New York Charter Schools Conference

Thursday, October 24 – Friday, October 25, 2019

Downtown Syracuse Marriott
Syracuse, NY

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Join New York Charter Schools Association in Syracuse, NY on October 24 and 25 for the annual New York Charter Schools Conference! Enjoy two days of informative and engaging programming, including unique workshops and sessions that have been selected with the needs of your school in mind, all while meeting with and learning from fellow school leaders, board members, and non-profit partners.

Conference Highlights & Schedule

Some conference highlights include:

  • Presentations from leaders of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute and New York State Department of Education
  • A fireside chat with Macke Raymond, founding director of the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO)
  • A session on teaching for equity with NYC Leadership Academy
  • In-depth breakout sessions on a wide variety of subjects— from legislative engagement to school culture and teacher retention, as well as discipline hearing training to data reporting and analysis, and many more topics

Registration check-in starts at 12:30pm on Thursday, with programming from 1:30 to 5:30pm and a reception to follow. Friday’s sessions begin at 8:30am and run through 1pm. The conference concludes with a keynote lunch from 1 to 2pm.

Who Should Attend

Academic and operations leaders, charter school board members, and other stakeholders are all encouraged to attend! We will also have representatives from the two state charter school authorizers and non-profit partners in attendance.

Cost to Attend

The conference is free to attend for New York Charter School Association member schools, who can send an unlimited number of attendees. Non-member schools may send up to two attendees at no cost. Additional attendees from non-member schools, as well as participants who are not from schools, will be charged $100 to attend. We will follow up with non-members to collect payment.

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School Visits

We are organizing tours of charter schools in Syracuse the morning of Thursday, October 24, right before the start of the conference. If you are interested in attending, please email Jon Thatcher, our Director of Schools and Community Engagement, at


The New York Charter Schools Conference is sponsored by: Morgan Stanley; nwea; ACT; Observer Tab; Charter Schools Development Corp.; Facilities Investment Fund; Loci Architecture, P.C,; JPS Solutions; Charter Support Unit

For sponsorship opportunities, email Alexandre J. Petraglia at