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 at 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.
Please email the ICEC coordinator if you have questions.
Conference Theme: “Let us Consider”
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 Kigali International Community School. Take some time to visit their website.
New! ICEC Africa 2020 will feature a mobile app for your conference planning. Stay tuned for details.
Conference Pricing and Transportation
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 of 2019.
Workshop Options and Proposals
A complete workshop listing will be available closer to the conference dates. Please check back for more details.
Exhibitor and Ad/Sponsor opportunities are available for ICEC Africa 2020. Please email the conference coordinator for information.
Refund and 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
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