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Date October 25, 2004 - October 26, 2004
Location Philadelphia, PA (Wyndham at Franklin Plaza)
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Exhibitors, Advertisers & Sponsors
A special thanks to the 2004 Annual Conference sponsors.
Check out this year's exhibitors now and be sure to stop by their booths in Philadelphia.

The Exhibitor Pavilion is officially SOLD OUT. However, NACSA is still accepting sponsors for our 2004 Annual Conference. Please contact us for additional information or view the invitation packet using the link below.

The NACSA Annual Conference is the premier venue for charter school authorizers and other education leaders who recognize the importance of authorizing to the success of the charter school movement. This year’s Annual Conference will bring together several hundred charter school authorizers and other education leaders interested in charter school issues. We invite your organization to advertise or sponsor the 2004 Annual Conference.

View our Exhibitors, Advertisers & Sponsors packet for additional information.

Keynote Speaker, Plenaries, and Sessions
Our Conference Program is now available online and includes the complete agenda with session descriptions and facilitators.

NACSA is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Canada, CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, will deliver the keynote address at this year's Annual Conference. A much sought-after speaker, Mr. Canada enjoys a national reputation as both an advocate for and expert on issues concerning violence, children and community redevelopment.

Based on member feedback from the online conference content survey, the NACSA Ad-Hoc Conference Committee and NACSA staff are working hard to develop highly interactive and practice-oriented sessions including the following plenary topics:
· Charter Schools and Results: No Excuses, Some Excuses or Status Quo?
· Authorizers and Oversight: Where is the Line Between Effective Accountability and Intrusive Regulation?

View the 2004 Annual Conference Schedule at a Glance now!

The conference will begin at 8:30 am (Eastern Time) on Monday, October 25, and will end at 4:30 pm (Eastern) on Tuesday, October 26. This year’s two-day meeting features many highly interactive and practice-oriented workshops and discussion roundtables focused on issues of interest and importance to charter authorizers and others dedicated to advancing charter schools.

NACSA's Annual Membership Meeting will take place at breakfast time on Tuesday (8:00 - 8:45 am) in Salon 10 on the mezzanine floor of the Wyndham. Among the agenda items will be an election to fill the vacancies of those board members whose terms expire in the 2004-05 year. Join us as well in the same location for a Membership Forum beginning at 3:30 pm on Tuesday for an informal and open discussion of professional issues of interest.

View the Full 24-Page Conference Program (approx. 1 MB download) with Schedule at a Glance, session descriptions, membership lists and more!

Hotel Reservations
The Wyndham Franklin Plaza is SOLD OUT for the peak nights of our conference. Email us for a list of nearby hotels.

You are also welcome to visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau website for information about the many activities, sites, and events in this historic city.

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