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October 31 - November 2, 2014
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Earning Credit

Conference attendees will receive an attendance certificate. See details about colleges and universities currently offering graduate credit.

Welcome to the 70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

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Why You Should Attend the ASCD Annual Conference

At the ASCD Annual Conference, you'll discover new ideas and practical strategies that deliver real results for students.

Join educators from all over the globe and of all levels to learn, share, and grow in your practice. With over 300 companies filling the ASCD Exhibit Show with displays of the latest education products and services, the ASCD Annual Conference is a must for anyone who wants to see the latest tools for making their jobs easier and more rewarding.

What to Expect at the ASCD Annual Conference

  • Access to more than 350 educational sessions.
  • The opportunity to network with approximately 10,000 education leaders.
  • Entry to an exhibit hall featuring 300 education companies.
  • A one-year Basic membership with ASCD.

Classroom teachers from any grade level spend three days exploring new teaching strategies, lesson planning ideas, and classroom management techniques.

Principals and assistant principals learn new ways to lead and inspire your entire school community.

District and state administrators get the latest ideas and information on how schools succeed and the best ways to support staff development.


Opening General Session

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

Author, curator, and historian Sarah Lewis offers a new understanding of the factors that enable creative endeavors and discusses the true drivers of iconic, transformational change—from Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, to new inventions, to works of art, to societal advancement.

Second General Session

The Future of Education

The founder of One Laptop per Child, Nicholas Negroponte, draws insight and inspiration from personal experiences to explain how and why we can make the innovation process exciting and rewarding, regardless of the outcome.

Third General Session

Free Concert by Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul, and Mary and founder of Operation Respect, will perform and engage you with songs that inspire your mission as an educator.


Invited Speakers

  • Sarah LewisSarah Lewis
  • Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
  • Peter YarrowPeter Yarrow

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend the ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show.



Lead Sponsors

  • Discovery Education
  • Safari Montage