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AVID National Conference - #AVIDNC17


2017 AVID National Conference

December 7–9, 2017

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek | Orlando, Florida


Discover the latest innovations and best practices around closing the opportunity gap


Engage with educational leaders and experts at networking events and sessions


Succeed by implementing the lessons learned in your sphere of influence

The AVID National Conference is a forum to discuss and share innovations and best practices on how educators can open access to rigorous curriculum for all students to ensure college and career readiness. National organizations who partner with AVID schools to promote college and career readiness are invited to describe the benefits of their partnerships. Educational thought leaders come together to learn from the experiences of successful AVID systems. We invite current AVID member districts, as well as those interested in learning more about AVID and how it might impact their schools and communities.

Concurrent sessions will focus on instruction, systems, leadership, and culture, which include a variety of topics:


  • Implementing and Expanding the AVID College Readiness System (ACRS)
  • AVID and Advanced Programs (AP®, IB®, AICE, dual enrollment)
  • Leadership for College Readiness
  • Schoolwide Strategies for Increasing Rigor and Support for All Students
  • School Cultures that Open Equity and Access
  • Presentations by national thought leaders in education
  • Digital and technological innovations
  • AVID for Higher Education and AVID Elementary

>> View the complete list of concurrent sessions and descriptions

Who Should Attend?


Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, and School Board Members
  • Principals and Assistant Principals
  • AVID District Directors
  • AVID Site Coordinators, AVID Elective Teachers, AVID Site Teacher Leaders, and Content Teachers
  • Administrators and Faculty from Institutions of Higher Education
  • Counselors
  • AVID Elementary Teacher Leaders
  • Community Leaders interested in AVID

Registration is Now Open!

AVID Members*

Non-AVID Members*

*Not sure? Contact your divisional office.


Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek | 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane | Orlando, Florida 32821

Rate: $165 Single/Double


Cut-off Date: November 5


Parking Info: AVID participants receive a discounted rate of $12 per day for self-parking and $8 overnight


Internet: Complimentary wireless internet in all guest rooms


Deposit: Credit Card guarantee at time of reservation with a cancellation policy of three (3) days prior to arrival. A credit card is required to guarantee the reservation at time of booking and no deposit will be taken. If reservation is a no show or late cancel, hotel will collect from the credit card/debit card used to guarantee the reservation. Upon check in, guests can pay cash, credit card, debit card or by check made payable to the hotel only. No third party checks will be accepted, and all guests will be required to establish credit for incidentals at time of check-in.


We are offering the following special incentives* to help make National Conference more affordable for you:

  • Teams of 3 or more from the same school receive $100 off each registration.
  • Demo school participants (including their district directors) receive 50% off the registration rate.
  • District superintendents, college/university presidents receive FREE registration.

*Schools are limited to one incentive. Incentives cannot be combined.

Taking advantage of our incentives? Follow the instructions on the registration worksheet.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please read AVID's Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Also note: AVID Center is not responsible for making, changing, or cancelling any hotel or airfare reservations.