GCSLS is the foremost gathering of Christian education leaders worldwide. A biennial event, the 2017 Summit drew over 750 Christian education leaders from around the world, including the U.S., Canada, South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The 2019 Summit theme is Innovate, as participants work together to develop adaptive solutions to the current challenges and opportunities facing Christian education.
Learn with over 60 internationally known speakers & presenters
Hear cutting-edge thinking in interactive panels on marketing & enrollment, online/hybrid learning, diversity & inclusion, global Christian education, learning & spiritual formation, women in leadership, and innovative schools
Engage in work sessions & pre-summit offerings to catalyze innovation and best practice in your setting
Join colleagues in enjoying vibrant San Antonio, right on the River Walk and steps from the Alamo
January 30–February 1, 2019
The Summit begins with welcome receptions at 5:30 p.m. on the 30th followed by an opening program at 7 p.m.; it concludes at 3:45 p.m. on the 1st.
San Antonio, Texas
Strands and Speakers
Christian schools in the 21st century face complex challenges and opportunities. GCSLS 2019 will focus on innovation—or developing adaptive solutions to these challenges and opportunities—in the areas of catalyzing innovation: teaching, learning, and spiritual formation; the missional use of technology; engaging the culture for good; diversity and inclusion; and next generation leadership.
Ways to Participate
Be a Participant
Attend keynote and breakout sessions, network with other Christian school leaders, and give feedback during the summit via the GCSLS app. Enjoy the many opportunities for formal and informal discussions, all with the goal of catalyzing innovation in Christian education for the future of the Christian school movement.
Four pre-summit offerings sponsored by outside organizations are also available before the start of GCSLS 2019. Information and registration for these options are available on the Pre-Summit Offerings page.
Partner With Us
Sponsor and exhibitor space for GCSLS 2019 is now full. Thanks to all who have registered. If you have missed out, check back for future opportunities.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
The 2019 edition of GCSLS will take place at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio located in the heart of San Antonio’s historic downtown. Located on the San Antonio River Walk, the Grand Hyatt is within walking distance of the Alamodome, Tower of The Americas, and The Alamo. Please note that as of December 21, the conference hotel is sold out. However, there are several other hotel options within walking vicinity of the Grand Hyatt, still on the Riverwalk.
A limited number of overflow rooms have been reserved for GCSLS attendees at the Hampton Inn (414 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205, USA, +1-210-225-8500). Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until January 15th. Reserve online or call and mention group code “ACS”.