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Live Event on June 23–25, 2021
On-Demand through July 25, 2021

The ASCD Annual Conference is formerly known as ASCD Empower. The 2021 conference will be a virtual-only event.

Get Inspired

Our biggest event of the year has speakers and sessions that will accelerate your summer learning plans and help get you prepared for the school year.

Build Your Experience

Customize your ASCD experience by choosing from hundreds of concurrent sessions about virtually every education topic.

Make Connections

Meet and connect with like-minded fellow educators who are committed to serving students and changing our education landscape for the better.

Certificate Course Program

This optional program includes readings from ASCD archives and Educational Leadership® magazine.

Participants complete reading and viewing assignments, each followed by an assessment, equivalent to 5 additional contact hours.

Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate.

Attend for Free


Members of the media are invited to apply for press credentials to the virtual ASCD Annual Conference. Approved applicants will receive complementary admission to the conference.


If you are a current presenter, please check your email for presenter information from ASCD or email us for assistance.
ASCD is currently not accepting proposals for the ASCD Annual Conference. However, you may sign up to be notified when proposal submission windows open for future ASCD events. 

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsorship and virtual exhibiting opportunities are available for the ASCD Annual Conference. Click here to view the current list of 2021 Exhibitors! Please visit the Sponsors & Exhibitors page for more information.