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The 2023 ACE Leadership Conference will be held October 15-17, 2023 on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.  This website will be updated regularly with registration information, schedule details, information about accommodations.  

The theme of the conference is “Fanning the Flame: Building Capacity for Sustainable Catholic School." The conference will provide an opportunity to learn from other Catholic school leaders from across the country, and gain insight into the challenges and issues you face in your work.  Attendees will come away with tangible tools to bring back to their schools and dioceses in four specific areas.


Registration fees for 2023 will be announced in Spring 2023.  

Call for Presentation Proposals

We are seeking sessions focused on Building Capacity from our colleagues in Catholic education (current Catholic school administrators, central office/network leaders, professors/researchers connected to Catholic education).  The sessions will be organized by four domains: Spiritual Leadership, Instructional Leadership,  Executive Management, and School Culture and will be 45 minutes in length.  Proposals can be submitted here and are due by April 15th.

Suggested topics can include, but are not limited to:


  • Nourishing faculty's faith lives
  • Integrating faith with core subjects
  • Cultivating communal prayer
  • Forming parents as partners in faith formation

  • Effective systems for faculty professional development
  • Instructional coaching strategies 
  • Establishing teacher leadership

  • Developing a parent ambassador program

  • Forming and empowering students as leaders of culture
  • Creating and sustaining a distinct Catholic school culture
  • Promoting in-depth understandings of the cultural and social context in which students learn
  • Advocating for justice as a school community



Phone: 574.631.6804