Call for Proposals is Closed
Thank you for submitting your presentation ideas for the 2018 National Charter Schools Conference (NCSC18), June 17-20 in Austin, Texas!
Our call for proposals closed February 5, 2018. We are not accepting additional proposals at this time.
If you submitted a proposal, we'll be back in touch by March 9 to let you know if it's accepted.
Public Voting Open February 12-28, 2018
The Session Selector, open February 12-28, is your chance to promote your proposal(s), as voting counts for 30% of acceptance. Session Selector voting is open through 11:59pm ET on February 28.
We strongly encourage you to get the word out about your proposals to your network - cast the biggest net you possibly can - to get as many "thumbs up" for your session proposal as possible. To help you do this, we've put together a Presenter Toolkit with some sample posts and an email template you can use to help promote your proposals. Be sure to coordinate with your co-presenters on how you are getting the word out about your session as a team!
Custom URLs and View Votes and Feedback
Your proposals are batched with a custom URL you can share so people can easily find your sessions without even looking through the full session list. To access your custom URL, log into the Presenter Portal. The custom URL for your proposals is visible at the top of the page. We recommend using Bitly to shorten and even customize your URL so it is easier to share.
In the Presenter Portal, you can also view how many votes you've received and read comments and feedback from voters. To do so, scroll down after logging in and click on the title of your proposal. Votes are listed under the name of each proposal you submitted.
Key Info for Presenters
- Sessions are held Monday, June 18 – Wednesday, June 20. All potential presenters should plan to attend the entire Conference.
- Presenters will be notified of acceptance on March 9, 2018. If accepted, you will receive your exact presentation date and time on April 6, 2018.
- All accepted presenters must register for the Conference and cover their own travel/lodging fees. Presenters receive a discounted registration rate of $375.
Important Dates for Presenters
|Call for Proposals Closes||February 5, 2018 at midnight ET|
|Session Selector Voting||February 12-28, 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|
Check out content from NCSC17
Use our program search tool to learn more about the 100+ sessions at the 2017 Conference to get an idea of the kinds of sessions and learning opportunities offered at NCSC. You can also watch our keynotes and general sessions, and see more 2017 highlights, here.