International Christian Educator Conference—Asia
November 21, 2018–November 24, 2018
The Hilton Petaling Jaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ACSI invites you to join the International Christian Educator Conference (ICEC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 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.
Hilton Petaling Jaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Conference Keynote Speakers
Dhugie Adams and Gary Alan Taylor | Axis Team
The mission of AXIS is to empower the next generation to think clearly and critically about what they believe and to take ownership of their faith. They accomplish this not by outsourcing parents, but by resourcing them to disciple and transfer legacy to their children as they face life's questions and challenges. They also support faith leaders in churches and schools by providing content and facilitators who effectively introduce and address life's tough topics.
Dr. John Dickson | Author and Speaker
John's story is eclectic. Starting out as a professional singer-songwriter, he now works as an author, speaker, historian, senior pastor, and media presenter. He has published 15 books, two of which have become television documentaries, with a third due for release in March 2018. He teaches a course on the Historical Jesus at the University of Sydney, Australia, and researches the origins of Christianity in the Roman empire. For 2017-18 he is also a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at Oxford University in the UK. In all that he does, whether in the media or the church, creative or academic, he strives to be a public advocate for the Christian faith in secularising times. Having lost his father in an air disaster at 9, John is mindful of the sorrows and doubts of our world and values his wife and three children above all other gifts of this life. Visit John's webpage for more information.
Ashley Fell | Social Research and Trends Analyst, McCrindle
Ashley Fell is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Head of Communications at the internationally recognized McCrindle. As a trends analyst, she understands the need to communicate with the emerging generations to effectively engage with them. From her experience in managing media relations, social media platforms and content creation, Ashley advises on how to achieve cut through in message-saturated times. Her expertise is in how to communicate across generational barriers.
In addition to delivering keynote presentations at conferences, Ashley is booked to conduct training days for corporate and not for profit clients, facilitate panels across an array of industries and deliver workshops across diverse generations. From generational change to the impact of technology, from key demographic transformations to social trends Ashley delivers research-based presentations analyzing the global and national megatrends.
With academic qualifications in communications, an ongoing role in deploying and analyzing national research studies, and with her position leading the communications strategy at McCrindle, Ashley brings robust, research-based content to her engaging presentations and consulting.
Dr. Dan Long | Upper School Dean of Students, Taipei American School
Dan is a Third Culture Kid and MK, born in Japan and raised in Vietnam and Taiwan. Having spent all of his formative years overseas, Dan is a product of the international school setting and a proud and grateful graduate of an ACSI school! An elementary teacher by training, Dan has worked both in the Christian school setting and in secular educational environments. He is passionate about addressing student needs related to cross-cultural identity, wellness, positive school culture and student leadership. Dan's interest in cross-cultural identity development culminated in a doctoral dissertation on the cross-cultural identity of Chinese students who are educated in a western-academic setting. He currently serves as the Upper School Dean of Students at Taipei American School.
Contact the conference coordinator for more information.
Conference Registration will open June 6!
Conference price includes lunches and snacks during the conference-Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, two snack breaks on Thursday and Friday, and one snack break on Saturday. Price does not include airfare, hotel, evening dinners, airport transportation to and from the hotel, public transportation to and from the conference or preconference courses.
ACSI Member School Full-Conference Registration
Early rate: $350 per person until July 31, 2018
Standard rate: $375 per person, August 1, 2018 to October 26, 2018
Nonmember Member School Full-Conference Registration
Early rate: $450 per person until July 31, 2018
Standard rate: $475 per person, August 1, 2018 to October 26, 2018
Registration will close on October 26, 2018
21 November Preconference ONLY (open to member schools and non-member schools): starting at $55— pre-conference course fee includes lunch, and snack breaks.
ICEC Asia 2018 will feature a mobile app for your conference planning. Stay tuned for details.
ICEC will begin on Wednesday, November 21 with a series of optional preconference courses from 0900 to 1600. The full conference will begin at 0800 on Thursday, November 22 ending at 1600 on Saturday, November 24, 2018.
Download the draft conference schedule.
Download the printable workshop schedule when available.
Preconference Course Options will be posted soon!
Workshop Options and Proposals
If you would like to submit a proposal to present a workshop in your field of expertise, please use this form.
Each conference delegate is responsible to determine whether or not they require a visa to enter Malaysia.
Request a letter of invitation
We have a block of rooms available at the conference hotel, the Hilton Petaling Jaya. Rates are approximately $100usd per room/per night (single or double based on availability). Each delegate will be responsible for booking their own accommodations at this very favorable rate. The room block is set up for Nov 20-24 only. If you need to extend your stay before or after that date, please contact the Hilton directly (email address is in the description on the booking site) to receive our special rate. Hilton Petaling Jaya booking link.
You may book rooms outside the Hilton however, you will be responsible for travel costs to and from the conference daily.
Exhibitor and Ad/Sponsor opportunities are available for ICEC Kuala Lumpur 2018. Please view the Exhibitor and Sponsor Pricing Guide for all available opportunities. Please email the conference coordinator and with questions or to get registered with exhibitor or sponsor package.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Conference registration fees will be refunded, less the following fees:
1. Cancellations prior to September 1 will receive a full refund of registration fees.
2. Cancellations prior to October 31 will be charged 25% of the registration fees paid.
3. There will be no registration fee reimbursement after October 31.
Hotel charges are subject to the cancellation policy of the hotel.
Child Safety Protection Network
CSPN Conference - 26-28 November, 2018
The Child Safety Protection Network ITT (CSPN) is a three-day event offering intensive training for how to respond to child abuse reports according to CSPN Best Practice Standards.
Just after ICEC, The Child Safety & Protection Network Response Team Training (RTT) provides three days of intensive modular training on how to respond to child safety reports. For more information and to register for the CSPN conference, please visit their website.
PFO prepares Christian educators and staff, boarding personnel, administrators, and their families for service in Christian international schools abroad.
Professional development (PD) opportunities are nearly universal in the experiences of U.S. educators, both in public school settings and in Christian schools. The question of which PD strategies are most effective has become more critical in recent years, as schools face increasing internal and external pressures to improve student outcomes and optimize instructional expenditures. As a result, many school leaders are seeking to identify PD opportunities with high return on investment (ROI) in terms of student learning and achievement.
In an effort to address this issue systematically, a comprehensive literature synthesis was commissioned by ACSI (Swaner 2016). The synthesis, which surveyed over 500 scholarly articles and resources over the past 20 years, asked the question, “What are best practices in PD for Christian school teachers and leaders?” While little research was found specific to Christian education, what was available corroborated much of the broader literature on PD in K–12 schools. A set of characteristics of effective PD were identified in the literature, as well as a range of practices for which there exists research on their effectiveness. The synthesis also reviewed the evidence for the importance of cultures of continuous improvement to the effectiveness of any PD efforts.
Avoid Walking the Plank, or at Least Reduce the Splash!
Article on School Choice and the Christian School by Joshual D. Reichard.
The issue of school choice requires more than simply stating that Christian schooling should be accessible to families. ACSI is taking an assertive position to help make education choice a reality for families that currently are unable to access Christian schooling.