Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the Conference?

The 2020 Conference will be held June 21-24 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL. All programming and events will take place at the Marriott World Center. 

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 will be announcing additional speakers soon! Learn more about our speakers here.

What’s the schedule?

Click here to view the conference schedule. The schedule is subject to change.   

What session content is offered?

We offer sessions in five conference tracks: 

  • Lead
    Addresses the many challenges facing those who run today’s charter schools and trains those looking to run tomorrow’s. Topics include replication, succession planning, school culture, and more.

  • Advocate
    The political landscape impacts charter schools immensely. Stay informed with content focusing on the latest developments in local districts, states, and federal legislation and activism.

  • Educate
    Provides advanced content in classroom management, curriculum, education strategies, teacher training, and other classroom-specific topics. 

  • Operate
    From facilities to fiscal sustainability, communications and PR to professional development, find content for those who support schools with the necessary tools to ensure long-term organizational health. 

  • Govern
    Focus on overseeing a charter school, whether as a board member, authorizer, or in another capacity. Learn about board operations and training, strategic planning, judging school quality, and other topics. 

Session content will be posted after our Call for Proposals process has been completed. 

What are the networking opportunities?

We offer a number of networking opportunities at NCSC!

Homerooms

NCSC Homerooms is a space for attendees to start their day, network and build the community that is so important to the charter school movement. Whether you are interested in finding people with like-minded interests, brainstorming solutions, or meeting leaders and educators near you-we want to connect you to your tribe. 

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. 

Exhibit Hall Hub 

The Exhibit Hall Hub is the center of activity in the exhibit hall 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. 

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.

NCSC20 Call for Proposals 

The NCSC20 call for proposals is closed. If you have any questions about the proposal submission process, please email presenterinfo@publiccharters.org.

COVID-19 Update

Based on the information currently available, the National Charter Schools Conference is still on track to take place as scheduled. We are carefully monitoring the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on our ability to host the conference in late June. We will be sure to do direct outreach and communicate any changes related to programming, should they become necessary. The health and safety of our team, our partners and all NCSC attendees remains our top priority.

Contact us by email or call 1 (800) 280-6218