The National Charter Schools Conference (NCSC) is the largest national gathering of charter school professionals. It is where you connect with people, resources, and expertise that empowers and inspires your work. With nationally recognized experts, content curated specially for the sector, and a focus on collaboration, NCSC offers the best learning experience for those shaping the future of K-12 education.


Why you should Attend


NCSC is the largest national gathering of current and aspiring charter school leaders shaping the future of public education. We provide thought leadership on the most critical questions on the minds of school leaders, engage national experts for solutions-driven expertise, and consider what’s next in public education.

Professional Development 

NCSC offers the best professional development in the field for school leaders, board members, teacher leaders, and advocates. Our sessions provide hands-on learning experiences, and innovative strategies to advance academic achievement. More than 85% of attendees say what they learn at NCSC applies directly to their jobs and will lead to implementation or positive changes at their schools and organizations. 


NCSC’s networking opportunities connect you with peers from across the country who often become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices. You will also meet new vendors and suppliers who will help you discover new and innovative products necessary to stay on the cutting edge. Not only that, each year, we add new and exciting activities to the conference to create meaningful engagement, transformative professional development and increase the attendee experience. 

Conference Strands  


The lead strand addresses the many challenges facing today’s charter school leaders and trains those looking to lead tomorrow. Topics include replication, succession planning, school culture, coaching, and more.


The political landscape impacts charter schools immensely. Session in the advocate strand allows you to stay informed with content focusing on the latest developments in local districts, states, and federal legislation and activism.


The govern strand provides professional development for those who oversee charter schools, whether as a board member, authorizer, or in another capacity. Learn about board operations and training, strategic planning, judging school quality, and other topics. 


From facilities management to fiscal sustainability, communications, and public relations to professional development, the operate strand offers content for those who support schools with the necessary tools to ensure long-term organizational health. 


The educate strand provides advanced content in classroom management, curriculum, education strategies, teacher training, and other classroom-specific topics.

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