About

Join us for the largest gathering of Christian higher education professionals at our 2022 International Forum in Dallas, TX. We will convene as the Christian higher education community for three days of keynote speakers, relevant concurrent sessions, and time for worship, prayer, and connection with campus leaders from across the country and around the world.

Every four years, in lieu of stand-alone peer group conferences, the CCCU hosts the International Forum, which gathers campus representatives spanning all levels of leadership, from presidents, cabinet members, and trustees to student development, campus ministry, academic affairs, communications, advancement, enrollment, and financial aid leaders.

Together we will tackle some of the most pressing trends and issues facing Christian higher education and highlight the invaluable role of Christian colleges & universities as we look towards the future.

Plenary Speakers

The 2022 International Forum will feature a lineup of dynamic plenary speakers.

Bryan Stevenson

Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama, the author of the bestseller Just Mercy, and a professor of law at the New York University School of Law. Stevenson has argued and won multiple cases at the United States Supreme Court, and he and his staff have won reversals, relief, or release from prison for over 135 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row and won relief for hundreds of others wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced. Stevenson’s work has won him numerous awards, and he has received over 40 honorary doctoral degrees. 

Walter Kim

President, National Association of Evangelicals

Walter Kim is president of the National Association of Evangelicals. He has previously served at Boston’s historic Park Street Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church, Virginia, where he currently serves as teacher-in-residence. He has spent nearly three decades preaching, writing, and engaging in collaborative leadership to connect the Bible to the significant intellectual, cultural, and social issues of the day. He provides theological and cultural commentary to leading news outlets, including The Washington Post, Christianity Today, The New York Times, and CNN. He also serves on the boards of Christianity Today and World Relief, and on the advisory council of Gordon College. 

Shaylyn Romney Garrett

Author & Social Entrepreneur

Shaylyn Romney Garrett is a writer who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of connection, community, and healing in a fragmented world. Her work includes the portraits of religious communities across the United States in American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. She is a founding contributor to the Aspen Institute’s initiative, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, and writes about her personal journey back to community on her blog, Project Reconnect. Garrett has also had a successful career as a social entrepreneur. With her husband, James Garrett, she co-founded Think Unlimited, a nonprofit venture working to catalyze social innovation in the Middle East. 

Program

We will have concurrent sessions dedicated to 10 relevant themes for Christian higher education.

Advocacy & Public Policy
Christians in the Public Square
Distinctives of Christian Higher Education
Enrollment & Demographics
Ethics & Technology
Financial Health & Resource Development
Human Sexuality
Innovating for the Future
Leadership
Racial & Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion

Registration & Pricing

Don't miss the opportunity to join campus leaders from across the country and around the world.

Hotel & Travel

We will be returning to the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX for this event.

Sponsors

Our valued partners make this event possible, and we are looking for organizations who are interested in partnering with us to serve as a sponsor/exhibitor.