Tips fo Attending the ASCA National Conference in Person

Heading to Las Vegas for the 2021 American School Counselor Association Conference? Andrea Burton (@jyjcounselor) and I created a video with tips to help you make the most of your conference experience!

View our YouTube video outlining these tips here: bit.ly/ascatips21 


If you prefer to read the tips, keep scrolling!

✨  PLAN AHEAD ✨

Do some research ahead of your arrival so that you are prepared for your trip.  

Check out the following:

- Health & safety guidelines

- Weather forecast

- Hotel location

- Conference location


 ✨  PACK FOR WORK AND PLAY ✨

When you're packing your bags, think about what you will wear to conference sessions and what you will wear during downtime.

If you are attending special events or activities, be sure to pack for them.


✨  CONNECT WITH OTHER SCHOOL COUNSELORS ✨

One of the most amazing aspects of the ASCA Conference is the opportunity to connect with other school counselors!

Some ways to connect:

- State or local meet-ups

- Planned social activities

- Social media meet-ups

- Between sessions

 ✨  MAKE TIME FOR FUN ✨

ASCA Conferences are great for professional development, and they are an excellent excuse to explore a new city.

Ask locals for recommendations (or do online research) for things to see and do in the area.


✨  TRY LOCAL RESTAURANT✨

Although it might be tempting to seek out familiar chain restaurants and coffee shops, it can add to your experience to try new things.

Ask locals (or do online research) for restaurant and coffee shop recommendations.


 ✨  DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE APP ✨

Download the ASCA Conference App before the conference begins to have easy access to the information you need.

The ASCA Conference App contains the schedule, session information, speaker information, updates and more.

Research sessions you want to attend before you get to the conference so you can plan out your day.


 ✨  FOLLOW #ASCA21 ✨

Follow the hashtag #ASCA21 on social media to view the ASCA Conference backchannel.

The #ASCA21 hashtag provides access to all posts related to the conference including resources from sessions and other relevant information.


 ✨  QUESTIONS OR TIPS? ✨

What questions do you have about attending the ASCA National Conference in person? 

What tips do you have for atendees?


Need presenters? Andrea and I love sharing practical tech tools and resources school counselors can use in their school counseling programs. We would love to present to your district, local, or state school counselor organization! Email me to book us for your event!


If you have questions, email me or Direct Message me on Instagram or Twitter.  

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