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Special Events

Meet, Greet, and Off to Eat

Friday, April 1
5:00–6:00 p.m. 
Thomas Murphy Ballroom

Kick off your conference experience at a wine and cheese reception with fellow educators from around the world. Then, immediately following the reception, continue your conversations and networking over dinner. Take advantage of the discounts available to ASCD conference attendees dining in groups of three or more (you must present your conference badge). We highly encourage you to make reservations in advance, but they are not required to receive the discounts. Click on the link below to access a walking map of participating restaurants.

View the restaurant map. (PDF)

Special Networking Luncheon Opportunity 

ASCD is offering a special networking luncheon opportunity exclusively to Annual Conference attendees. The cost to attend the networking luncheon is $45.

Cindy Moss

Why Digital Leadership Matters

Saturday, April 2
12:00–1:30 p.m.

Special Guest Speaker: Steven Anderson

Learn more and reserve your space today.

Seating is limited.

Networking Event: An ASCD-Exclusive Evening at the Georgia Aquarium 

Sponsored by Microsoft

Saturday, April 2
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, Ga.

Networking Event at the Georgia Aquarium

You want more opportunities to both reconnect with your colleagues and meet new friends. ASCD is excited to bring you a new networking event at the entertaining, educational, world-class Georgia Aquarium—an unforgettable experience that puts you eye-to-eye with thousands of fascinating sea animals. Just a few minutes’ walk from Atlanta's Omni Hotel, the aquarium will be open only to ASCD conference participants during this period (your conference badge is your ticket). Enjoy an evening with your fellow conference participants, light refreshments, and a cash bar.

Book Signings

ASCD Bookstore in the ASCD Center 

In the bookstore, you will be able to have your new ASCD books autographed by selected authors.

Author Talks

ASCD Center

At Author Talks, distinguished authors will share their personal insights, and you will have a chance to meet some of your favorite ASCD authors who are featured at the conference.

School Improvement Forums

ASCD Whole Child Theater in the ASCD Center

Learn how schools and districts are using the free, online ASCD School Improvement Tool as part of a comprehensive needs assessment of each school. 

ASCD experts will demonstrate this powerful evaluation tool, which was designed to support the needs of educators committed to a whole child approach to education that will develop and prepare students through the shared responsibility of students, families, schools, and communities.

Annual Meeting

Sunday, April 3

3:00–4:00 p.m.

The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for ASCD members to hear reports from ASCD's President and Executive Director on the state of the association and to raise issues.