2018 Speaker Lineup


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Events and Plenary Speakers

The lineup for this year’s ACCS Annual Conference in Dallas continues to grow, providing more speakers, networking opportunities, and activities. We look forward to the inaugural performance of the ACCS Honors Choir on Friday evening. Our pre-conferences include Leader’s Day, Latin, Science, and Marketing. The Foundations Track for teachers is back with new and improved content.

Thursday evening, join us for 90 Minutes to Promote Your School! We’ve created 3 talks you can use to promote classical Christian education. You’re invited to be our audience! Brooke Hempell from Barna Research talks Gen-Z trends that point us to the need for classical Christian education. Davies Owens shows “Big E vs. Little E education” (a new version of his Q talk). And, Tom Velasco will speak on virtue in education. He’s the engaging speaker you probably have never heard of! And, see the finished version of Geronimo! Amen.


We welcome our plenary guest speakers this year:
John MacArthur
Well known as an author, pastor, and president of The Master’s University, Dr. MacArthur supports classical Christian education and seeks to encourage the national movement. Find out more: Grace to You

Alistair Begg
Dr. Begg is the pastor of Parkside Church in Cleveland and is a strong supporter of classical Christian education. He is the host of the long time radio broadcast, “Truth For Life,” and author of numerous books. Find out more: Truth for Life

Grant Horner
Back by popular demand, Dr. Horner is an author, professor at The Master’s University, involved with Trinity Classical School, and is an engaging and motivational speaker for classical Christian educators. Find out more: The Master’s University Faculty

Douglas Wilson
As a founder of the movement and pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, Douglas Wilson continues to offer fresh insight and provokes us to go further up and further into classical Christian education. Find out more: Douglas Wilson on Amazon

George Grant
Pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Franklin, TN, George Grant founded Franklin Classical School in Franklin, served as assistant to D. James Kennedy, taught at Knox Theological Seminary, and is the author of more than 60 books. Find out more: George Grant Talks with the CiRCE Institute

Matt Whitling
Mr. Whitling earns annual acclaim as our most popular practical speaker. His insights cut classroom management down to size, remind us of our real purpose, and challenge us to live what we believe. Find out more: Matt Whitling 2017 Conference Talk

Louis Markos
While you could buy Dr. Markos’ DVDs from The Teaching Company, you wouldn’t hear these lectures. Enjoy his scholarship and humor live this year at the ACCS conference. Markos is the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and Professor of English at Houston Baptist University. Find out more: Louis Markos 2017 Conference Talk

We hope you will join us in Dallas on June 20th-23rd.

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