Enhance Your Experience


Networking Reception and Pacesetter Poster Sessions

Date: Wednesday, July 19
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Coastal ABCD and Coastal Lobby

Join fellow attendees for a reception celebrating our conference, our proud Pacesetter Award-winning schools and your achievements! Grab a snack and enjoy visiting with our Pacesetter Award winners and networking with friends. Stick around for a chance to win an array of cool prizes.

Escape Room Experience

Date: Wednesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 20
Location: Gainesville 1/2

Assemble a team and bring your A-game to SREB’s escape room experience. You and your team of six people will have one hour to complete your mission and “escape” the room. A successful escape will require you to find hidden clues and solve challenging puzzles. Everywhere you look is a potential clue or riddle to be solved. The clock starts ticking the moment you enter! To win requires teamwork, speed, creativity and patience.

Check our conference app to sign up each morning beginning at 7 a.m. to reserve a spot for your team! Please arrive at the Gainesville rooms at least five minutes before your appointed time. The Escape Room event will begin promptly at the start of each session.

Review and Earn Industry-Recognized Certificates from YouScience

Date: Wednesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 20
Location: Osceola 1

YouScience is offering attendees an opportunity to review and earn industry-recognized certificates in all 16 career clusters (and more) for free in their Certification Review Lab. At the YouScience Certification Lab, you can experience the exam platform, get a feel for the student experience and even earn these certifications for yourself. Twelve seats are available each hour on a walk-up basis in Osceola 1. Check the conference program and app for details!

PBL Playground

Date: Wednesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 20
Location: Coastal 2

Fun, hands-on sessions in our PBL Playground in the Education Marketplace will spotlight how this interdisciplinary approach to instruction excites and engages students and frees teachers to be facilitators of learning! Join us to work on cool projects you can take back to your classroom.

Esports Arena

Date: Wednesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 20
Location: Coastal 6

Visit the Esports Arena, where our exciting student demos and informational sessions will show you how to tap into students’ passion for gaming to promote classroom engagement, academic achievement and readiness for college and careers.

ASCD Conference Bookstore and Book Signings

Conference Bookstore

Date: Wednesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 20
Time: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Wednesday) and 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Thursday)
Location: Coastal 1

Conference partner ASCD will host our Conference Bookstore. Stop by to browse and buy at an amazing 33% off list prices! ASCD purchases can be made in the bookstore where they accept all major credit cards. Cash or check payments will not be accepted.

Author Book Signings

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Education Marketplace, Coastal ABCD, Booth #104

Your favorite authors will be available to chat and sign your new purchases!