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March 20-22, 2017

Sheraton Greensboro Hotel & Koury Convention Center
3121 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC, 27407

The Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement features a gallery of professional development and information sessions for educators, policy makers, innovators and community members with an interest in innovative practices to improve educational outcomes for students of today and tomorrow.

Through strategically orchestrated focus and concurrent sessions as well as engaging and relevant keynote speakers, participants will be able to experience professional development that will support the vision of the State Board of Education to graduate every student ready for postsecondary education and work, prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen.

Each year, district, school and community leaders meet at CCSA to hear from experts, meet with their peers, share ideas, brainstorm solutions, and reflect on their own practices. The conference promises to:

  • Connect you with expert leaders and practitioners from North Carolina and around the world.
  • Expand your knowledge base of best practices for 21st century educators.
  • Explore the connection between school culture and student achievement.
  • Renew your resolve to develop and promote excitement for learning.

Follow us on Twitter @CCSA_DPI. The Twitter handle for the conference is #CCSA17.
The CCSA conference will feature approximately 300 sessions representing 25 learning strands.
Check out our Conference-At-A-Glance to see how we will spend each day of the conference collaborating and learning.


Conference-At-A-Glance Transcript
(docx, 16kb)


The CCSA Conference is open to educators, administrators, and education stakeholders. Registration before February 1, 2017 is $175.00. Registration after February 1, 2017 is $200.00.

To register for the 2017 Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement, please click here.


If you have questions about any aspect of the CCSA conference, please call the CCSA hotline at 919-835-6133 or email us at