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Each year, ASCD’s conferences host more than 10,000 educators for compelling professional development events that improve teacher effectiveness and support educators as they network to find common solutions to common problems.


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Winter Institutes

Date: January 26–27
Location: Charlotte, N.C.

This institute series explored designing an Understanding by Design® curriculum, data literacy, leadership development, and using motivation and engagement to enhance learning.

Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

Date: March 24–26 (Pre-Conference Institutes: March 21–23)
Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
Theme: A Collective Call to Action

ASCD’s 67th annual event featured 470 sessions and 26 pre-conference institutes. The 299 exhibiting companies showed attendees the latest in education products and technology in the exhibit hall.

Virtual Conference

Date: March 24–26
Location: (Virtual)
Theme: A Collective Call to Action

The first ever virtual conference ran concurrently with the 2012 ASCD Annual Conference. Online viewers tuned in for 22 live sessions.

Spring Institutes

Date: April 26–27
Location: Tampa, Fla.

This institute series covered differentiation, poverty and underachievement, and discipline.

Whole Child Virtual Conference

Date: May 3–11
Location: (Virtual)
Theme: Moving from Implementation to Sustainability to Culture

This second annual no-cost event explored what outstanding schools, communities, and individuals have done as they’ve moved along the continuum of the whole child approach.

Summer Conference

Date: July 1–3 (Pre-Conference Institutes: June 30)
Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Theme: Revolutionizing the Way We Teach and Learn

This conference featured more than 120 sessions and 5 pre-conference institutes.

Summer Showcase

Date: July 11–14 (Baltimore); July 18–21 (Denver)
Location: Baltimore, Md.; Denver, Colo.

This series of four intensive institutes came to two cities and focused on closing achievement gaps.

CCSS Professional Development Institutes (One-Day)

Date: May 8–December 7
Location: 13 cities across the United States
Theme: Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Your Class, School, or District

These English language arts/literacy and mathematics institutes helped teachers, teacher leaders, and school and district teams in their implementation of the new standards.

CCSS Professional Development Institutes (Two-Day)

Date: August 2–December 7
Location: 7 cities across the United States
Theme: Leading the Change to Common Core State Standards: Essential Tools for School and District Leaders

These institutes helped superintendents, principals, and other school-based administrators lead efforts to implement the new standards.

Fall Conference

Date: October 26–28 (Pre-Conference Institutes: October 25)
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Theme: Revolutionizing the Way We Lead and Learn

This Conference on Teaching and Learning featured more than 90 sessions and 4 pre-conference institutes.

Fall Institutes

Date: November 7–9
Location: Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The three institutes comprising this series zeroed in on leading the change to the Common Core standards, implementing the new math standards, and upgrading the curriculum.

Rex Annual Educators’ Congress

Date: September 18–19
Location: Clark Field, Philippines
Presentation: Instructional Leadership: Leading Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Change in Philippine Schools

ASCD partnered with event organizers to deliver professional learning in the form of a keynote and a one-day workshop, both led by ASCD’s Ann Cunningham-Morris. Attendees were Philippine district coordinators, school heads, and education leaders.

Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy

Date: January 22–24
Location: Washington, D.C.

Educators joined speakers and colleagues for sessions, the unveiling of ASCD’s 2012 Legislative Agenda, and more than 90 meetings with congressional offices on Capitol Hill.

IUHPE’s Health Promotion and Health Education Conference

Date: April 10–12
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
ASCD Presentation: A Whole School, Whole Child Approach to Education and Health

Whole Child Programs Director Sean Slade delivered this presentation to educators and health professionals to increase awareness of ASCD and the Whole Child Initiative internationally.

Championing Efforts Resulting in Improved School Health Conference

Date: July 23–27
Location: Singapore
Presentations: Aligning Health and Education; The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Whole Child Programs Director Sean Slade delivered two keynote speeches to an audience of Singapore educators. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Education and Health Promotion Board.

Whole Child Down Under Webinar Series

Date: September 25, October 10, October 31
Location: (Virtual)

This free webinar series enabled Australian educators to learn more about and implement a whole child approach to education.

ASCD Webinars

Date: Year-round
Location: (Virtual)

These live, no-cost professional development webinars are hosted by top education experts and address today’s most relevant topics.