San Diego hosts 2013 Charter Schools conference

February 28, 2013 by  

San Diego will once again host the 2013 California Charter Schools Conference and Anniversary Celebration next month.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual conference and has many new programs and presenters scheduled.

Confirmed keynote speakers include President and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association Jed Wallace, who will be addressing attendees. Wallace has extensive high level educational experience, including converting schools to charter status.

Senior Democrat for the House of Education Congressman George Miller is also on the presenter schedule as the general session speaker. He is deeply involved in educational support from the governmental levels and has served the Education and Workforce Committee since initial concept. He chaired the committee from 2007-2010.

Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento, will be the special anniversary dinner speaker. His priorities in office involve economic development, public education reform, and life quality improvement.

With the largest number of charter schools in the country, California has over 1,060 schools with over 480,000 students enrolled. Recent statistics reflect a 17% increase in enrollment in a year.

The conference has exhibit space available for vendors and related representatives. Over 220 companies with more than 650 representatives are expected to exhibit this year. Attendance is expected to exceed 2,000. Exhibitors frequently call upon the services of local print companies for business card printing , as well as individual signage requirements. Business cards are kept at each exhibit for distribution to interested visitors. Signage may include banner printing to note the name of each company participating.

Registration is open via the association’s online website and questions should be directed to 541-346-3537. The celebration will run over March 11 – 14.