Thank you to our teachers and attendees who take time out of their summer to come to our conference each year!   You’re the reason why we organize and host this conference.   We are here to serve you.

The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools proudly presents the 2017 North Carolina Charter Schools Conference The Gateway to Charter School Success in Greensboro, NC!   This theme is inspired by the fact that Greensboro is nicknamed the “Gate City”.   Throughout the conference we will guide you through the past, the present, and the future gateway of North Carolina’s charter school movement.

The conference will take place at the Koury Convention Center July 30 – August 1.   Created by Triad real estate developer Joseph S. Koury in the 1970s, the center has grown to become the largest all-under-one-roof hotel complex between Washington DC and Atlanta.   It is composed of nearly a thousand guest rooms, 250,000 square feet of meeting space, six restaurants and lounges, a nightclub, and the Town Centre shopping mall.

New features to this year’s conference include:

  • Charter high school students who will serve as Gateway Ambassadors.
  • A school trivia game (similar to “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?”) in the exhibitor area.   Answer 1st through 5th grade questions at participating exhibitor booths to earn points on your badge.   Turn in your badge Tuesday for a chance to win a 3-D printer at our Closing Session raffle!!
  • A DJ / Karaoke decade party at club 5th Season Sunday night!
  • A Monday evening hospitality reception at The Public honoring teachers to show our appreciation for their hard work!

More details about each of these will come as we approach the conference date.   Please visit our page periodically to check for updates.

As in previous years, we are expecting hundreds of educators, administrators, board members, parents, students, business members, legislators, and other stakeholders to continue to make this the largest and most exciting charter event in our region!   We are really looking forward to what this year’s conference will bring!!


Registration Fee Schedule

Registration closes 11:59pm Saturday, July 29


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6 to 9 attendees

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Rooms are $140 per night under our room block.




Conference Speaker Lineup
List of Breakout Presentations

Attendee FAQs


Q: I have registered 5 people already, for example, and I would like to add a 6th person, can I do that?   Would our group now get the lower rate and save money?

A: Yes, that is allowed.   Please notify Operations Assistant Joshua Hoke so we can add that individual to your group and assess the savings.   It will be the Point of Contact’s responsibility to handle the savings among his/her group.   It will also be the Point of Contact’s responsibility to handle changes accordingly with the hotel.

Q: How much is the hotel room?

A: $140 per night under our room block.   After you register, you will receive instructions on how to reserve your room under our block.

Q: What happens if one or more in my group cannot make it?

A: You may replace the individual(s) with another person(s).   If you cannot find a replacement, please contact to handle the cost difference based on the cancellation policy below.

Q: I am a teacher.   Can I earn CEU credits by attending the conference?   If so, how?

A: Yes!   Teachers can earn CEU credits from the conference!   Please print and complete the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Approval Form: NCAPCS Conference, and submit it to your head-of-school, assistant head-of-school, or other individual authorized to grant CEU credits after you attend the conference.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

A: Any attendee or group who registers and cancels will receive a 50% refund.   We will deliver the refund to the Point of Contact’s address indicated on the registration form within 10 business days.   It will be the individual’s or Point of Contact’s responsibility to follow the hotel’s cancellation policies.

Q: Can we register at the conference?

A: No.