Resources for Presenters

NCSC PowerPoint Template

At the National Charter Schools Conference, we’re constantly trying to make our content more engaging, advanced, relevant, and practical. We hope that attendees will leave every session with a tool they can apply to their jobs.

To that end, we have assembled a series of resources here for you to help improve your presentation including public speaking tips, engagement ideas, powerpoint design, and more. As we come across more resources we will continue to add to our offerings here. Please bookmark this page and check back often.

Breakout Session Advisors

Every session has been assigned an advisor from the program committee or our staff who will work with you to help make sure your content is the best it can be. Please keep an eye out for emails from your advisor with important instructions on how to make your content the best it can be. Please rely on your advisor as a resource who knows our event well and can give guidance.

Please note that for logistical questions, you should still reach out to event staff at

NCSC 2012 Presenter

Sales-Free Sessions

New this year! On every session evaluation, we will ask attendees if a sales pitch was part of the presentation. If more than 25% of attendees respond yes, we will not allow that presenter back to the conference the following year. Our attendees hate sales pitches at conferences and they don’t work.

If you want to get some leads through your presentation, leave a pile of business cards at the front or consider getting a booth in our exhibit hall. We want to make sure our attendees have the best experience possible, and this is something they’ve been requesting for a number of years.

Resources Specific to the National Charter Schools Conference

To better understand our conference philosophy so that you can prepare your session accordingly, you can:

Poster Session Resources

Leading a poster session at the National Charter Schools Conference is a fantastic way to share your expertise with our attendees. To maximize your impact, check out some of the following resources:

Other Resources

There’s a lot of great content on the internet to help improve presentations and public speaking. Here are a few of our favorites:

AV Equipment

The following AV equipment is provided for every room:

Additional AV equipment (e.g speakers for computer audio, additional microphone for panelists) carries a charge for presenters. Please complete this additional AV form and submit it to or fax to 866.312.4404 by June 7, 2013 to receive discounted prices.

Upload Your Speaker Bio

Please be sure to submit brief bios for your session speakers. You can do this by clicking here to log into the conference management system. We will include them in the online schedule for all participants to view in aiding their own scheduling decisions.

Register for the Conference

If you have not yet registered for the conference, please do so online as soon as possible and by May 31 at the latest. To register, visit our presenter registration page. You must register by May 31 to receive the discounted presenter rate of $350. If you have already registered at the a higher rate, please email to request a price adjustment.

Book Your Hotel Room

The Grand Hyatt Washington is the official presenter hotel for this year's conference. The Hyatt just completed a beautiful new renovation and it's within walking distance of the convention center. It's also right across the street from our official after-hours hangout, the Capitol City Brewing Company, which makes it a great hotel to be based out of for networking.

National Charter Schools Conference Presenter Training from Jenny Wanger

This link is exclusively for our presenters to use to book their rooms so it's the best way to make your reservation:

You can also book by calling the hotel at 1-888-421-1442 and mentioning the group code "NAPCS". Make sure when you call that you ask to be placed in the presenter room block.

Plan your Session

Prior to the conference, please plan to meet with your fellow presenters at least once to plan your session. Feel free to use your breakout session advisor as a resource to further enhance your presentation.

Additionally, please upload your presentation materials into the conference management system by Friday, May 31. To do so, visit our conference management system and use the email address and password that you received in your presenter logistics email. If you do not have your login information or need any other assistance, please contact us at