About the Conference

The National Charter Schools Conference is the premier conference for current and aspiring charter school leaders. 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 2019 conference, we had more than 5,000 attendees. We hosted 130 breakout sessions, 10 charter talks, two networking lounges, three general sessions, and one awesome  Vegas-style Welcome Reception! 

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 2020 Conference will be held June 21-24 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL. 

Who is speaking?

We are excited to share a few of our keynote speakers: Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, and Nina Rees, president & CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. We'll be announcing additional speakers soon! Learn more about our speakers on our Speaker page.

What’s the schedule?

Please check back for an updated conference schedule. 

What session content is offered?

Content will become available after our Call for Proposals process has been completed. 

What are the networking opportunities?

We offer a number of networking opportunities at NCSC!

Networking Lounges

Connect with conference attendees who share your interests at one of our networking lounges. Networking lounges will be set up in convenient locations around the conference. Check the program book for exact locations.

Exhibit Hall Hub 

This year, we’re also adding some excitement and engagement to the middle of our exhibit floor. The Exhibit Hall Hub will be the center of activity and will feature live music, a networking pavilion, a headshot lounge, and a specialty coffee bar.

Are there any special events?

Yes! Our welcome party and exhibit hall happy hour are great ways to meet folks and see why NCSC is so special and fun. We're also planning additional special events and state meetings—check the program book for more information!

Our Attendees

We had more than 5,000 attendees at the 2019 Conference in Las Vegas, NV. 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 leadership development in the field. It’s an incredible opportunity to learn from and network with your peers from across the country. More than 85% of attendees said that what they learned at the 2019 Conference was applicable to their jobs.

Our sessions offer hands-on learning experiences from the best in the field. 2019 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 who tackle the issues you face.

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 hangouts and networking lounges, allowing you to make lasting connections.

WARNING: Registration List Scam

If you are contacted by a company called Buzsol (or any other company, for that matter) telling you they are selling the NCSC Expo Contact for our conference, please do not do business with them. We do not use any list sale services for the conference. The only way to purchase registration lists is through the exhibitor portal. This is a scam that targets conferences across the country. Please do not utilize this company, and reach out to us if you have any questions.