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8th annual charter school conference


As Utah’s largest gathering of charter school leaders and educators; we are excited to come together once again and celebrate the efforts of dedicated teachers, administrators and board members across the state in providing excellence education for the over 54,900 students in Utah who attend public charter schools. 

Make the 2014 summer conference part of your budget as this year’s conference promises to provide greater networking opportunities and workshop choices where we can connect, share and learn together!  Attendees will also include organizations and businesses that support charter schools in a variety of critical areas. Don’t miss the opportunity to earn up to 11 Continuing Education Credits for attending both the Pre-Conference and General Breakout sessions! We hope you will join us in Layton!  Register Now!

We Are Pleased To Highlight Our Fabulous Speakers…


Arvin Ross Director of Professional Development for iSchool Initiative, is this year’s Teacher Keynote Speaker. Overcoming a broken home and a background of drugs, fighting, and gang life, his words carry the weight of experience and perseverance.  Arvin has the ability to awaken in others their potential hidden deep inside. He has become a key force in spreading a message of mobile learning and creativity in the classroom.  To learn more about Arvin, please click here.


Mark Carpenter, a Master Trainer with VitalSmarts, is this year’s Board Member and Administrator Keynote Speaker.  Mark Carpenter brings more than twenty years of experience in corporate communication and teaching to our conference. Specializing in results-oriented communication, Mark helps individuals, teams, and organizations increase organizational effectiveness, achieve bottom-line results, and become measurably more vital.  To learn more about Mark, please click here. 


Jim Warford is a courageous education leader who did not follow a traditional career path. His unique combination of educational, business, and creative experience allows him to translate his vision and passion for school improvement into well executed, systemic changes resulting in dramatic increases in student performance. He currently serves as Senior Advisor and Keynote Speaker for the International Center for Leadership in Education, working with states, districts and schools all  over the country. We are honored that he will be joining   us as our Award Dinner Keynote Speaker. To learn more about Jim, please click here.




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