PD Forum - Columbus OH

ACSI - Educating For The Common Good
2018 Professional Development Forum

Columbus, OH

November 1-2   | 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Grove City Christian School
4750 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 
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Keynote Speakers

Local Keynote Speaker

Dr. Vernard Gant is the director of the ACSI A.C.E. Student Success Center, which oversees more than 650 Christian schools throughout the nation that serve academically disenfranchised, culturally diverse, and/or economically disadvantaged children. He is a graduate of Columbia International University, Birmingham Theological Seminary, and Trinity University. Dr. Gant has been involved in urban ministry for nearly 40 years and in the parental choice movement for over 20 years.

Dr. Todd Marrah 
Todd serves as superintendent at Tree of Life Christian School and as executive pastor of Rock City Church in Columbus, Ohio where he recently helped launch a business and incubator center in the area. He is also a board member of the Columbus Dream Center and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). 


Also Featuring

Featured Speaker

Christopher Brooks

Urban Apologetics
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Beth Green

Director of Education,
Featured Speaker

Lynn Swaner

Director of Thought Leadership,
Featured Speaker

Roger Erdvig

Head Master,
Wilmington Christian School


Day One
  8:15 AM  — Worship
  8:30 AM  — Keynote Session #1  
  9:40 AM  — Morning Break/Vendors
10:05 AM  — Breakout Session #1
11:30 AM  — Keynote Session #2
12:15 PM  — Lunch 
  1:30 PM  — Breakout Session #2
  2:45 PM  — Break/Vendors                        
  3:00 PM  — Peer-to-Peer
  4:10 PM  — General Session
  4:00 PM  — End of Day One 

Day Two
  8:15 AM  — Worship
  8:40 AM  — Keynote Session #3
10:15 AM  — Breakout Session #3
 11:15 AM  — Break/Vendors
 11:30 AM  — Peer-to-Peer
 12:40 PM  — Closing Keynote
   1:00 PM  — Event Ends

Attendee Resources

Will be made available closer to the event.


Courtyard by Marriott Grove City  
1668 Buckeye Pl, Grove City, OH 43123 
Rates from $109
Reserve your room by September 28 online or by calling 614-782-8292 (code: ACSI Group) 

Drury Inn & Suites Columbus South
4109 Parkway Centre Dr, Grove City, OH 43123
Rates from $124
Reserve your room by September 28 by calling 800-325-0720 (code: Group #2341116)


Chik-Fil-A will be taking orders for lunch at time of registration.



  • Early Registration (by Aug 15) $139
  • Standard (Aug 16 until Oct 25)$149
  • Walk-in (Oct 26 until event)$159


  • Standard (Register by Oct 25) $189
  • Walk-in (Oct 26 until event)$199

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Earn CEUs

Each PD Forum attendee will earn 1.5 CEUs for the event and receive 12 months of ConNEXUS
Premium, providing access to on-demand courses and additional CEUs throughout the year.