About the ASCA Annual Conference

Join more than 2,000 school counseling professionals for four days of inspirational keynote sessions, informative breakout sessions, in-depth looks at hot topics in the school counseling profession and networking opportunities galore. Early-bird registration fees (by March 1, 2017): Members/$369; nonmembers/$569. 

  • 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.

  • Discover companies that can help you find the products and services you need to run a top-notch program. Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring? Download the 2017 exhibit/sponsor brochure.

  • 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.

Be a Virtual Attendee

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."


Capt. Mark Kelly -

Capt. Mark Kelly

Endeavour to Succeed

Carol Dweck - Ph.D.

Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Growth Mindset Revisited

Calvin Mackie - Ph.D.

Calvin Mackie, Ph.D.

Saving the Cheetah Cubs


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.







"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. 

Call (888) 627-8405


Make a reservation online

— Please Note —

ASCA does NOT use third parties for hotel reservations. 
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."


Colorado Convention Center

700 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 228-8000


"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."

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Capt. Mark Kelly
Carol Dweck
Calvin Mackie
Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré
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