DC Charter Conference

Excellence and Equity

Early Bird Registration opens on Wednesday, October 23, 2017

The 2nd annual DC Charter Conference, hosted by FOCUS, on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the FHI360 Conference Center, will bring together public charter school leaders, administrators, board members, and stakeholders to dive into topics including advocacy, data, development and communications, equity, governance, operations, student support, and more. Conference participants will spend the day:

  • Learning from experts about issues facing DC’s public charter schools.
  • Sharing innovations and best practices that are driving student outcomes.
  • Inspiring each other to engage in advocacy that strengthens our movement.  
  • Focusing on equity so together we can achieve the goal of quality public school choices for all DC families.

The conference will feature interactive workshops, inspiring speakers, timely content, and opportunities for discussion and collaboration. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of substantive sessions that fit their individual needs, as well as to learn together about issues that the entire DC charter sector faces.

The theme for this year's conference is Excellence and Equity.  Excellent schools are committed to equitable access, opportunity, and outcomes for all students. DC’s Public Charter School leaders continue to demonstrate the strength of this commitment by striving to dismantle the link between race and poverty to eliminate the opportunity gap for students.

Join us at the 2nd Annual DC Charter Conference to drive equity by uniting to advocate for the highest academic achievement for all students in Washington, DC.

Call for Presenters

We will be seeking high quality, interactive workshops for all 7 tracks: Advocacy, Data, Development and Communications, Equity, Governance, Operations and Facilities, and Student Support. All proposals will be due by Friday, October 6, 2017.

Click Here to Submit a Presentation Proposal

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

Building Hope
Centric Business Systems
Curriculum Associates
Forrester Construction
Preferred Meals
MCN Build
City First Bank
Hertz Furniture
The Children’s Health Market
New Leaders
Superior Text

Interested in sponsoring our 2018 Conference? Contact Cherrelle Swain at cswain@focusdc.org or 202.387.0405 for more information

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The FOCUS DC Charter Conference
 Dr. Howard Fuller at the FOCUS 2017 D.C. Charter Conference