Regional ACSI Teacher Conference in Oradea, Romania

This is a one-day event for teachers and school leaders. We kindly invite those who speak Romanian or English to participate as we gather in Oradea for learning, fellowship and inspiration in the ministry of Christian education. 

Theme: Teaching for Spiritual GrowthIași


October 28, 2023


Emanuel Baptist High School
Bd Decebal nr. 65A

Oradea, Romania

Cost: 100 RON for members, 140 RON for non-members

On-line registration - closed


8:30 – 9:00 Arrival and registration

9:15 – 10:00 Opening the conference and greetings

10:00 – 11:15 Plenary session  – Teaching for Spiritual Growth, Laci Demeter

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 12:45 Workshops

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch / Fellowship / Books

14:30 – 15:30 Plenary session  – Teaching for Spiritual Growth, Sebastian Vaduva

15:30 – 16.00 Closing the conference.  Announcements. Conference assessment.


sebastian valduvaSebastian Văduva serves as the Director of the Griffiths School of Management and IT within Emanuel University of Oradea. He was born in Communist Romania, but moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio at the age or 12. He started his first company at the age of 17, and since with various partners, has been involved in over 25 startups and advised over 50 corporations. 

Sebastian obtained a marketing degree in 1998 and an MBA in 1999. In 2004 he returned to Romania, first as a Fulbright Scholar and then as the Dean of the Griffiths School of Management. He has a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and a second one in Public Management. He has co-authored 15 books, 40 academic articles, and edited ten conference proceedings. He also serves as a visiting professor at several universities in person or online. Since 2019 he is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ethics in Entrepreneurship and Technology with Emerald Publications. 

Sebastian has also participated in several ministry outreach efforts, including the Romanian Academic Network, a weekly radio and TV program, and a YouTube channel. His passion and ministry are young people, professionals, and business executives. He is married to Lois, who shares his passion for Christian education, and together they have a daughter, Evelina. Email: 

laci demeterLaci Demeter is passionate about strengthening Christian schools and equipping Christian educators so that they can fulfill their God-given mission in preparing the next generation for life with an eternal perspective.

Laci holds four university degrees: MSc in Engineering, MA in Teaching EFL, MEd in Christian School Education, and EdS in Educational Leadership. Laci has been with ACSI Europe since 1995, and has served in various positions. He was appointed as Regional Director in 2011.

Laci has taught on numerous topics of Christian education at national and international conferences for students, teachers, and administrators of Christian schools.

Laci and Rita are blessed with six children and five grandchildren, who provide unlimited educational anecdotes for his teachings. Email: 


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