2020 NACSA Leadership Conference
The NACSA Leadership Conference is the nation’s only annual gathering of authorizing professionals. Join more than 500 of your peers to network, discuss emerging issues, share best practices, and focus on how charter school authorizers create impact in their communities. Our conference is for authorizers, by authorizers.
SESSIONS OVER 3 DAYS
Types of Authorizers Represented:
Advance your skills as a professional in your field. Learn how to apply real-world knowledge to your unique context by participating in our sessions and workshops. Be empowered to lead, filled with knowledge and resources.
Learn from experienced authorizers and experts in the field. Dialogue with peers who have experienced success and know how to improve public education. Explore top authorizing and national education issues in a variety of session formats, from workshops to insight talks to Pecha Kucha.
Enjoy opportunities to learn from and connect with peers from across the country. Return home with new and strengthened relationships with other professionals. Further your work and advance your career.
Perks and Fun
Indulge in delicious food and drinks at our receptions. Explore local sights and flavors through walking tours, school visits, and cultural events. Leave with new friends, great connections, and renewed energy.
NACSA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Past Keynote Speakers
Dr. Bettina L. Love
Dr. Love is an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the ways urban youth negotiate Hip Hop music and culture to form social, cultural, and political identities to create new and sustaining ways of thinking about urban education and intersectional social justice.
Civil Rights Activist & Medal of Freedom Recipient Sylvia Mendez challenged segregation so that she and other Latino children could be provided the same quality education provided to white students. Her parents were plaintiffs in the landmark Mendez v. Westminster School District (1947) case that paved the way for Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and ended school segregation in California.
Terrence Roberts, Ph.D
Terrence James Roberts was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
A schoolteacher turned actor, musician, two-time national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and award-winning poetic voice. He keynotes across the country and has performed pieces for such notables as Barack Obama and Oprah.