The International Educational Leadership Conference

March 3-6, 2021, Hungary

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This is the 4th International Educational Leadership Conference in Hungary. 

The ACSI International Educational Leadership Conference is a response to a growing desire for developing strategic collaboration among Christian school leaders in Europe and beyond. We have hosted the IELC every 2 years since 2015 for participants from more than 30 countries! We are blessed to be able to work together for the promotion of quality Christ-centered education together.
This year we are also partnering with ECCEN for this event with a sub-theme of "The Position of Christian Schools in Modern Society". Our planning is being done cooperatively to provide the most benefit for you and your school. This is event will also be a "blended" event with options to attend from a distance and interact with participants through our Moodle platform and video conferences.

Conference Theme:  "Strategic Initiatives for School Improvement"

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Register online 

Registration will open in October, 2020. Please contact for special requests.


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Conference Location:

Danubius Hotel Flamenco, Budapest, Hungary
Address: 3-7. Tas vezér utca, 1113 Budapest

We ask that you delay your housing and travel reservations until we confirm in early January that a physical event will take place.

Conference Goals:

  • Inspire a shared vision for Christian education globally
  • Encourage fellowship among Christian school leaders
  • Encourage developing partnerships for Christian schools
  • Enhance leadership skills through plenary and workshop sessions


Program Details:

  • This conference will highlight keynote speakers from various regions.
  • Workshops will be available, presented by highly experienced and qualified educators working in Christian school settings.
  • The schedule will incorporate a significant time for networking between schools and schools will be provided a small display area for initiating contacts and partnerships.
  • The 2019 DRAFT schedule is available as a reference.
  • We provide simultaneous translation in selected languages during the main sessions after evaluating the participant needs. If you do not speak English, you will need to provide your own translator for school interaction times and workshops.


ACSI has been developing a new School Improvement Platform for Christian schools who would like to commit to excellence in both academics and spirituality. All Christian schools in Europe have to be accredited by their country's educational agencies to secure physical and academic standards, however, there has been no way to measure their Christian distinctives.

As a response to this need, ACSI Europe started developing a new system two years ago to measure school effectiveness and growth with special focus on their mission and vision and especially how the school fulfills its Christian mandate. This system is currently being tested and will be unveiled for our member schools at IELC 2021!

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Educational leaders from 31 countries gathered for this event in 2019.

Workshops sessions on Thursday and Friday

  • Highlighting school leaders from various parts of Europe
  • We will soon provide a workshop submission application for interested presenters.


School Partnership Development:

  • IMPORTANT:  We can only provide 20 small display tables on each day.
  • Half of the schools will be able to display and host on Thursday while the other schools visit the tables. The other half will host on the 2nd day of the conference.
  • Your school display could be a self-running PowerPoint presentation, video or brochure that would communicate the potential for collaboration with your school.
  • Please also think about ways that you want to collaborate with schools from other countries for the mutual benefit of your students and teachers. The best encouragement for partnership is highlighting what you can offer to others in these partnership opportunities.


Projected Costs (NOT YET FINAL): 


Schools without ACSI membership

ACSI members Western region and international schools

ACSI schools - eastern region (HU, RO, CZ, PL, SK, UA, etc.)

Conference without lodging or breakfast

300 EUR / person

240 EUR / person

165 EUR* / person

Estimated cost with Double room accommodation

420 EUR / person

275 EUR / spouse

360 EUR / person

275 EUR / spouse

290 EUR* / person

275 EUR / spouse

Estimated cost with Single room accommodation

510 EUR / person

450 EUR / person

360 EUR* / person

* These ACSI members receive a scholarship to help cover the costs of this conference.

* A 5% discount is available for groups of 5 or more participants from the same school.

Conference fees include:

  • Conference without lodging or breakfast: lunches on Thursday and Friday, evening meals on Wednesday and Friday, 2 coffee breaks per day, all conference materials and registration
  • Contact us at for special arrangements.


Payment and Cancellation Policy:

  • All conference fees must be paid by December 10, 2020 or your reservation will be cancelled. Participation may be limited to 240, so your payment guarantees your reservation.
  • Payment can be made by credit card or by bank transfer after completing the registration process.
  • Cancellations by December 10 receive a 90% refund.
  • Cancellations between December 10 and January 10 receive a 20% refund.
  • No refunds for cancellations after January 10.
  • Same gender or single room participant replacements are allowed until February 10.
  • Accommodation cannot be guaranteed for new reservations after December 10.


Keynote Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Larry Taylor, President of ACSI (USA - global)
  • Wolfgang Stock, CEO of VEBS (Germany)
  • Laci Demeter, ACSI Europe Director



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IELC 2021, Hungary

Wednesday 3rd March 2021 to Saturday 6th March 2021