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FAQ

How do I reach the conference team?

View our Contact Us page to learn more.

What is included in your registration for the 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference?

See the What is Included in Your Registration page for more details.

This is not a great time of year for me to be incurring expenses. When do I actually have to pay my conference registration bill?

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 2017. Register early to lock in a low rate!

When should I arrive at the conference?

The conference begins with a Welcome Reception at 5 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017.

When does the conference end?

The conference ends at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 with a closing program.

Where will the conference take place?

Unless stated otherwise, all conference activities will take place at the Sacramento Convention Center located at 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA.

What programming will be offered in 2017?

Under the Program tab, you can find out more about the type of programming that will be offered. You can also review the full conference schedule here. Complete programming will be available in December 2016.

What is the Exhibit Hall Raffle game?

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. Winners will be announced at the CCSA booth Wednesday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.

What is the Happy Hour & Booth Crawl in the Exhibit Hall?

The Happy Hour & Booth Crawl will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2016, from 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Think of this event as a twist on the traditional exhibit hall happy hour! Held in the CCSA Exhibit Hall, participating exhibitors will host refreshments and/or snacks right at their booths—in addition to the bars provided by CCSA. Use the map to find which exhibitors are offering refreshments and navigate the show floor to find refreshments and the latest solutions and products for your school!

What are the Exhibit Hall Expos?

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, in the printed program or on the mobile app for specific days and times.

I am also receiving correspondence from the National Charter Schools Conference. Is that the same conference?

No, they are two separate events. The Annual CCSA Conference is much more focused on the California charter school movement. The 24th Annual CCSA Conference will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, CA, March 20-23, 2017.

How do I book a room at one of the conference host hotels?

Travel and accommodation information is available on the Hotel & Travel section of this website.

What are the Best Ways to Network at Conference?

Networking is a great way to enrich your experience, learn from others and leave the event with new friends and colleagues who work in the charter schools system. This year’s conference offers a multitude of opportunities to attend events and network with California’s charter school community in-person and online.

CCSA has an active community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Not quite sure how to keep the conversation going via social media? Check out these quick tips to learn more.



Code of Conduct

Purpose:

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is committed to providing a friendly, safe, supportive and harassment-free environment for all attendees and participants of the California Charter Schools Conference (“Conference”), regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion or other group identity.

This Code of Conduct outlines CCSA’s expectations for all Conference attendees and participants, including all members, speakers, vendors, media representatives, commentators, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers. Cooperation is expected from everyone and organizers will actively enforce this Code of Conduct throughout the event. By attending or participating in the Conference, you agree to abide by this Code of Conduct for the duration of the Conference. Violations will be taken seriously.

Expected Behavior

CCSA seeks to provide a Conference setting in which diverse participants may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in a respectful environment. Whether communicating in person or virtually, CCSA expects Conference participants to communicate professionally and respectfully and to handle dissent or disagreement with courtesy. When sharing information about any organizations, attendees or participants via public communication channels, CCSA expects participants to act responsibly and clearly distinguish individual opinion from fact. Speakers are asked to frame discussions as openly and inclusively as possible and to be aware of how language or images may be perceived by others. Participants may exercise their option to leave a session or a conversation.

Unacceptable Behavior

CCSA does not tolerate harassment or intimidation of Conference attendees or participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments or behavior, either in real or virtual space, including those which are related to or are based upon gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion or other group identity. Harassment also includes display of sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, physical or virtual stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events and unsolicited physical contact or sexual attention.

Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any Conference venue, including sessions, workshops, social events and social media. Sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, media representatives, commentators and activity organizers may not use sexualized language, images, activities or other material, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

All participants are expected to observe these rules and behaviors in all Conference venues, including online venues and social events. Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, sponsors or exhibitors. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the Conference and/or future CCSA events without warning or refund.

What to do if you Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

If you witness or are subject to unacceptable behavior or have concerns about an individual’s conduct, please follow the incident reporting procedures below. Event security and/or local law enforcement may be involved as appropriate based on the specific circumstances.

To report an incident or problem to the Conference organizers during the Conference, do one of the following, depending on the level of urgency:

Onsite During the Event

  • Contact Lee Condon at (323) 383-2535
  • Report the incident in person at the Registration and Information Booth and request to speak with the event producer, Lee Condon.

To Report an Incident After the Event

  • To Report an Incident After the 2017 Event in Sacramento
    Contact Lee Condon by phone at (323) 383-2535 or email .

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