#CCSACon 17 is Now Just a Week Away - Start Planning Your Schedule

March 9, 2017

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We are looking forward to seeing you next week in Sacramento. This overall schedule will help you organize your week.

Below are some highlights:

Welcome Reception

Monday, March 20, 5-7 pm

Sacramento Convention Center, East Lobby, 3rd Floor

1400 J St. Sacramento, CA 95814

The reception offers appetizers, drinks and a great way to network with your colleagues from your region and from across the state.

CCSA Advocates Conference Kickoff & Fundraiser

Monday, March 20, 7 - 9 pm

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Gardenia/Camellia

1230 J St. Sacramento, CA 95814

After the Welcome Reception at the Sacramento Convention Center, head over to the Sheraton Grand for the CCSA Advocates Conference Kickoff & Fundraiser. This event has been on Tuesday night in the past, but is moving to Monday for 2017.Last year, 78 candidates endorsed by CCSA Advocates were elected in California! Join us for this fun annual event, and keep the momentum going.

Register and donate at https://charterconference.org/2017PAC/. The donation levels for this political fundraiser range from $20 to $200.

Keynote Speaker Andrew Solomon

Author, "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity."

Tuesday, March 21, 8 am

Memorial Auditorium

1515 J St. Sacramento, CA 95814

Acclaimed as a revolutionary feat of journalism, "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children & and the Search for Identity," is an examination of the means by which families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities and how these unusual situations can be invested with love. Andrew spent ten years researching the book, interviewing more than 300 families and generating more than 40,000 pages of notes! NPR called the book "a work of genius" and Vanity Fair said, "Andrew Solomon's empathy, heart, and vast intelligence are in abundance in Far from the Tree." "One of the many virtues of Mr. Solomon's work -- perhaps its most important virtue -- is its fearlessness." --The New York Times

The Wednesday Night Party: Club Superhero

Wednesday, March 22, 8 -11 pm

Sacramento Masonic Temple

1123 J St. Sacramento, CA 95814

Let's face it, the Wednesday Night Party at the California Charter Schools Conference may be the most fun you have all year. This year we will be at the Sacramento Masonic Temple. You can either relax in the lounge or dance the night away. We're calling it Club Superhero because we are encouraging attendees to come in costume as their favorite superhero. You don't have to dress up, but if you do you will be eligible for our costume contest. There will be prizes for best individual costume, best duo and best group costume.

Closing Plenary Session

Education Forum: Featuring Candidates for Governor of California

Thursday, March 23, 10:45 am - 12:30 pm

Sacramento Convention Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom

We will host an education forum featuring three top candidates running in the 2018 California gubernatorial election. California treasurer John Chiang, Former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin and Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are confirmed to attend. Come hear about the vision these candidates have for the future of California public education.

See you in Sacramento!

The Conference Team