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Monday, November 14, 2011

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Florida Charter School Conference Begins Today in Orlando

The 15th Annual Charter School Conference begins today in Orlando with the theme, "Stronger Communities Through Quality Schools." The conference, hosted by the Florida Department of Education's Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice, will provide more than 600 charter school authorizers, operators, administrators and teachers the opportunity to network and share best practices, gather information on Florida's charter schools during one-hour breakout sessions, and meet with exhibitors who offer goods and services designed for the charter school community.

The conference will be held:

Nov. 14 - 16, 2011
DoubleTree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
5780 Major Blvd.
Orlando, FL

Schedule of events:

Monday, Nov. 14
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pre-conference workshops and meetings

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, Nov. 15
8:00 a.m.
Opening General Session

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, Nov. 16
7:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
School Showcase Poster Sessions
Breakout Sessions

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closing General Session

For a complete conference schedule more information about the 2011 Charter School Conference, visit http://www.charterschoolconference.com/.