017.

Who should attend ASCD Empower17?

  • Principals
  • Assistant and associate principals
  • Central office staff
  • Superintendents
  • Assistant and associate superintendents
  • Teachers and teacher leaders
  • Building-level specialists
  • Professors, instructors, and deans

Why should educators attend the Empower17?

  • To connect with leaders and experts from school districts across the country
  • To learn what’s new in education from our all-star line-up of Special Session speakers. You’ll hear from leaders in education—innovators and disrupters with important messages to share
  • To explore practical solutions at Learning Sessions, where experienced practitioners will share case studies, best practices, and actionable ideas in lively, interactive sessions
  • To gain innovative leadership practices from today’s thought leaders
  • To learn about new strategies and technologies for improving school performance

ASCD authors including Carol Ann Tomlinson, Baruti Kafele, Susan Brookhart, Todd Whitaker, Doug Fisher, and Nancy Frey will lead conference sessions and pre-conference institutes alongside other ASCD experts. Sessions are geared toward educators with varying experience, positions, and school levels in order to give participants the opportunity to choose sessions that best relate to their needs and interests.

Registration for Empower17 is $469 for ASCD members and $539 for nonmembers, and every fifth person attending from the same school or district will receive a complimentary registration. Participants can connect and interact with each other during the event and take part in the conference conversation by using #Empower17 or following @ASCDempower on Twitter.

For more information about ASCD conferences and institutes, visit www.ascd.org/conferences. To learn more about ASCD’s other programs, products, services, and memberships, visit www.ascd.org.

Top 8 Reasons to Attend to Empower17

MacKenzie Masten is the Social Media Strategist for ASCD and Managing Editor for Inservice. She is the voice behind ASCD's social media presence and her writing can be found on Inservice and ThinkFun Education. You can connect with her @kenziemasten.