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Media AdvisoryMonday, November 12, 2012
DOE Press Office
Charter School Conference to be Held in Orlando
Tallahassee, Fla., November 12, 2012 - The 16th Annual Charter School Conference will be held this week in Orlando. The conference will showcase nearly 80 breakout sessions that highlight charter school best practices, education updates, and information from the Department of Education, and more than 140 exhibitors, all focused on providing a quality educational opportunity for Florida's families.
What: Florida's 16th Annual Charter School Conference
When: November 14 - 16, 2012
Where: Caribe Orlando Resort
8101 World Center Drive
Media are welcome and encouraged to get a media credential.
Opening General Session Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah Kenny, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Harlem Village Academies
Thursday, November 15, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Byron Pitts, CBS Evening News Chief National Correspondent, 60 Minutes Contributing Correspondent, and Author, Step Out On Nothing
Closing General Session
Friday, November 16, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: "Working Together for the Future of Charter Schools" moderated by Adam Emerson, Director of Program on Parental Choice, Thomas B. Fordham Institute Participants:
Darryl Cobb, Partner and Vice President, Charter School Growth Fund
Lisa Grover, Senior Director of State Advocacy, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Michael D. Kooi, Executive Director, Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice, Florida Department of Education
Richard Moreno, Executive Director, Charter School Services Corporation, A Building Hope Affiliate
For more information, visit Charter School Conference.