The International Educational Leadership Conference

March 2-5, 2022, Hungary

IELC 2022

The International Educational Leadership Conference brings together Christian school leaders for strategic collaboration and inspiration from across Europe and beyond. Our theme for this event is "Leading for Stronger Communities - The role of the Christian school leader in challenging times". ACSI Europe has hosted the IELC since 2015 for participants from more than 40 countries and we are blessed to be able to partner with you for the promotion of quality Christ-centered education around the world.

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Registration is open through January

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Conference Location: Budapest, Hungary

  • Our conference venue will include hotel options as well as meals for participants who attend the live event.
  • Both live and virtual participation will be enhanced through our Moodle platform, providing conference materials, links to live sessions and workshops, group discussions and networking tools.
  • COVID policies are standard for Hungary and require a vaccination, recovery certificate or COVID testing for entry. Go to: for more information.
  • Hotel venue: Please book your own lodging based on your preferences. Rooms at Mercure Budapest Castle Hill are available at special rates with the discount code "ACSI". Cancel until Feb. 27.

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 for the live event incorporates a significant time for networking between schools and schools will be provided a small display area for initiating contacts and partnerships.
  • A draft schedule is available here. 
  • We provide simultaneous translation in selected languages during the main sessions and the super seminars after evaluating the participant needs. If you do not speak English, you will need to provide your own translator for networking and other sessions.



The conference organizing committee will select the workshops for the conference from the submitted proposals. Workshop Proposal Deadline February 14, 2022. Use the web form to send your proposal.

Workshop Titles and Descriptions:

  1. All workshops must fit within the conference theme.
  2. Please make your titles and descriptions "attention getting" and informative.
  3. Many of the conference participants will be non-native English speakers but workshops must be presented in English.


Keynote Speakers:

ucu james kennedy 0James C. Kennedy, an American historian, grew up in the United States. He has been working in the Netherlands since 2003 when he became Professor of Contemporary History at VU University Amsterdam. He was Professor of European History at the A.C. Van Raalte Institute at Hope College in Holland (Michigan, USA) between 1997 and 2003. In 2007, Kennedy served as a professor at the University of Amsterdam, where his work included research into how new groups of citizens and new inhabitants of the Netherlands have been treated since the Second World War. Between 2015 and 2020 he was Dean of University College Utrecht. A professor of modern Dutch history at Utrecht University since 2015, he is also now Distinguished Professor of Community Engaged Learning at that university.


Portret LiviuLiviu Căprar was born 1962 in Romania. During communist times, he struggled against the marginalization of Christians and later became founder and Director of Logos Baptist High School in Bucharest. He has also been a church pastor for fifteen years, as well as a Religion teacher at Logos. Liviu received a M.Ed. degree in 2009 at CAIRN (Philadelphia Biblical) University through their program based in Kandern, Germany. He is frequently involved with the Romanian Department of Education in curriculum development and written subjects for teacher’s national exams. He is executive Secretary for EurECA (European Educators’ Christian Association) and an Educational Consultant for Christian schools, on behalf of ACSI Romania. He is married to Ema, with two daughters (Medy – 30, married to Emi, and Dorothy – 18).


steve beegooSteve Beegoo has been in school leadership for over 20 years with extensive experience in teaching and leading in both state, primary, special and independent schools and many church contexts. As a committed Christian and father of three, he has a deep sense of responsibility towards developing children and young people so they can fulfill their purpose and potential. Currently, he serves as Head of Education for Christian Concern and as Chief Executive Officer for the Christian Schools Trust, both based in the United Kingdom.


The ACSI Europe Christian School Improvement Platform (CSIP)

ACSI is committed to supporting excellence in both academics and spirituality for Christian schools. All schools in Europe are accredited by their country's educational agencies to secure physical and academic standards, however, there has been no way to assess and strengthen their Christian distinctives across our diverse language, educational and cultural settings.

As a response to this need, ACSI Europe has developed a multi-lingual tool to build school communities through identifying strengths and weaknesses in a setting of strategic professional support between member schools and partner organizations. Our goal is to increase the effectiveness of Christian schools as each one shares and  implements their vision throughout their teaching and learning communities. You can read more about CSIP here.

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School Partnership Development:

  • Schools will be assigned a time to host conversations with other participants during the conference.
  • We encourage you to 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.
  • Reserve your table by February 10 on this form.


Conference Costs: 

Note that conference prices do not include accommodation. We will provide a link to discounted prices at the conference hotel where you may reserve your preferred room type. You may also select from other local accommodation options. Prices for double rooms start at 40 € per night per person. Prices for single rooms start at 70 € per night. Breakfast is included with hotel accommodations.


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ACSI Europe members Western region, US and international schools

ACSI schools - central Europe (HU, RO, CZ, PL, SK, UA, etc.)

Cost for the in-person event, no lodging included

350 EUR / person

250 EUR / person

170 EUR* / person

Cost for virtual attendance

140 EUR / person

100 EUR / person

40 EUR* / person

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

All registrations include 1 dinner, 2 lunches, 5 coffee breaks, access to main sessions, workshops, translation options, conference materials, the digital conference resources and networking.

Virtual attendance is available for those unable to travel and will include online group discussions, digital conference resources and networking access with live streaming for all main sessions and super seminars. No translation will be available.

A 5% discount is available for groups of 5 or more participants from the same school. Please request this at registration.


Payment and Cancellation Policy:

  • Conference fees must be paid by January 30, 2022.
  • Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer after completing the registration process.
  • Cancellations between January 30 and February 15 receive a 20% refund.
  • No refunds or cancellations after February 15.
  • If the live event must be cancelled due to Hungarian travel restrictions or hotel closure, IELC will be moved to an online event and the corresponding prices will apply.

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