NCSC 2015

About the National Charter Schools Conference

The National Charter Schools Conference delivers exceptional learning and networking opportunities for every participant. With inspirational keynote speakers, more than 130 engaging breakout sessions and unique networking events, this national event has something for everyone. See our 2016 highlights to learn more. 

Where is the Conference?

The conference will be held June 11-14, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. 

Who is speaking?

Read about our keynote speakers, including Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. We’ll share more about out keynote speakers soon, check back often! 

What’s the schedule?

View the schedule.

What session content is offered?

Use our program search tool to view our 130+ breakout sessions and presenters from the 2016 conference. We’ll share more about 2017 workshops and PD opportunities in early 2017. 

What are the networking opportunities? 

We offer an opening welcome networking reception, unconference sessions, meet ups and more!  

Our Attendees

We had more than 4,500 attendees at the 2016 Conference in Nashville. Our participants are largely 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 professional development in the field. It’s an incredible opportunity to learn, network, and engage with like-minded peers from across the country. 

After the 2016 conference, more than 85% of attendees rated NCSC good or excellent. 

Our sessions offer hands-on learning experiences from the best in the field. Our 2016 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 that tackle the issues facing you. Learn more about our 2016 programming and breakout sessions using the program search tool.

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 hang outs and networking lounges, allowing you to make lasting, memorable connections.