International Christian Educators Conference—Africa
April 1, 2020–April 4, 2020
Kigali International Community School, Kigali, Rwanda
ACSI invites you to join your fellow educators at the International Christian Educator Conference (ICEC) Africa a t Kigali International Community School in Kigali, Rwanda. This conference provides a focused time of professional development, networking, and fellowship for international school educators. Join us to be challenged and inspired by keynote speakers, preconference courses, workshops, and job-alike sessions.
"Let Us Consider..."— Hebrews 10:24
International Christian Educator Conference (ICEC) is a gathering of likeminded Christian educators and leaders who come together to consider... to reflect deeply upon... how to spur one another on in their love and their practices in the context of international Christian education. Join us at ICEC and let us consider together.
ICEC will be held at the campus of Kigali International Community School. Take some time to visit their website.
Conference Keynote Speakers
Dr. Natasha Moore | Research Fellow, Centre for Public Christianity
Natasha is a Research Fellow 300at the Centre for Public Christianity. She has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and is the author of Victorian Poetry and Modern Life: The Unpoetical Age, as well as editor of 10 Tips for Atheists and other conversations in faith and culture. She has worked for CPX since 2014 and written for the mainstream media on topics that include books, movies, politics, food, domestic violence, Scripture in schools, war, Thanksgiving, and freedom of speech.
Sandra Paetkau | Consultant and Founder, The Total Tech-Over
Sandra has eighteen years classroom experience and began experimenting with instructional technology in 1997, when she was responsible for rolling out a 1:1 laptop program at the Australian International School in Jakarta, Indonesia. Since then, technology has evolved significantly and so has Sandra’s enthusiasm for leveraging technology in the classroom to empower learners. She spent eight years in Saudi Arabia working with national and international schools to create sustainable technology visions and transform learning with technology and presenting at teacher conferences, universities, and an international educational technology forum in Dubai. Sandra is pursuing her PhD in Education: Instructional Design and Technology, is the designer for a #FutureReady online Master of Leadership: Global Christian Education program at Prairie College, Alberta, Canada, and is the creator and founder of The Total Techover - a consultancy dedicated to helping schools leverage technology to transform learning.
Conference price includes the conference price, three lunches, and tea/coffee times. Suppers are on your own. Price does not include preconference courses, housing, airfare, or transportation. All pricing stated is in USD.
Member Full-Conference Rate
Early rate: $300 per person until January 31, 2020
Standard rate: $325 per person, February 1 through March 1, 2020
Nonmember Full-Conference Rate
Early rate: $400 per person until January 31, 2020
Standard rate: $425 per person, February 1 through March 1, 2020
Preconference Course Rate
Rate includes the preconference course, lunch, and tea/coffee time. PreConference course options will be posted soon. Rate: $50
Delegates are responsible to make their own hotel reservations. Breakfast is provided at most hotels. A list of options will be posted soon.
Local transportation (airport to hotel and hotel to venue) will be handled separately, depending on your housing choice. More information will be coming about shuttle services arranged by KICS.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
Conference registration fees will be refunded, less the following fees:
1. Cancellations prior to January 31, 2020 will receive a full refund.
2. Cancellations prior to March 1, 2020 will be charged 25% of the registration price paid.
3. There will be no registration reimbursement after March 1, 2020
ICEC will begin on Wednesday, April 1 with a series of optional preconference courses from 09:00 to 16:00. The full conference will begin at 08:00 on Thursday, April 2, ending at 12:15 on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
Preconference Course Options
Preconference courses will be announced in Fall 2019.
A complete workshop listing will be available closer to the conference dates. Please check back for more details.
*Call for Workshop Proposals*
Each conference delegate is responsible to determine whether or not they require a visa to enter Rwanda. To request a letter of invitation, please email ICEC
Exhibitor and Ad/Sponsor opportunities are available for ICEC Africa 2020. Please email the conference coordinator for information.
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