The 25th Annual California Charter School Conference will be held at the San Diego Convention Center located at 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, March 26-28, 2018.
The mission of the California Charter Schools Conference (CCSA) is to inspire academic excellence, operational integrity and unity among charter schools throughout California. The annual event connects charter school experts from across the country who lead sessions on everything from balancing your budget, obtaining a new facility and creating a safe school environment to building a productive and excellent board and advocating for your school on the local, state and federal level.
The theme of the CCSA Conference in 2018 is "Making a Difference".
The conference is for charter school leaders, teachers, board members, administrators, business managers, university educators, political leaders, business partners and community stakeholders.
CCSA advances the charter school movement through state and local advocacy, leadership on accountability and resources for member schools. CCSA is a trusted source of data and information on California's charter schools for parents, authorizers, legislators, the press and other interested groups.
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Registration or General Questions?
Phone (800) 280-6218
See the What is Included in Your Registration page for more details.
In order to postpone payment, please register using a purchase order number. Once your registration has been processed, you will receive an invoice for your total registration fees. However, the bill will not be due until after the conference in March 2018.
The conference begins with the Opening Plenary Session at 1:30 pm Monday, March 26, 2018.
The conference ends at 4:00 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2018 with the Closing Plenary session starting at 2:45 pm
Unless stated otherwise, all conference activities will take place at the at the San Diego Convention Center located at 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.
Participate in our exhibit hall raffle to network with exhibitors and for your chance to win amazing prizes. To participate, fill out the coupons in the book that will be provided in your registration bag. Swing by the booth of the exhibitors you want to hear more about, drop off your coupon and you've got a chance to win the exciting prize listed on the coupon. The deadline to submit coupons is 12:15 pm. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Expos are made up of poster sessions and a few breakout sessions that are hosted in the exhibit hall presentation areas and are organized around a broad topic or audience. These sessions are informal presentations that provide additional opportunities for speakers and attendees to interact. Check online or in the mobile app for specific days and times.
The exhibit hall coffee breaks provide a great opportunity to network with colleagues and enjoy all that the exhibit hall has to offer! Visit exhibitors to learn how they can serve the unique needs of your school and stop by the CCSA booth to learn more about the important work of the association. Meet and network with other attendees all while enjoying coffee!
No, they are two separate events. The Annual CCSA Conference is much more focused on the California charter school movement. The 25th Annual CCSA Conference will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, March 26-28, 2018.
Travel and accommodation information is available on the Hotel & Travel section of this website.
Registration is located in Lobby E of the San Diego Convention Center.
First aid services will be available for the duration of the event. The First Aid Station is located near Ballroom 20 by the Coat Closet area.
We have provided a private space for breastfeeding mothers including a refrigerator for storage of milk if necessary. Please respect the privacy of breastfeeding mothers and do not use this space for any other purpose.The Mother’s room is located in the Lobby E Women’s Restroom.
Yes, luggage check will be available outside the registration lobby on Wednesday, June 28 from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The expo hall will be open from 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Meals are provided for lunch on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 in the Exhibit Hall.
The 25th annual conference will be held March 26–28, 2018 in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center.