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Every Square Inch—
Declaring Christ's Lordship Over All of Life and Learning

Academics in the Alps
August 28-31, 2023
Credo House, Wilderswil, Switzerland

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Abraham Kuyper—“There is not one square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘This is mine!’”

A Spiritual and Intellectual Retreat

As followers of Jesus who serve in the academy, it is our privilege and calling to declare Christ’s lordship over every academic discipline and over all of life and learning.  This is our divine calling.


For years, professors and postgraduates have been requesting a Europe-wide gathering of academics that fits within Europe’s academic schedule.  It’s finally happening. 

Co-sponsored by The Leadership Anvil and
Komensky Institute of Prague
Ramsau (Berchtesgarden/Bavaria/Germany)

At the Academics in the Alps 2023 Conference, you will be equipped and empowered for your academic work and for the life of the mind.

  • You will connect with Christian academics representing a wide spectrum of disciplines from across Europe.  

  • You will be encouraged, realizing you are not alone; there are many others faithfully serving Christ in higher education.  

  • You will sharpen your Christian worldview and your apologetics skills.  

  • You will find resources which will aid in your research and teaching. 

  • You will hone your skills with workshops on best practices and spiritual development.

  • You will be equipped to face the challenges of isolation, hostility toward Christianity, secularism, discouragement, and temptations.

  • You will be inspired and prepared to launch an academic network in your city or nation.

         Join us for this special time of spiritual and intellectual challenge and refreshment.


Conference Schedule

Monday, August 28

15:00-18:00  Registration

18:15  Dinner

19:15  Plenary Session                       


Tuesday, August 29

8:00     Breakfast

9:00     Plenary Bible Study with Dr. Dirk Jongkind

10:00   Tea break

10:30   Parallel Sessions by Disciplines

12:15   Sack Lunch

Afternoon:  Free time to enjoy the Alps—organized hiking, nature walks, and  building relationships

18:15  Dinner

19:15  Plenary session


Wednesday, August 30

8:00     Breakfast

9:00     Plenary Bible Study with Dr. Dirk Jongkind

10:00   Tea break

10:30   Parallel Workshops on Christian Worldview 

12:15   Lunch

13:30   Parallel Sessions by Disciplines

15:00   Tea break

15:30  Free time to enjoy the Alps

18:15  Dinner

19:15   Plenary Session


Thursday, August 31

8:00     Breakfast

9:00     Plenary Bible Study

10:15   Parallel Sessions—Best Practices and Planning Academic Networks

11:15   Final plenary session

12:15   Lunch, farewells, and departure


Requirements for participation

What are the expectations for participants at the Academics in the Alps 2023 Conference?
  1. This is a gathering of academics and postgraduates who are intentional followers of Jesus, who can affirm that they have surrendered their lives unreservedly to Christ as their Savior and are committed to living in holy obedience to Him.

  2. This is a gathering of academics and postgraduates who affirm that the Bible is the inspired, fully trustworthy, and authoritative Word of God.

  3. Every participant takes full responsibility for obtaining visas and other travel documents and to pay all their travel costs to and from the conference.

  4. English is the language for all sessions, so each participant is expected to have the ability to both speak and understand English in this academic context.


If you meet these requirements, register today.   

Registration Fee

Before May 1, 2023: $320

May 1-August 4:  $395


The registration fee includes admission to all conference sessions, lodging for the nights of August 28, 29, and 30, and all meals and breaks from dinner, August 28, through lunch on August 31.

Married couples who register before May 1 are eligible for a special discounted rates of $592, or if they register between May 1 and August 4, $667.  


Plan to come early and stay late.  Since Credo House is a superb location for a retreat or holiday, participants are welcome to arrive on Sunday morning, August 27, and stay through Saturday morning, September 2. Additional nights are only $92/night. You can reserve these additional nights in the Additional Care section when you register.  The rate for children 5-14 is $41/night. 

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