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Annual Conference

CISC Annual Conference

1-2 February 2024

The Vale Resort, Pontyclun, CF72 8JY

CISC Conference 2024 takes its place as the third in a trilogy of conferences which have focused on dialogue – Synodality in 2022, ‘Conversations at The Well’ in 2023 and now, in 2024, the ‘Formational Dialogue’ of who we as, Headteachers, our pupils and students – indeed, our whole school communities – are called to be as Communities of Faith in the 21st Century.

We’re thrilled to announce that our discernment will be led by our Guest Speaker and internationally renowned Catholic Writer & Speaker – Sr. Dr. Gemma Simmonds C.J. – who, along with other guests, will accompany support, challenge and extend our thinking within the unique spirit of the CISC Conference experience.

So come and join us in Wales with our host school – St John’s Cardiff – for our 2024 Conference: Here I am, Lord…Who am I called to be? There’s a CISC welcome in the valleys awaiting each and every one of you!

The programme is firming up with the usual mix of keynote addresses, hosted conversations and workshops. Approximate timings and the programme schedule are outlined below.

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Outline programme:

Thursday 1 February

9.30am – 10.45am – Arrival exhibition, registration and refreshments

10.50am – Welcome – Dr Maureen Glackin

10.55am – Morning Prayer

11.05am – 11.15am – Chair’s Welcome

11.15am – 12.30pm – Keynote Address

12.30pm – Lunch reception with exhibitors

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Keynote Address

2.30pm – 3.00pm – CISC AGM

3.00pm – 3.30pm – Exhibition and refreshments

3.30pm – 4.15pm – Workshop 1

4.25pm – 5.10pm – Workshop 2

5.15pm – 6.30pm – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

7.00pm – Pre-dinner drinks reception with exhibitors

7.45pm – Conference Dinner

Friday 2 February

9.15am – 10.15am – Celebration of Mass

10.15am – 11.15am – Exhibition and refreshments

11.15am – 12.15pm – Keynote Address

12.15pm – 12.30pm – Conclusion and thanks

12.30pm – 1.30pm – Lunch reception with exhibitors and depart

Bookings will be available online through our partner TryBooking. We hope that their expertise in event bookings will ensure a smooth experience for you. Preferred payment is online card payment. For those without this facility or who may require an invoice, please contact us for instructions on how to process this online in advance of making your booking.

As always, we are on hand to assist you in this process should you need it so please do get in touch via email to if you have any questions.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

The CISC Annual Conference generally attracts in the region of 80-100 delegates, with an exhibition for around 20 businesses. This is one of the most popular educational conferences in the calendar: big enough to be worthwhile in terms of business leads with time enough to allow for meaningful conversations and relationships to be initiated. In addition, CISC organises a programme of short conferences and webinars for key groups of staff in CISC schools, such as heads, governors, deputies, bursars and Heads of RS.

CISC is known for building meaningful and ongoing relationships with sponsors through reciprocally beneficial collaborations.  As such, we have three sponsor relationships available across a broad range of cost options. There are also additional opportunities to sponsor key Conference events such as pre-dinner drinks or the Conference dinner, creating additional exposure for your organisation.

Sponsors and exhibitors interested in joining us at this event can find further information here: CISC EXHIBITOR AND PARTNER INFORMATION

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