The National Charter Schools Conference delivers exceptional learning and networking opportunities for every participant. With inspirational keynote speakers, more than 130 engaging breakout sessions, and unique networking events, this national event has something for everyone. See our 2016 highlights here.

The National Charter Schools Conference is the best learning and networking event for charter school educators, leaders and advocates. This conference is about being part of a movement, learning from the best in the field, and learning from each other. Meeting peers that struggle with the same issues you do – or have solutions to offer you – is an incredible learning experience.

By the numbers: At the 2016 conference, we had more than 4,200 attendees. We hosted 130 breakout sessions, two unconference sessions, 23 meet-ups, five after hours hangouts, three general sessions and one awesome block party!

We seek to make NCSC an incredible learning experience, but also a heck of a lot of fun. We balance intense learning opportunities with networking, and we work to bring the best of our location to you.

Where is the Conference?

The conference will be held June 11-14, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Who is speaking?

Read about our keynote speakers, including Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. We’ll share more about our keynote speakers soon!

What’s the schedule?

View the schedule.

What session content is offered?

Use our program search tool to learn more about our 100+ sessions and plan your conference schedule. 

What are the networking opportunities?

We offer an opening welcome reception, unconference sessions, meet ups, and more!

Our Attendees

We had more than 4,500 attendees at the 2016 Conference in Nashville. Our participants hail from all 50 states and include charter school teachers, leaders, board members, and advocates, as well as a diverse group of education innovators, policymakers, and business leaders.

Why Should I Attend?

NCSC is the best professional development in the field. It’s an incredible opportunity to learn and network your peers from across the country.

More than 85% of attendees rated NCSC16 as good or excellent.

Our sessions offer hands-on learning experiences from the best in the field. 2016 attendees said breakout sessions offer practical insights that help them do their jobs better immediately upon returning. We strive to engage with innovative formats and engaging speakers that tackle the issues facing you. Learn more about our 2016 programming and breakout sessions using the program search tool.

Our networking opportunities will connect you with peers from across the country in memorable, once in a lifetime opportunities. We host formal and informal networking opportunities, such as after-hours hang outs and networking lounges, allowing you to make lasting, memorable connections.