ACU Education Executive Symposium Rome 2019

The Symposium will bring together Chief Executives and Senior Executives of Catholic education organisations to challenge one another to identify solutions to contemporary Catholic education issues.


Start date

23 September 2019

End date

29 September 2019


ACU, Rome Campus

‘Catholic Education Perspectives in an Increasingly Secular World’

The 2019 program is structured with extensive discussion between delegates, international speakers and senior Vatican Curia, of the relevance of Catholic education within an increasingly secular world. Together with colleagues, delegates will:

  • Consider the role of Mission in shaping spiritual identity within Catholic education
  • Discuss the current funding landscape and how Catholic education can shape this conversation
  • Actively consider the accountability frameworks that operate at both State and Federal levels and the implications for Catholic education
  • Participate in conversations about critical formation of executive leadership teams
  • Share perspectives on the role of Catholic education within the broader, and increasingly secular, education system.

2019 Symposium Program

Download the latest version of the 2019 ACU Education Executive Symposium Program (PDF, 940KB). A final version will be emailed to registered delegates in late September 2019. 


Speakers at this event will include senior members of the Vatican Curia including from:

  • Secretariat of State
  • Congregation for Catholic Education
  • Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
  • Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation
  • Professor Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Exclusive guided tours are included and include:

  • Mass under St Peter’s Basilica
  • Tour of Community of Sant’Edigio Cathedral and Refugee School
  • Two-day Formation Tour of Siena


Please note that this event is by invitation only.

See fees and register to attend

Accommodation Information

Hotel Indigo Rome - St George (25 minutes from ACU Rome Campus)

Via Giulia 62,
Rome 00186

Gran Meliá Rome (30 min walk from ACU Rome Campus)
Via del Gianicolo 3, 00165 Roma
+39 06 925 901            

VOI Hotel Donna Camilla Savelli Rome (5 min walk from ACU Rome Campus)
Via Garibaldi 27, 00153 Roma
+39 06 588 861            

Grand Hotel del Gianicolo (10 min walk from ACU Rome Campus)
Via delle Mura Gianicolensi 107, 00152 Roma
+39 06 5833 3405

Contact Us

For more information or to discuss the Education Executive Symposium Rome 2019, please contact:

Catherine Lees
Manager Strategic Partnerships or call +61 2 9739 2761

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