Your Invitation

Join us at International Christian Educators Conference–Asia 2023

Jakarta, Indonesia


26-29 November 2023


The International Christian Educator Conference (ICEC) is ACSI’s premier international PD event that encourages teachers and leaders working at member international Christian schools. ICEC Asia 2023 will be held on 26-29 November 2023 on the beautiful campus of Sekolah Pelita Harapan - Lippo Village in Jakarta, Indonesia. This conference will showcase engaging and inspiring keynote speakers, a variety of excellent teacher-to-teacher workshops, and time for connection through small group discussions.

Leaders from ALL ACSI regions are heartily invited to attend.


Theme – or Why We Gather at ICEC

The global/international office of ACSI has hosted ICEC-type gatherings around the world for well over 30 years and has used various and sundry themes each time. Underlying each event was another more common theme that drives our invitation to you dear educators all these years. And that theme is found in Hebrews 10:24, And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Why do we invite you to travel great distances to join us ICEC? So that you can gain from an intentional environment where you will be spurred on in your calling as a Christian educator and leader. Spurred on to what? To love and good deeds! Jesus has called each of us to not only love all who enter our hallways and classrooms, but he has also called us to deeper and more intentional good deeds in our practice as professional educators. ICEC will provide plenty of opportunities to network, to learn from one another, to grow, to love more deeply and return to your specific calling encouraged to keep on loving and doing good. See you there!  

Conference registration will include access to all keynote sessions, workshops, and coffee breaks and lunches during the conference. Hotel accommodation/package rates and evening dinners are not included. Registration does not include preconference course registration - see preconference tab for more details.

  • ACSI International Member School Conference Registration | $400
  • Non–Member International School Conference Registration | $500

Registration deadline is 3 November.



If you are working in a national Indonesian Christian school (not international) please reach out to us ( about special rates to attend ICEC. (The conference will be conducted entirely in English.)


Cancellation Fees

ACSI REFUND POLICY: Except in cases of medical emergency, urgent family emergency, school crisis there will be no refunds for pre-registered events. If you or a pre-registered member/delegate from your school is unable to attend an event, you are encouraged to send a substitute, such as a board member, other staff member, or an interested parent. Refunds that are given are subject to a service charge of $50 per registrant, which will be deducted from the refund amount. Reach out to the Event Coordinator,, for questions.



You will earn valuable CEUs based on your attendance in the conference.

Hotel Accommodations:

See options here.

Getting around Jakarta:

See options here.


Keynote Team

Dr. Dave Benson

Director of Culture and Discipleship, The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC)Dave Benson

Dave is a leading thinker and researcher on the role of faith in 21st-Century western culture. Formerly a high school teacher, then lecturer at Malyon Theological College in Brisbane, Australia, he now heads up the LICC’s work for Culture & Discipleship. In part, this role includes consultation with theological education institutions toward forming whole-life disciplemakers ( His mission is to cultivate disciples with wisdom for the way of Christ in a post-Christendom culture. His 2016 Ph.D project entitled ‘Schools, Scripture and Secularisation’ considers the telos of competing curricular visions and the place of sacred texts in secular education. Dave is the lead editor of Transforming Vocation: Connecting Theology, Church, and the Workplace for a Flourishing World (Wipf & Stock 2021).

Keynote Topics:

  • Keynote 1: God’s Curriculum
  • Keynote 2: Disenchantment, Diversity, and Disciplemaking: A Process for Christlike Schooling in Post-Christendom Times

Workshop Topics:

  • Re-Imagining Education as a Journey Toward Shalom
  • Whole-Life Education: A Guide to Forming Wise Peacemakers through Whatever You Teach



Dr. Gavin Brettenny

ACSI Associate Vice President Global Strategic Development 

Gavin Brettenny

Dr Gavin Brettenny lived most of his life in South Africa. He and his wife, Beverley, currently reside in Florida, USA. As ACSI Associate Vice President for global strategy, Dr Brettenny works with ACSI Global leaders and other global actors to equip and support national associations to advance, advocate for and increase access to quality Christian education around the world. His experience in K-12 Christian school leadership includes being Head of a national Christian School in South Africa, which he transitioned onto Cambridge international examinations, and Head of an international Christian school in Germany. Gavin and Bev’s two adult sons completed elementary and middle schooling in South Africa and secondary school in Europe at the schools where their father was Head of School. Gavin’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education, a post-graduate diploma in secondary education, a master’s in organizational leadership and a PhD in a ground-breaking study of the influence of transformational leadership behaviours on school improvement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 



Lauren Wells

Founder & CEO of TCK TrainingLauren Wells

Lauren Wells is the founder and CEO of TCK Training and author of Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids, The Grief Tower, and Unstacking Your Grief Tower. She is an Adult TCK who spent her teenage years in Tanzania, East Africa. She sits on the board of the TCK Care Accreditation as Vice Chair and is part of the TCK Training Research Team focusing on preventive care research in the TCK population.  

Keynote Topic: Cultivating Thriving Third-Culture Kids (TCKs).

Workshop Topics:

  • Navigating Transitions and Change with TCKs
  • International School Specific Research
  • Unstacking the Grief Tower



Roslyn Barnes

Preconference Speaker, International Summit on Spiritual Formation and Biblical InstructionRoslyn Barnes (1)

Roslyn lives in Budapest, Hungary, where she serves with the ACSI Europe team providing support for Christian schools across the continent, and at the International Christian School of Budapest helping with curriculum and professional development. Before moving to Hungary in 2017 she taught Bible and Social Studies in her home country (Australia) and at two international Christian schools in Africa.  Roslyn is passionate about supporting Christian teachers to live out their faith in the classroom, and equipping young people to read the Bible for themselves and apply it to their lives.


Dr. Jan Dormer

Preconference Speaker, TESOL Basics: Foundations for Working with English Language LearnersJan Dormer (1)

Dr. Jan Dormer has worked with English learners and trained English teachers for over 30 years. Having worked in Indonesia, Brazil and Kenya, Jan brings to her work a strong understanding of the needs of English learners in international Christian schools. Jan has authored numerous books, including ELT Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to English Language Teaching (2023) and What School Leaders Need to Know About English Learners (2016), both published by TESOL Press. Jan is also the author of two ACSI textbooks in the EFL series, Passport to Adventure, as well as several books on language learning published by Jan maintains a website providing free materials: Jan is Director of TESOL and ESL at Taylor University, and would love to talk with anyone interested in Taylor’s fully online TESOL Licensure Program!


Michael McNabb

Preconference Speaker, Inspire Accreditation CourseMichael McNabb


Workshops & Pre-Conferences

Peer to peer workshops at ICEC are the heart and soul of our conference. You are heartily invited to submit your workshop proposal here. Presenting a workshop is a wonderful opportunity to share your passion, your new idea, your success across a number of educational areas. Learn about our workshop process and submit your best proposal(s) using our ICEC workshop submission form HERE

Workshops are included in your main conference registration.


Pre-Conference Registration Price: $75.00. Pre-Conference will take place on Sunday, 26 November. This event is separate from the conference. Details coming soon.

Pre-Conference Topics:

  • TESOL Basics: Foundations for Working with English Language Learners with Dr. Jan Dormer: This workshop provides an overview of foundational concepts and skills in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Whether new or review for you, the content will help you work more effectively with English learners. We will begin with foundational concepts about language: how languages work, and how new languages are acquired. On this foundation, we build an understanding of the kinds of experiences learners of English need in school, to make progress in acquiring the English language. Issues such as learner differences in age, proficiency level and native language will be addressed. Hot topics such as English learners with special needs and the training needs of mainstream teachers will be discussed. The workshop will include abundant opportunities for discussion and the sharing of particular school concerns and needs with regard to English learners. Active and engaged experiential learning will be used to learn research-supported strategies and techniques that are effective for English learners. Participants will receive excerpts from Dr. Jan Dormer’s newest book, ELT Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to English Language Teaching. In addition, three copies of Jan’s book will be raffled off at end of the session.
  • Inspire Accreditation Course: This course will look at the Inspire accreditation process and protocol from start to finish. Inspire is the first complete rewrite of ACSI’s accreditation protocol since 2008.  Significant changes in Inspire will be highlighted. Standards and indicators have been rewritten, manuals and handbooks have been revised, there’s more emphasis on collaboration, the process has been streamlined, and a totally new set of addendums have been developed. The whole process from application through implementation of the Accreditation Action Plan is better structured and better organized. We will look at all these things and much more.
  • International Summit on Spiritual Formation and Biblical Instruction with Roslyn Barnes: Chaplains, Spiritual life directors and Bible teachers in international schools are invited to participate in this one-day summit on Spiritual Formation and Biblical Instruction.  We will be engaging with God’s word, with questions and ideas about best practice, and with each other as we consider how to grow our International Christian Schools as places that foster genuine spiritual transformation. 


We want to partner with you!

ICEC Asia provides you with an opportunity to get your product, message, degree, or opportunity to hundreds of teachers and leaders at influential, international Christian schools in Asia representing 20,000 students. Teachers and leaders at ACSI International Schools are always eager to hear about products and companies that can enhance their work of bringing Christian education to the children of the world. No matter your budget, we have a sponsorship opportunity for you.

2023 ICEC Asia Exhibitor Options

Please submit your interest via this form and our team will reach out with next steps.


Why be an exhibitor at ICEC? 

  1. ICEC pulls in teachers and leaders from international schools across Asia 

  2. We are expected 500-700 delegates for this conference

  3. The delegates will represent up to 90 international Christian schools in Asia 

  4. The member schools of Asia represent approximately 30,000 students, many of whom will graduate to attend colleges and universities in the English-speaking world 

  5. International schools are looking for strong providers and partners to help them fulfill their international purpose 

  6. Your sponsorship gets your message out to efficiently 

  7. Your marketing dollars will go further at this virtual event, requiring no travel or lodging 

Who is a good candidate to be an exhibitor at ICEC? 

  1. Christian Colleges and Universities looking to recruit international students 

  2. Christian Colleges offering education Master Degrees for teachers and leaders in international schools 

  3. Christian education consultants and job boards 

  4. School Systems Management providers

  5. International Insurance groups who serve expats

  6. Educational training programs 

  7. Service organizations 

  8. Online Course Providers 

  9. Curriculum and textbook providers (requires approval) 

  10. Assessment and testing organizations 

  11. Other – reach out to us to see if your organization is a good fit to our conference

*ACSI, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse or prohibit any vendor from participating in or otherwise exhibiting at a conference if such participation or exhibiting is contrary to or conflicts with ACSI's mission and values.