Welcome Letter

We are delighted to announce that—after a brief hiatus–the International School Choice and Reform Conference (ISCRC) will be returning to its original home, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The sixth annual Conference will take place January 12-15, 2018 at the Sonesta Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

As with previous ISCRCs, the Conference emphasizes:


Please notice that the deadline for the submission of papers or symposia is Monday, August 14, 2017. We call your attention to an innovative category, Critical Conversations and Networking, which will appear for the first time this year. Accepted presentations will be eligible for a monetary prize generously donated by EdChoice and will be published in the Journal of School Choice.

International presenters are eligible for a travel subsidy (historically USD 1200). Details related to the 2018 subsidy will be published after the August submission deadline. In 2017, approximately 95% of those applying for the subsidy received awards.

ISCR Planning Committee Chair Robert Fox, for the Planning Committee:

Nina Buchanan, University of Hawaii
Nihad Bunar, Universitet Stockholms
Marisa Cannata, Vanderbilt University
Paul DiPerna, EdChoice
Anna Egalite, North Carolina State University
Robert Fox, University of Hawaii
Keri Hunter, EdChoice
Robert Maranto, University of Arkansas
Yongmei Ni, University of Utah
Rodrigo Queirez e Melo, Universidad Católica Portuguesa
Benjamin Scafidi, Kennesaw State University
Chris Torres, Michigan State University
Patrick Wolf, University of Arkansas
Nigel Whyte