Keynote Speakers

We're excited to announce our first keynote speaker for the 2018 National Charter Schools Conference! 

Sydney Chaffee

2017 National Teacher of the Year

Sydney Chaffee


Sydney Chaffee, a humanities teacher at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston, MA, is the first charter school educator to be named National Teacher of the Year. Learn more about Sydney here.

Click here to check out highlights from NCSC17 in Washington, DC!

Breakout Sessions

The call for proposals for the 2018 National Charter Schools Conference is now open through February 5!

Interested in submitting a proposal? Please visit our Presenter page for more information!

We usually host our call for proposals in September but have moved it to January this year. We hope this gives you the time you need to propose sessions that are engaging and speak to the current issues in education! Additionally, this will narrow the window between idea submission and presentation delivery - a common presenter request.

Important Dates for Presenters

Call for Proposals Opens               January 10, 2018
Call for Proposals Informational Webinar               January 10, 2018 
Call for Proposals Closes               February 5, 2018 at midnight ET
Session Selector Voting               February 8-28, 2018
Notification of Acceptance               March 9, 2018
Deadline to Confirm Your Session               March 23, 2018
Notification of Session Date and Time               April 6, 2018
Presenter Registration Deadline               May 9, 2018
Presenter Prep Webinar 1               May 9, 2018 (tentative)
AV Order Deadline               May 31, 2018
Presenter Prep Webinar 2               June 6, 2018 (tentative)
Conference               June 17-20, 2018


See our Presenter page for more information, and be sure to save the dates in your calendar!