Join more than 2,000 school counseling professionals for four days of inspirational keynote sessions, informative breakout sessions, indepth looks at hot topics in the school counseling professional and networking opportunities galore. Early-bird registration fees (by March 1, 2017): Members/$369; nonmembers/$569.
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Meet school counselors from across the country and around the globe you can call on again and again for help throughout the year and take home valuable, practical tips you can put into practice immediately.
For one registration fee, you’ll get access to educational sessions, networking events, keynote speakers and more.
Online registration opens in mid-January.
Have the chance to earn CEUs, contact hours and/or graduate credit.
Download a customizable justification letter to help make your case to your supervisor to attend the conference.
Can't make it to the ASCA Annual Conference in person? You can still register as a virtual conference attendee. As a virtual conference attendee, you have access to the conference livestream with selected session in each time slot, July 8–11. It's the perfect way to be a part of the conference experience if you can't come to Denver in person. The full lineup and registration information will be available in the spring.
"This conference is a wonderful professional experience. I always come away from the conference rejuvenated and excited about my profession."
ASCA thanks its conference sponsors for their support. The sponsorships offset a number of conference-related costs, allowing us to keep our registration rates as low as possible. We couldn't do this without the generous support of these companies.BECOME A SPONSOR
"This was my first conference, and I loved it. I gained a lot of information, which I have started to share with my administrators.
I plan to attend this conference every year and become a member of ASCA! Thank you for putting together such a great event!"
The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is the official conference hotel. ASCA has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of $184 single/double occupancy. When making your hotel reservation, be sure to mention ASCA to get this rate. All conference sessions and the exhibit hall will be at the Colorado Convention Center.
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Please do not give your information to anyone who calls you saying they are calling on behalf of ASCA or the ASCA Annual Conference.
"I am a first-year school counselor, and going to this conference solidified that this field is exactly what I want to do and what I am meant to do.
It was an amazing conference with wonderful people. I am bursting at the seams with new ideas to introduce and implement at my school.
Thank you for hosting such an inspiring event."
"Attending this conference literally helped me to regain my passion and focus on my goals as a school counselor.
I am able to breathe, review my professional goals and look forward to what's to come in the near future."
Get access to all of the following for one registration fee:
*Space is limited
Registration opens Jan. 4, 2016.
|By March 1||By May 1||After May 1|
|Student Member *||$289||$319||$349|
*Student member rate is for master's-level students. Doctoral students pay the regular ASCA member rate.
If anyone knows how to successfully lead and execute a mission, it's Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, USA (Ret.), who saved a city by taking swift charge of military relief efforts in Hurricane Katrina-battered New Orleans in 2005. A senior scientist with The Gallup Organization, he is also an adjunct professor at Emory University, an independent director of Crawford & Company, and serves as chairman of the board for La Bicentennial Commission, and as a member on the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation board.
The “Category V General” discusses the essential qualities 21st-century leaders need, including "decision superiority," the ability to "see first, understand first and act first." Honoré shares his deeply held principles and techniques for leading and operating in the 21st century, where unpredictability and volatility are ever present, and shares his bold and insightful strategies for making the world a better place.
As the author of “World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students,” Yong Zhao questions the “traditional” purpose of education. With humor and personal stories, he shares his view of education and what matters. Zhao explains that we’re going after the wrong goal – test scores. He is a firm believer in the importance of soft skills and social/emotional development as valid educational outcomes in their own right. He addresses how education should focus on developing children’s strengths, not “fixing their deficiencies” and that what makes a nation or a community strong is its citizens’ diversity of talents and creativity.
Zhao currently serves as the presidential chair and director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a professor in the department of educational measurement, policy and leadership. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University.
Cheryl Brown Henderson is one of the three daughters of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown, who, along with 12 other parents led by the NAACP, filed a lawsuit against the local Board of Education on behalf of their children in the historic case Brown v. Board of Education. Their case joined with cases from Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and on May 17, 1954, became known as the landmark decision.
Brown Henderson is the founding president of The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research. She has been a sixth-grade teacher, university guest lecturer, school counselor and state educational administrator.
Sponsorships include multiple promotional benefits such as free advertising, sponsor signage, web promotion, conference registrations and attendee mailing list. Larger sponsorships (Platinum and above) can have materials inserted into the attendee registration bags Some sponsorships include free booth space.
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Online Registration opens in mid-January 2017.
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