First-Timers’ guide to Empower19: The conference for every educator


By Ronn Nozoe

Is this your first time joining us at an ASCD Empower: The Conference for Every Educator? Empower19 is designed to meet the needs of today’s educators and empower you to learn, share knowledge, and gain tools to lead students into the future.  You’ll discover innovative and interactive learning with fresh ideas to take back to your schools.

The more you prepare for Empower19 and explore the new learning opportunities, the greater your return on your investment will be. Consider what you want to know today as well as what knowledge you’ll need to advance your instruction, leadership, and career path.

Before Empower19

During Empower19

  • Kick-off your Empower19 experience by joining hundreds of educators for the Welcome Reception.
  • Join me and the ASCD family in the exhibit hall on Saturday morning for the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • Connect with educators at the conference and learn about the exciting things happening on-site by following us on social media.
  • Explore the exhibit hall and stop by the ASCD Center and Book Store to browse our award-winning resources.
  • Meet ASCD authors and thought-leaders at book signings and author talks.
  • Pose for the front page of EL Magazine in the ASCD Center.
  • Network with other educators Saturday night at the President’s Networking Reception.
  • Give your feedback on sessions and presenters via the app.

After Empower19

  • If you haven’t done so already, follow us on social media to stay up to date with the latest information happening in the world of education and professional learning.
  • Review our upcoming events schedule to start planning your next education conference with us.
  • Become an ASCD member and continue your professional learning.
  • Sign up for ASCD Express, the association’s free e-newsletter

We work hard to create an incredible conference experience for every educator who joins us, and we hope this event provides you with everything you needed and more.

See you in Chicago!