About Virtual Symposiums

A Deep Dive into Content

Each ASCD virtual symposium features a deep dive into a timely, relevant issue affecting educators right now. A symposium provides all the benefits of an in-person event, like engaging with peers and presenters in real time. The best part? You get to do it all from the comfort of your home and access every session, even after the event has concluded.

Certificate Course Program

The ASCD certificate course program gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of the skills you learn at ASCD symposiums and gain the equivalent of 10 contact hours. This optional certificate program allows you to assess your knowledge of issues that affect your classrooms, schools, and districts. Check each symposium's page for program specifics.

An Unbeatable Value

Starting at just $49 per event, ASCD Symposiums are designed to uplift and empower every educator and give you the strategies and skills you need now, alongside experts and your peers. 

And the optional certificate course program is only an additional $25 per symposium.

Current and Upcoming Symposiums

Live Event on February 24, 2021
On-Demand through April 25, 2021
Everyone knows that equity in education is important. But how do you get there in practice? The ASCD Virtual Symposium on Equity in Action is a deep dive into how school leaders and educators can identify and disrupt inequitable conditions in schools.
The live event will take place on February 24, 2021. Can't attend the live event? You can still register! The archived presentations will be available on demand through April 25, 2021.

Live Event on April 21, 2021
On-Demand through June 18, 2021
As a principal or assistant principal, you're the guiding force of your school. The ASCD Virtual Symposium: The Empowered Principal is a deep dive into actionable strategies to strengthen your leadership, motivate your team, and collaborate with educators to better serve students.
The live event will take place on April 21, 2021. Can't attend the live event? You can still register! The archived presentations will be available on demand through June 18, 2021.

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Know Before You Go

We have put together the following resources to help you prepare for the online meeting environment.


Before the Symposium 

  • Register for the symposium 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.
  • 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 symposium, each registrant will receive a "Know Before You Go" email with important information about the meeting.
  • Check the internet connection, sound, and camera settings on your computer. We suggest checking your computer audio and video settings before joining the meeting. Learn how here.
  • Make note of your username and password. You will receive an email with your log-in information the night before the conference. Keep this email handy, you will need it in order to access the virtual meeting.
  • Remember that all session start times are U.S. eastern time (ASCD follows U.S. eastern daylight time from mid-March to early November) and plan accordingly.

Review this video tool to help make your symposium experience easier. In this video, you will learn how to view sessions, obtain a transcript, and visit our sponsors.


During the Symposium

  • After signing into the meeting website, attendees will enter the virtual symposium lobby. Upon entering, select "Session Lobby." From there, you will be able to view the current and upcoming sessions in each room. Select "Enter Room/Track Now" below each room to attend the session of your choice.
  • Attendees will have an opportunity to network via the chat room.


After the Symposium

  • Meeting attendees will have full access to the recorded sessions after the symposium has concluded. All sessions will remain available for 60 days after the event.
  • To access the sessions, please log back in using your symposium attendee credentials and select "On Demand Video" in the top navigation bar.
  • You can access your transcript of sessions by clicking the certificate button at the top of the screen in the symposium. This button will appear only after you have taken a quiz for a session. Once it appears, it will give you a list of sessions you attended for this symposium.


If you have any questions, please email us.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Networking and branding sponsorship opportunities and packages are available for ASCD Symposiums.

Learn more | View prospectus | Apply now

Matt McLaughlin

ASCD Sponsorship Sales

PHONE: 1-312-265-9655

EMAIL: matt@CorcExpo.com

Mary Michalik

ASCD Sponsorship Manager

PHONE: 1-312-265-9650

EMAIL: mary@CorcExpo.com