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ICETE C-25 Dubai

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C-25 - Welcome to Dubai

NEXT for Theological Education: ICETE’s 19th Global Gathering 

ICETE C-25 will be the central global event in decades to stimulate collective impacts across training sectors to strengthen Christ’s Church. Join hundreds from all regions of the world to consider how training for God’s people might have greater long-term impact for churches everywhere. Together, we will work towards practical ways in which theological education, in all its forms, can relevantly respond to the current realities and anticipated future challenges of God’s people in their contexts. C-25 includes four Zoom sessions and online forums ahead of time. Dubai will offer select working tracks, training workshops, impact teams, and ample free time for community and collaboration building.

ICETE C-22 in Izmir in November 2022 included 500 people from 80 countries, representing over 290 training ministries. We moved the needle on Formal and Non-Formal Theological Education Beyond Dialogue. Join us at C-25 as we build upon C-22 and advance what’s Next for TE

18:00 Monday 3 March 2025
13:00 Friday 7 March 2025

InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration opens April 30.

  • Registration fee includes 4 nights lodging (M-Th), all meals (Monday dinner through Friday lunch), and all conference expenses
  • Reduced rates for Majority World participants
  • Early-bird pricing until 3 September 2024
  • ICETE Members and Associates & Affiliates will receive a discount.

C-25 will take place at the Hotel InterContinental Festival City, which is conveniently located near the airport and with direct access to the Festival City Mall. Please do not book directly with the hotel. Your room will be booked in the ICETE room block as part of your registration and the cost is included in your registration fee. If you book with the hotel directly, you will still be responsible for the full registration fee. 

Interact with programs working in Orality, EthnoDoxology, Micro-credentials, Peace & Reconciliation, Grassroots Training, Online and Distance Learning, Mission Training, and more!

Working tracks may include topics such as:

  • Technology and Theological Education
  • The Arts in Ministry
  • Spiritual and Character Formation in Theological Education
  • Biblical and Ethical Leadership Practices
  • Contextual Teaching
  • Raising Up the Next Generation of Leaders
  • Encouraging and Enhancing Women’s Roles in Theological Education  

These tracks may change as we host online events and receive further feedback.

We will host four online sessions leading up to the event in March:

  • 13:00 UTC 15 March 2024
  • 13:00 UTC, 14 June 2024
  • 13:00 UTC, 11 October 2024
  • 13:00 UTC, 10 January 2025

Registration for these online events will be available soon.

ICETE has set up an online forum to encourage discussion about C-25 and other topics. You can access the forum here. You must register with a valid email address to view and participate in the forum.

Dubai has affordable flight connections to most major cities in the world and an accessible visa process.