2018 California Charter Schools Leadership Update Conference

December 10-11, 2018

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Where California's charter school
movement prepares and strategizes
for the school year ahead.

Held every fall as charter leaders return to their campuses, CSDC's annual statewide charter conference, the Charter Schools Leadership Update, is designed to provide California's charter school movement with the skills and knowledge it will need to thrive during the school year ahead.

To achieve this goal, CSDC places an emphasis on training, offering a variety of extended trainings and workshops. We schedule dozens of high-quality, no "fluff" breakout sessions. We provide ample formal and informal networking opportunities. And we invite thought-provoking guest speakers to discuss their perspective on the latest, "hot button" charter issues.

Who Attends?

California's Charter School Movement

The conference is primarily attended by the people we have been supporting for over 20 years—California charter school administrators, teachers, governing board members, and authorizers. The conference also draws dozens of people wishing to start charter schools of their own and is a great place to network with fellow charter school developers.

Why Attend?

You’ll receive insightful, plugged-in guidance

Combine our vast experience—we’ve been around for two decades and counting—as well as our day-to-day work at the State Capitol, and you get CSDC, the organization that is best positioned to provide your school’s leadership team with the information it needs to stay current on charter policy, finance, accountability and practice matters.

You’ll network with hundreds of California
charter school leaders

This conference is an excellent opportunity to catch-up with your colleagues from across the state. In addition to the many informal networking opportunities this event provides, the conference also provides structured networking sessions, like the “Affinity Groups” breakfast and evening cocktail reception.

You’ll leave empowered

… to make the tough decisions required of any successful charter school leader. The charter landscape has always been difficult to traverse—and it’s especially so now given the road ahead. Whether transitioning to the LCFF or implementing the LCAP, this conference will give you the confidence you need to push ahead, accomplishing what we all work so hard to do: Improve educational outcomes for California’s students.

Dates, Location & Travel

December 10-11, 2018
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

After a great two-year stint in San Diego, CSDC's annual conference rotates back to Northern California in 2018:

Dates: Monday, December 10 - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Venue: San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Address: 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Nearest Airports: SFO (30 minutes via BART) and OAK (45 minutes via BART)


Opening Soon

Registration for the 2018 California Charter Schools Leadership Update Conference will open during winter 2018.


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