FCSC 2017

Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations has CLOSED.

You are invited to submit an application to present during the Florida Charter School Conference. This year's theme is Expect Excellence.

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What type of presentations make up the program?

There are three types of presentations: 3-hour pre-conference workshops, 1-hour breakout sessions and 45-minute exhibit hall presentations. The pre-conference workshops target hands-on activities. The rooms are set classroom style or in rounds for group work. The breakout sessions focus on best practices with time for Q&A. New this year are exhibit hall presentations. These presentations start at the top of the hour and run the hours the exhibit hall is open.

What makes up the program contents?

The conference program contains presentations in the following four content strands relevant to improving Florida's public charter schools:

Who can submit an application to present?

Anyone can submit an application to present. If you are a vendor (an entity that provides goods and/or services for a fee, including non-profits and consultants), your organization must partner with a school or district that is using your company's goods/services and must be exhibiting in order for your application to be considered for inclusion in the program. Presentations that appear to be sales pitches for a specific goods and/or services will not be considered.

When is the deadline to submit?

The deadline to submit is June 21, 2017.

What is the application to present process?

The application consists of four steps. Click on the for an image of the step.

Step 1: Eligibility to Apply

Answer two questions to determine your eligibility to submit an application to present.

Step 2: Contact Information

Provide a contact person who will communicate with the FCSC staff regarding the application.

Step 3: Presentation Information
Include the contact information of the person who is submitting the application. This person will be notified of acceptance status. Include the presentation information - title, description, deliverables, AV needs, etc.

Step 4: Presenters
Submit information on ALL presenters. Include yourself if you are submitting the application and presenting.

Step 5: E-mail Confirmation
Once you complete and submit the application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail indicating that your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then your application has not been entered in the online system.

When will acceptance of a presentation be known?

Status e-mails will be sent out approximately four weeks after the deadline. If selected, you will have a chance to update your presentation information before it is posted online and used in the printed program. Please make sure the e-mail address submitted is accurate.

What is considered when the application is reviewed?

Applications received through the online process will be reviewed by the Program Committee during July. They will use the following questions when reviewing the application:

What can improve an application to present?


Please contact Noelle Bonard if you have any questions.