Know Before You Go


We have put together the following resources to help you prepare for the online meeting environment. Additional information will be added to this page as it becomes available. 


Before the Conference 

  • Register for the conference so that you can access the virtual platform (all attendees including speakers, presenters, exhibitors, and press must be registered). If you need assistance with registration, please email us or call 1-800-933-2723 and press 1.
  • Extend your learning by also registering for the optional Certificate Course Program for this conference.
  • Be sure to familiarize yourself with the program ahead of time! This will help you plan out your experience with us.
  • A week prior to the conference, each registrant will receive a "Know Before You Go" email with important information about the meeting, including access details.
  • Remember that all conference live session times are U.S. eastern daylight time (U.S. EDT) and plan accordingly.


During the Conference

  • Spark community & connection: Enhance your ASCD Annual Conference experience by scheduling 30-minute small group meetings with your colleagues, all within the virtual conference platform.
    • Attending the conference as a group? Use this feature to debrief from sessions and share your takeaways with your peers.
    • Attending the conference on your own? Use this feature to catch up with a colleague or meet new educators who share your unique interests and goals.
  • Discover new products and services: Be sure to visit our exhibitor's booths to find solutions to meet today's challenges and advance your school, district or classroom.


After the Conference

  • Although ASCD does not provide continuing education credits for attending the Annual Conference, we will provide you with a list of sessions you attended during the conference. You can submit this list of sessions to your state department to receive renewal credit or give this list to your principal as documentation of the educational content you participated in here at the conference. This is a great record of the meaningful professional learning you acquired while attending ASCD's Annual Conference!
  • Meeting attendees will have full access to the recorded sessions after the conference has concluded. All sessions will remain available until 11:59 p.m. U.S. EDT on July 25, 2021.

If you have any questions, please email us.