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Date October 25, 2004 - October 26, 2004
Location Philadelphia, PA (Wyndham at Franklin Plaza)
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You can also register and pay by check by downloading the mail-in form.

Register by September 24 to take advantage of early registration discounts. NACSA Members and Associate Members receive an additional discount.

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Exhibitors, Advertisers & Sponsors
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 exhibit, advertise or sponsor the 2004 Annual Conference.

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

Keynote Speaker, Plenaries, and Sessions
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?

A further description of Mr. Canada and these plenary topics is available in this flyer.

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 (7:45 - 8:30 am). 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 for a Membership Forum beginning at 3:30 pm on Tuesday for an informal and open discussion of professional issues of interest.

Hotel Reservations
Browse the Wyndham Franklin Plaza website for more information. Rooms in NACSA's block are at rates of $129 (single and double). This rate will also be honored 3 days before and after our conference dates on a space available basis. The 'cut off' date is September 24. Call Wyndham's national toll-free reservations office, 1.800.996.3426, and identify yourself as a NACSA conference attendee.

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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