2018 PD Forum - Chicago, IL

ACSI - Educating For The Common Good
2018 Professional Development Forum

Chicago, IL

October 11-12   | 8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Aurora Christian Schools Inc.,
2255 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506-6206
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Keynote Speakers

Ferguson ImageDr. Jay Ferguson is the headmaster of Grace Community School, Tyler, Texas. He practiced law for 10 years and, in 2002, joined Grace as development director before assuming the headmaster role in 2003. He's written extensively on Christian education and training children, including his weekly blog, The Head and the Heart. 

Dr. Todd Marrah 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).

Dr. Barrett Mosbacker is head of school for Westminster Christian Academy (Saint Louis, MO). He is also an adjunct professor at Covenant College teaching school business management in the graduate program. Prior to his work in Christian education, Dr. Mosbacker worked for several U.S. corporations and as a management consultant to the Legal Services Corp. (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Mosbacker received his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Also Featuring

Featured Speaker

Christopher Brooks

Urban Apologetics
Featured Speaker

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
10:05 AM  — Breakout Session #1 
11:30 AM  — Keynote Session #2    
12:15 PM  — Lunch 
  1:30 PM  — Breakout Session #2   
  2:55 PM  — Peer-to-Peer                                    3:45 PM  — General Session
  4:30 PM  — End of Day One 

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

Attendee Resources

A detailed schedule, speaker resources, and more can be found in the ACSI Community.

ACSI Community Page


Candlewood Suites Aurora-Naperville   
2625 W Sullivan Road, Aurora IL 60506  
Rates from $79
Reserve your room by September 8 by using this link for the best rate.

Holiday Inn Aurora North 
2424 W Sullivan Road, Aurora IL 60506 
Rates from $115
Reserve your room by September 26 by using this link for the best rate.


Chick-fil-A will be at registration on Thursday to place orders for lunch.



  • Early Registration (by Aug 15) $139
  • Standard $149
  • Walk-in $159


  • Standard (Register by Sept 28) $189
  • Walk-in $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.