About the Conference
The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools invites charter school leaders, board members, new school developers, educators, support staff, and advocates to our second annual conference focused on educating, inspiring, and connecting the charter movement in Pennsylvania on October 9-11, 2019 in Harrisburg, PA!
PCPCS is thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Steve Perry!
Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, Dr.
Steve Perry’s charismatic and compelling voice is an inspiration. He is the educator upon whom
Oprah Winfrey, Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Bishop T. D. Jakes, and Steve Harvey call to offer insight
to parents and children. A diverse array of politicians and groups, from the National Urban
League to ALEC, have reached out to Dr. Perry to better understand what matters to parents.
Within the last 24 months, Dr. Perry has opened his fourth Capital Preparatory Schools in CT &
NY, as well as assisted Steve Harvey in penning his new book, “Jump”, has spoken in over
seventy-nine communities and completed his sixth book, “Transparenting”. Most recently,
premiering his new daytime talk show “Breakthrough with Dr. Steve Perry”. As no stranger to
television — Dr. Perry hosted another TVONE drama hit show “Save My Son,” a reality show that
featured parents who wanted to keep their sons from becoming another disheartening statistic.
His impact is profound and varied and displays no signs of slowing down. The word often used to
describe Dr. Perry is “passionate”. His authenticity is a welcomed addition to any discussion
rooted in improving the lives of youths and the community. His skills are hard-fought and have
been bestowed by his difficult childhood all the way through his Ivy League school graduation.
There is a richness in his concepts that foster an intriguing point of view on the modern
Dr. Perry’s unique and powerful voice is respected and has been featured on multiple networks:
MSNBC, Fox, CNN, Al Jazeera, TV One, BET, and NBC as well as the Oprah Winfrey Network
(OWN). His courage and piercing insights provide a fascinating perspective that is seldom found
in public discourse. Dr. Perry fearlessly speaks from the heart, which births unpredictability.
He’s the voice of a generation, a people’s champion who has been fighting for disadvantaged
children and families for thirty years. Passionate and surprisingly funny, Dr. Steve Perry is a
man who is worthy of a listen.
The conference will include breakout sessions from engaging presenters and compelling presentations to ensure a comprehensive slate of program offerings. Come learn alongside fellow educational leaders and innovators committed to ensuring all students across Pennsylvania succeed.
PCPCS member schools receive one complimentary registration.
Register by August 23, 2019 to get these discounted rates:
PCPCS Member Schools Additional Registrations: $99 per person
Non- Member Schools and Other Registrations: $139
After August 23, 2019, Registrations will increase to $129 and $169, respectively.
Pre Conference Activities on October 9
In partnership with Charter Choices and the attorneys that are members of our Legal Advisory Council, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) is hosting this training the day before the conference!
Join Charter Choices and the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) for an evening reception to help kick-off the annual PCPCS Conference. This invitation-only reception will be a great networking oppurtunity and will highlight the growing success of charter schools in the Keystone State.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center
(the same hotel as the conference)
The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) has issued a call for presentation proposals for the 2019 PCPCS Annual Conference. PCPCS is looking for engaging presenters and compelling presentations to ensure a comprehensive slate of program offerings. Proposals should address trends and topics reflective of challenges, opportunities, and solutions as they pertain to the best practices in education and should engage attendees in dialogue about cutting edge trends, issues and educational solutions.
For more information on how to submit a presentation proposal, please visit our Call for Proposals page.