The International Educational Leadership Conference

April 2-5, 2025, Hungary

 

 

Registration will open July 1

Please confirm your participation as soon as possible with your payment. Hotel reservations must be made separately.

 

Knowing and obeying God's Word is the first step toward wisdom but then we must engage in God's world with that wisdom to be a people of blessing and purpose within our communities. School leaders and teachers who understand this demonstrate a deep commitment to ongoing study, quality teaching practices and authentic applications for learning both in and out of the classroom. Join us as we reflect together on a deeply biblical approach to education and investigate how to support our teachers and students in a biblical engagement with the world He has asked us to steward.

 

What is IELC?

The International Educational Leadership Conference brings together Christian school leaders for strategic collaboration and inspiration from across Europe and beyond. 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.

Conference Goals:

  • Inspire a shared vision for Christian education globally
  • Encourage fellowship among Christian school leaders
  • Encourage collaboration among Christian schools
  • Inspire biblical leadership through interactive sessions

 

Conference Location: Budapest, Hungary

  • Our conference venue will include hotel options as well as meals for participants at the Benzcur Hotel near Hero's Square.
  • Hotel venue: Please book your own lodging based on your preferences. Rooms will be available at special rates. 

 

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.
  • Various learning tracks will be offered to participants wanting to focus their attention on themes related to the opportunities for Christian education to address real and pressing challenges in our communities.
  • If you do not speak English, you will need to provide your own translator for networking. There are various apps such as GoogleTranslate that can be used for simultaneous written translation in selected languages during the main sessions and the super seminars.

 

Workshops

The conference organizing committee will select the workshops for the conference from the submitted proposals. Workshop Proposal Deadline January 31, 2025.

Workshop Titles and Descriptions:

  1. All workshops must fit within the conference theme and be related to the opportunities for Christian education to address real and pressing challenges in our post-truth culture 
  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.

 

The ACSI Europe Christian School Improvement Platform (CSIP)

ACSI is committed to supporting excellence in both academics and spiritual formation for Christian schools. 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. Your use of this platform as a member school will further enable you to build meaningful partnerships through your connections at IELC that best support the needs of your school community. You can read more about CSIP here.

 

Conference Booths and Partnership Development:

  • Organizations can be assigned space to host conversations with other participants during the conference breaks.
  • We encourage you to think about ways that you want to collaborate with schools from other countries for mutual benefit and support based in a biblical vision of education. The best encouragement for partnership is highlighting what you can offer to others in these partnership opportunities.
  • Reserve your table by February 28, 2025. An extra fee will be collected for any organizations promoting paid services or products.

 

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 in your confirmation email. You may also select from other local accommodation options.

 

without ACSI membership

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

TBA

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* This is a subsidized price for certain participants, which helps to cover the costs of this event.

All registrations include 2 dinners, 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks, access to main sessions, workshops, translation options, conference materials, the digital conference resources and networking as well as a trial access to CSIP.

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

 

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

  • Conference fees must be paid by February 15, 2025.
  • Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer after completing the registration process.
  • Cancellations between February 15 and March 1 receive a 20% refund.
  • No refunds or cancellations after March 1.

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