ASCD announces upcoming conference on educational leadership

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Friday, July 19, 2013

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, is hosting the association’s Conference on Educational Leadership on November 1–3, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. The conference promises to guide educators of all levels to add new ideas to their leadership knowledge base, focus on what matters most in leadership, and connect them with global education leaders.

Each session is designated with an experience level to guide attendees to sessions that target their specific learning needs. Sessions are assigned levels that range from introductory (for participants with limited to no previous experience with presentation content) to advanced (for participants who are very familiar with the content but want more advanced information).

The conference will feature more than 90 sessions, including three General Sessions:

  • Friday, November 1: Leading with the Brain in Mind: Five Approaches to 21st Century Leadership
    Eric Jensen, Education Consultant, Maunaloa, Hawaii
  • Saturday, November 2: College and Career Readiness: What We Know, What We Can Do
    David Conley, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
  • Sunday, November 3: Passion-Driven Leadership: A Commitment to Student Success
    Salome Thomas-EL, Thomas Edison Charter School, Wilmington, Del.

In addition to unmatched professional development sessions, the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership will feature events for attendees, including a welcome reception, networking breakfasts and discussions, author talks, a keynote luncheon with Robert J. Marzano, debriefing sessions, and a focus group session. Featured speakers include ASCD authors James H. Stronge, William Parrett, Jay McTighe, and Carol Ann Tomlinson.

“We know that the importance of school-level leadership is beyond dispute, but the complexities of leadership responsibilities are more challenging now than ever before,” said Dr. Gene R. Carter, Executive Director and CEO of ASCD. “We designed the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership in order to provide educator leaders the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills, as well as meet and collaborate with their peers from around the world.”

To learn more about the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership, visit Attendees may register by visiting or calling ASCD’s toll free number at 1-800-933-2723, then press 1.

Contact Information

  • Katie Test, communications specialist, 1-703-575-5608 or by e-mail.
  • Alexandra Fenwick, communications assistant, 1-703-575-5482 or by e-mail.

ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 134 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit's diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit