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Empower 19 Conference

Come to the Empower 19 Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place March 16-18 and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park.

Meet the Challenges. Elevate Your Schools. Secure Your Students’ Futures Empower 19 empowers educators—teachers, teacher leaders, principals, central office staff, and superintendents—to create their own personalized professional learning experience.

Start with a new vision. Hear general session speakers who will shift your perspective with out-of-the-box thinking and breakthrough solutions sure to deliver a “wow” moment (or two!). Gather new ideas. Learn what’s new in education from our all-star line-up of featured session speakers. You’ll hear from leaders in education—innovators and disrupters with important messages to share. Roll up your sleeves! Meet up with your team on-site in the Reflection Pool—a comfortable space designed to facilitate group collaboration and innovative thinking—to begin transforming your classroom or school. Don’t miss this opportunity to empower yourself and your students!

Among the Speakers: Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize–winning and best-selling author. Well known for her appearances and commentary on television, Goodwin is seen frequently on major television and cable networks and shows, including Meet the Press, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and many others.

Ashton Kutcher is an actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, investor, and producer. He has been named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” as well as being honored by Vanity Fair magazine’s New Establishment List, which identifies the top 50 of an innovative new breed of buccaneering visionaries, engineering prodigies, and entrepreneurs.

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South King Drive in Chicago. To register for Empower 19, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Empower 19 Conference even more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. Save a ton of money with our free parking and shuttle service to Empower 19. The hotel also offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.