25th Annual California
Charter Schools Conference
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Opening Plenary
Geoffrey Canada
President of the Harlem Children's Zone
Tuesday Morning Plenary
Jed Wallace
President and CEO of CCSA
25th Anniversary Plenary
Margaret Fortune
Fortune School of Education
25th Anniversary Plenary
Dr. Jody Graf
Visions In Education
25th Anniversary Plenary
Yvette King-Berg
Youth Policy Institute
25th Anniversary Plenary
Sue Park
Yu Ming Charter School
25th Anniversary Plenary
Frances Teso
Voices College-Bound Language Academies
Closing Plenary
Paul Tough
Bestselling Author

Conference Schedule

Monday, March 26

8:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration open
1:30 – 2:45 pm Opening Plenary Session
3 – 4 pm Breakout Sessions 1
4:15 – 5:30 pm Regional Meetings
5:30 – 6:30 pm Welcome Reception
6:30 – 8:30 pm CCSA Advocates Kickoff

Tuesday, March 27

7:00 am – 5:30 pm Registration open
8:00 – 9:30 am Tuesday Plenary Session
9:15 am – 4:45 pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break/Expos/Exhibits
10:45 – 11:45 am Breakout Sessions 2
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
11:45 am – 1:30 pm Expos/Exhibits
1:30 – 2:30 pm Breakout Sessions 3
2:45 – 3:45 pm Breakout Sessions 4
3:45 – 4:45 pm Ice Cream Social/Exhibits
4:45 – 7:00 pm 25th Anniversary Plenary Session and Reception
Dinner on own

Wednesday, March 28

8:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration open
8:30 – 9:30 am Breakout Sessions 5
9:15 am – 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break/Expos/Exhibits
10:45 – 11:45 am Breakout Sessions 6
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
11:45 am – 1:30 pm Expos/Exhibits
1:30 – 2:30 pm Breakout Sessions 7
2:45 – 4:00 pm Closing Plenary Session

Please contact us at if you have questions about the schedule.

Sponsor Thank Yous

Thank you to the sponsors of the 25th Annual California Charter Schools Conference. These partners play a critical role in making this an exceptional event. Learn more about how they are serving charter schools by clicking the view sponsors button below.

The Basics

Click here for general conference and onsite information as well as frequently asked questions.

Networking

The 2018 conference offers a multitude of opportunities to network with California’s charter school community in-person and online. Click below to find out more information and what’s happening at the conference!

Explore the Hall

The exhibit hall is an integral part of the Annual CCSA Conference providing charter school leaders an opportunity to explore new products and solutions for their schools. Explore the hall by clicking the button below.

Get Connected

Be sure to download and check out the 2018 conference app. Find out more information on our Get Connected page.

Conference Sponsors

Principal & 25th Anniversary Event Sponsor

Premier Advocacy Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Conference Mission

The California Charter Schools Conference inspires academic excellence, operational integrity and unity among charter schools throughout California.

The conference is presented by the California Charter Schools Association.

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The 25th annual conference will be held March 26–28, 2018 in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center.