Local Dining
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Campus Map
Explore the beautiful campus of Vanderbilt University. More...
Meet the academic scholars prior to the conference. More...
The conference papers will be published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates in an edited volume for public dissemination next year. You may read the first version of the conference papers online. More...

Charter Schools: What Fosters Growth and Outcomes?
The National Center on School Choice is hosting a national conference on charter school research for academic researchers and policymakers. The conference will be held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee from September 28-29, 2006. More...

The National Research and Development Center on School Choice has blocked rooms at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, as well as the Hampton Inn and Suites at the University. These hotels are conveniently located near many local activities, attractions, and restaurants.

The registration form does not register you for hotel rooms, only for the conference proceedings and Thursday dinner event. Please contact the Marriott or Hampton Inn directly to secure your room(s).

Note: Due to another Vanderbilt University function the same weekend as the Charter School Research Conference, there will be a high volume of visitors in the Nashville area. We encourage you to book your hotel room(s) at your earliest convenience.

Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
2555 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: (615) 321-1300 or 1-800-285-0190
Fax:  (615) 321-1400

*When booking a hotel room here please mention the "Choice Center Fall Conference”.

Hampton Inn and Suites at the University
2330 Elliston Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 320.6060 or 1-800-880-5395
Fax: (615) 327-4723

*When booking a hotel room here please mention the "School Choice Center”.

The National Center on School Choice conducts scientific, comprehensive, and timely studies on school choice to inform policy and practice. The Center exercises national leadership in coordinating multiple disciplines, research methodologies, and substantive issues associated with the design, implementation, and effects of school choice. More...