About CSDC

The CSDC Conference is organized by the Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC), a California-based educational nonprofit that has supported California charter school leaders for over 30 years.

An ally and advocate for 30 years

CSDC’s Founder and Executive Director, Eric Premack, helped write California's first charter laws in 1992 and founded CSDC shortly thereafter. CSDC has been active ever since, providing tireless support and advocacy to the California charter school sector.

We support effective charter schools and leaders

In addition to being a critical voice, ally, and advocate at the Capitol, CSDC has defined high quality charter school leadership training for thirty years. CSDC is proud to annually offer a menu of training opportunities including the CSDC Conference, Leadership Intensive (LI), Charter Business Officer (CBO) Training Program, Online Governance Academy, and HR Academy.

We serve the majority of California charter schools

California's charter schools, charter management organizations, and their leaders from across the state trust CSDC to keep them up-to-date and supported with the ongoing operational support, tools and resources, individualized technical assistance, and high quality training opportunities they need.