The Florida Charter School Conference is an annual event presented by the Florida Department of Education’s Office of K12 School Choice and the Florida Education Foundation. The conference has been in existence since the first Florida charter schools opened in 1996. This multi-day event draws between 600 and 700 attendees and more than 350 exhibitor representatives. The conference is designed to provide Florida charter school authorizers, operators, administrators, and teachers the opportunity to network with each other and DOE staff, share best practices and gather information from key DOE personnel during one-hour breakout sessions, and meet with exhibitors who offer goods and services designed for the charter school community.
As a valued partner in public education and a direct support organization for the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Education Foundation invests in high achievement for every student to contribute to Florida’s globally competitive workforce. The Florida Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.