Annual Conference

Annual Conference – 17 & 18 January 2019

Planning is well underway for the CISC Conference 2019 which will be held at The Tower Hotel in St Katherine’s Dock, picturesquely sited on the banks of the Thames beside Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.

The theme of the conference is Faith-Full Leadership and we are very pleased to have two outstanding keynote speakers who have lived and written about this at the highest levels. Our keynote on Thursday is The Rt. Hon. The Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, PC former MP and governor of Hong Kong, now a cross bench peer in the House of Lords and Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Friday’s keynote is The Right Hon. Ruth Kelly, former Secretary of State for Education and current Pro-vice-Chancellor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

With workshops led by Stone King and Kingston Smith, Rise Theatre Company, Las Casas Institute and Nick Morrell from Westminster Cathedral Choir School, we have a conference that offers members the opportunity to be revived, refreshed and renewed in mind, body and spirit.

Details of how to book can be found here.

Bookings should be made on our website, using the online booking form, with payments made by either credit card or BACS. If you have any queries regarding your booking or require any assistance, please contact Paula Hawkins at

Members are encouraged to book their place as soon as possible and before the closing date on Friday 14 December.

Annual Conference 2018

The 2018 CISC annual conference was held at the Liverpool Hilton Hotel on 18 and 19 January 2018 and was well attended by CISC members and exhibitors. We were delighted to welcome Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of Liverpool Hope University and Dr. John Patterson, Principal of St. Vincent’s School for the Visually Impaired in Liverpool as our keynote speakers and a special video talk provided by Sir Ken Robinson.

We were especially pleased that representatives from our sponsor schools, St Mary’s Crosby and St Vincent’s, Liverpool were able to join us on the second day of the conference to share their hopes for the future before taking part in a special presentation to The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy.

The presentations, key documents and photo gallery from the conference will shortly be available in the Members’ Area.