Conventions and Council Meetings

Conventions and council

Our meetings are key events on the ICP agenda

The ICP Convention is a biennial event that brings together both members and guests to learn from and share with pre eminent educators, world leaders, national political identities, researchers and principals. ICP Conventions are a very significant event on the international education calendar with in excess of 1500 principals in attendance. They also provide the host country or province with an opportunity to highlight their education policies and practices.

Previous conventions were held in the following locations:

2019 (Shanghai) China

2017 ( Cape Town) South Africa

2015 (Helsinki) Finland

2013 (Cairns) Australia

2011 ( Toronto) Canada

2009 ( Singapore) Singapore

2007 ( Auckland) New Zealand

2005 ( Cape Town) South Africa

2003 ( Edinburgh) Scotland

2001 (Gyeongji) South Korea

1999 ( Helsinki) Finland

1997 ( Boston) United States of America

1995 ( Sydney) Australia

1993 ( Geneva) Switzerland



Council meetings occur at least once a year, with the council meeting attached to the convention every second year.

Council provides members with an opportunity to learn about education practices and policies specifically as it relates to the role of the school principals as they work to improve student learning outcomes.

The council is conducted as a forum for members to discuss and share issues and to determine future focus for the ICP.

Due to the pandemic ICP Council in 2020 and 2021 were conducted as online meetings.

In October 2022 the ICP Executive hosted a Council Meeting in Singapore with support from our members and colleagues from Academy of Principals Singapore

Planning is now under way for the 2023 Council, which will be held in Rovaniemi ( Finnish Lapland) in mid September.

What We Do

Conventions & Council Meetings

September 2023 Emerging Leaders Forum and Council+ meeting

September 2023 Emerging Leaders Forum and Council+ meeting

EVENT REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Dates:Sept 20-21 - 2023 Emerging Leaders ForumSept 22-24 - 2023 Council+ in Finnish Lapland VenueSanta's Hotel Rovaniemi ProgrammeInteractive workshops, international discussions, relevant and applicable research, transferable...

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Council Plus October 28-30 October, Singapore

‘Only Connect’ is the advice that E.M. Forster offers at the beginning of his novel ‘Howards End’. For a long time that quotation has seemed to sum up the work of ICP, as we promote connection between school leaders across the world. In the light of this it is...

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August Update: Council Plus

One of the few positive effects of the Pandemic was that it made us all realise how much we valued things that we had previously taken for granted. The poet Edward Thomas wrote that ‘to name a thing beloved we sometimes fail’ and I think that there is great truth in...

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