acmi conference 2019


Association of Christians Ministering Among Internationals (ACMI)

The 2019 ACMI Annual Conference GLOBAL CAMPUS: Babel or Pentecost will be held in downtown Toronto, Canada June 13-15, 2019. Our venue will be the University of Toronto’s Wycliffe College. The conference verse is Acts 17:26, and its theme is Re-gathering scattered nations; re-forming a global culture. 

ACMI is glad to be holding its annual conference again in Canada, in the exciting and multi-cultural city of Toronto! GLOBAL CAMPUS will be a truly unique gathering featuring a breadth of staff workers and volunteers, international student ministry leaders, university personnel, and church representatives from across North America and beyond! For those engaged or considering launching in ISM, this is the place to be in 2019 - register today. Those ministering among us as plenary speakers for GLOBAL CAMPUS:


Ed Stetzer

Dr. Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center there. Stetzer is a seasoned pastor, church planter, and trainer of the same. He also serves as North American Regional Director for the Lausanne Movement. Stetzer has authored a dozen books and is an editor for CT.


Lisa Espineli Chinn

Lisa Espineli Chinn is a leadership and ministry coach, cross-cultural trainer, and missions consultant. She is a staff specialist with InterVarsity/USA, for whom she served fourteen years as National Director of International Student Ministry. Chinn is a sought-after speaker and author of books related to the crucial issue of reentry to the home country of international students.


Yaw Perbi

Dr. Perbi is President of the largest ISM in Canada, International Student Ministries Canada. He also serves as co-chair of the Lausanne Movement’s global issue group for ISM and on the ACMI Board of Directors. Additionally, Perbi is founder and Global CEO of the HuD Group, focused on emerging leadership development and author of many books including Amazon bestseller and ISM-focused Thinking Outside the Window.


T.V. Thomas

Dr. T.V. Thomas is originally from Malaysia and current serves in Canada as Director of the Centre for Evangelism and World Mission. Thomas has served on the faculty of the Canadian Theological Seminary, and as Chair of Evangelism there. He is also Board Chair for several global ministry entities including Ethnic America Network, the Lausanne Movement’s Global Diaspora Network, and Global Mobilization Network.

GLOBAL CAMPUS will also offer four super seminars and over twenty workshops on a variety of ISM-specific topics. To learn more about workshops and submit a proposal click here. The deadline for workshop submissions is March 7. In addition, the conference will feature other learning opportunities (super seminars and TED talks) and plenty of time for networking with others.

To register for ACMI Conference 2019 GLOBAL CAMPUS click here. Dormitory style and Apartment style housing for 3 nights are purchasable during registration. To view registration costs, click here.

For advance travel planning, on-site registration will open June 13 at 1pm, with the first event being dinner at 5:30pm. The conference will conclude on June 15 at 9:30pm. Questions may be directed to conference leadership at

TYNDALE CERTIFICATE IN INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE FOR SERVING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS GLOBAL CAMPUS registrants are being offered a special price of ONLY $239.00 USD for this course, which also includes an IDI assessment and 20-minute personal debrief. For more information on Toronto’s Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM)Centre, click here. You may indicate your interest in this course when completing the Conference registration form to receive a promo code to be used on the TIM website. Registration for the course is separate from Conference registration.

To learn more about the vision and conference content for ACMI Conference 2019 GLOBAL CAMPUS visit this site. Those paying in Canadian dollars will register through that site.