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. 

Session Selector

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.

Click here to vote in the Session Selector.

Presenter Toolkit

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!

Click here to download the Presenter Toolkit.

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 PortalThe 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.

Click here to log into the Presenter Portal.

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.


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