Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are redirecting and reimagining ICSS20 to bring you ICSVC20

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During the recent pandemic, we’ve witnessed our member schools take on new and innovative roles. From implementing mission-driven distance learning to helping our families with basic necessities, we know that independent charter schools are showing up for their communities with compassion. Our organization has covered the resilience and dedication found in our school leaders, teachers, staff, students and families through our national virtual meetings.

Now, more than ever, we need our independent charter school community – we need each other! We are redirecting and reimagining our in-person 2020 Independent Charter School Symposium and bringing you an exciting one-of-a-kind virtual event. Join us on November 16, 18, and 20 for the 2020 Independent Charter School Virtual Conference as we celebrate independent charter schools and explore the future of public education.


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Chris Stewart

The Coalition of Public Independent Charter Schools is thrilled to announce Chris Stewart as a keynote presenter at the 2020 Independent Charter School Virtual Conference. He will be joining us on November 18 for the second day of our 3-day event.

Chris Stewart is a lifelong activist with an extensive history supporting education-related issues. He currently serves as the CEO of Brightbeam, a nonprofit network of education activists demanding a better education and brighter future for every child. He is also on the board of EdNavigator and GreatSchools. Learn more here.

Request for Proposals

As our country faces many uncertainties and the future of education is an ever changing landscape, we have redesigned our conference strands to focus on important and timely issues. Here is your opportunity to share the lessons you’ve learned and to open our minds to innovative ideas. Take a look at the conference strands and the different presentation formats. Then fill out the form with your ideas for a presentation, workshop or hot-topic round table. This movement is yours!

Extended Deadline: September 16th

proposal submissions are now closed


Registration will include access to ALL virtual conference events and activities for 3 days.

FREE for 2 attendees*

*special 50% discount for additional CPICS member attendees.
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Did you know that 65% of the nation’s charter schools are independent? Independent charter schools have the ability to select who and what service providers are the best fit for their schools. 

Make your mark and meet "face to face" with school leaders and key decision-makers from independent charter schools across the country at our virtual conference. We have partnered with Attendify to bring us a dynamic virtual conference complete with a virtual exhibit hall and virtual exhibitor meeting rooms to get you connected with our attendees.

Please support the independent charter school movement by sponsoring, exhibiting, or advertising at this year’s event. Your presence at #ICSVC20 can help school leaders and administrators make choices that will change the lives of their students.

Sponsors & Exhibitors of ICSVC20