22-25 September 2017

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

Call for abstracts

The 13th World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals is an excellent opportunity for school leaders, educators, academics and professionals in areas related to education to interact and share ideas and experiences with participants from both within as well as outside their own country and areas of specialization. The theme of the convention is “Brain Waves of Change”. We encourage abstracts focusing on the conference theme and specified topics listed below. Abstracts for two types of presentation are invited: Individual oral presentations: Each presenter having 30 minutes for presentation followed by a 10 minute discussion. Poster presentations: Posters will be displayed at the conference venue and authors will have time to interact with interested delegates to discuss posters.

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Adapted from a quote by Mahatma Gandhi

Conference theme and topics

The theme of the convention is “Brain Waves of Change”. Within this theme, we will focus on the following topics:

  • The neuroscience of learning
  • How technology is changing teaching and learning
  • Inspirational schooling
  • Radical leadership
  • Making teaching work with limited resources

Important dates

  • Abstract submission opening day: 18 October 2016
  • Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2017
  • Notification of acceptance by: 30 April 2017


The language of the conference is English, and all presentations are expected to be delivered in English. All oral presentations will be recorded on video and authors will need to give permission that this video material may be shared on the ICP conference website and materials. Abstracts should be no more 300 words. Abstracts should be in editable Microsoft Word format. The presenting author will be required to register for the conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final programme.

Submitting Abstracts

Please send all abstracts, clearly marked as abstracts in the subject line to

Contact us

XL Millennium Conference & Event Management
Logistics and Conference organisers
+27 21 590-7900

Linda Benwell
Project Director

Jacqui Bonello
Conference Administrator