Our Association would not have a conference without you, and we make that known to our member schools throughout the year.   Thank you so much for supporting North Carolina’s charter schools!

We are excited to host this year’s conference, Reaching New Heights, at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort & Convention Center in Cherokee, NC Sunday, July 21 to Tuesday, July 23!   Exhibit tables are assigned by sponsorship level with the upper-level sponsors most centrally located on the pre-function floor of the event center.   Take a look at our new, interactive exhibition map below to help you determine the desired sponsorship level and booth location.   There is a limited supply of booths for each level, so we encourage you to register early to maximize the likelihood of securing the desired booth.   The definitions of the three main sponsorship levels are as follows:

  • Blue Ridge Level: Traditional conference sponsorships at $1,500 – 16 tables available
  • Carolinian Level: Specialty conference sponsorships between $1,500 and $4,000 – 21 tables available
  • Smoky Mountain Level: Distinguished conference sponsorships between $4,000 and $10,000 – 13 tables available

(See a detailed list of sponsorships by clicking “Sponsorship Opportunities” towards the bottom of this page.)


Along with the interactive exhibitor map, we have added an auto-populate feature to our registration form making registration even more convenient for you.  If your company / organization sponsored our conference in 2017 or 2018, just select your company / organization and the information on file will appear in the registration form!  The form also auto-populates the membership status of Association business members.  As registrations are submitted, Corporate Leaders will be assigned tables first followed by Business Partners then non-members.

All sponsorships include participation in conference activities and a unique opportunity to connect with our state’s charter school sector.   Association memberships are automatically included in Smoky Mountain level sponsorships.   However, companies are still allowed to sponsor without Association membership.   To view our business membership options, click here.

Harrah’s Cherokee Resort & Convention Center
Cherokee, NC
July 21 – July 23, 2019.


Take advantage of this year’s special offers!

Membership Discount
Sponsors that have Association Membership on the Business Partner tier get 5% off sponsorship.  Sponsors that have Association Membership on the Corporate Leader tier get 10% off sponsorship.

Dual Sponsorship / Membership Discount
Conference sponsors that join the Association (or renew membership) during sponsor registration receive 15% off membership plus 5% off sponsorship for the Business Partner tier or 10% off sponsorship for the Corporate Leader tier.

New Year’s Discount
Happy New Year!  Receive an additional 10% off your sponsorship if you register before February 1, 2019.

New Conference App
This year we are adding a phone app designed for the conference!

Exhibit Halls

This year, we are using two exhibit halls, the Council Fire Ballroom hall adjacent to the breakout rooms and the Event Center pre-function area where our General and Closing Sessions will take place.  The Council Fire Ballroom hall will contain the majority of our sponsors while the Event Center pre-function area will have more specialty exhibits including our keynote speaker exhibit and photo booth from our media sponsor.  See the list of sponsorship opportunities to learn details about the pricing of exhibitions in both locations.



Pre/Post Conference Adventures!

The Association is offering attendees with opportunities to experience the beauty and fun of Western North Carolina!  If you plan to arrive early or stay after the conference, click here to see a list of special pricing for adventures you can enjoy while you’re there.


View these short clips to see teacher and administrator feedback from our 2018 conference!

Michelle Campbell
Alpha Academy

Alex Quigley
Healthy Start Academy


Click the button below to register!

Registration Deadline: May 17, 2019



Harrah’s Cherokee Resort & Convention Center
777 Casino Drive
Cherokee, NC, 28719


Thank you to our 2018 conference sponsors!

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