iCON 2018

June 25 - June 30, 2018

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee 

  Convention Site

Join us for our International Convention! Practice leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills in a high-energy, Christ-centered environment. Renowned guest speakers, advanced labs, and themed activities give students and coaches at every level a chance to develop competence and character while working alongside peers and mentors who are passionate about making a difference in today's culture.

Stay Up to Date with the Convention Site


  • Special Labs and Training
  • International Championship: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • International Student Leader Reception: Monday
  • Family Fun Picnic: Tuesday
  • Synergy Reception: Wednesday evening
  • Coaches Luncheon: Thursday
  • Formal Banquet: Friday night
  • iCON T-shirt - all participants get a t-shirt!
  • Inspiring Guest Speakers
  • Homeschooling Toward the Future 1 Day Event


Dr. Jimmy McCollum

Professor, Communication and Journalism

Jimmy McCollum has been on the Lipscomb faculty since 1989. He earned his master's degree in journalism at the University of Tennessee. He holds a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Alabama, where he completed a dissertation on pacing in children's television programming. He served as a researcher for the Institute for Communication Research, where he worked with the Nickelodeon network. Along with teaching, he advises Lipscomb's student news service and directs the Tennessee High School Press Association.

Jeannie Burlowski

Speaker, Author

Jeannie Burlowski is a full time academic strategist and speaker, and she is the author of the book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward. Her writing and speaking help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, NerdWallet, and US News and World Report.

Tami Heim

President & CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance

Tami Heim has been the president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance, headquartered in San Clemente, CA, since January 2012. Her professional career includes executive leadership experience in the technology, marketing, publishing and retail industries. She has served as a partner in The A Group – Brand Development, executive vice president and chief publishing officer for Thomas Nelson Publishers, and as the president of Borders, Inc.

Jennifer Black

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Jenny runs a boutique practice in Franklin, TN that focuses on training therapists in best practices for quality care and sustainable work. She has been married for almost 25 years and she and her husband and have a 17 year old daughter and a 18 year old son. She studies how exposure and relationship to media affects mental health and personal development. She is currently researching avenues to build resilience and promote healing specifically targeted to the individuals traumatized by media. Her children are her best teachers. She regularly speaks on these topics to students, teachers, therapists and other professionals. 

Dr. Teresa M. Moon

ICC President/CEO

ICC founder, Dr. Teresa Moon continues to serve as the organization’s President and CEO. Her mentees have spoken at the White House, Congress, the G8 Summit, the United Nations and in a dozen other countries. After 30 years of training organizational leaders, teachers, parents, students, and youth workers in every state in America, and in Canada, China, and Singapore, Dr. Moon is more committed than ever to equipping authentic leaders who engage and transform culture. Dr. Moon is a nationally recognized speaker, leadership consultant, author, communications coach, and President of Communicators Advantage Project (CAP), a publishing and consulting company. Teresa enjoys thought provoking books and movies, leisurely lunches and walks, bold coffees and ideas, and brainstorming culture and the future with Millennials. Her favorite Millennials are her two grown sons, Wendell and Devin. Teresa and her husband David call Tennessee home.

Dr. Scott Wilcher

ICC Board Member

Dr. Scott Wilcher serves as a consultant to churches that hope to reach young people more effectively. After 30 years of working with adolescents and their families, Scott now writes, preaches, and trains with an eye toward the reformation of youth and young adult ministry in the Church.

Mary Gunther

ICC Chief Influence Officer

Mary Gunther understands what it means to operate in a rapidly changing environment. And she likes it that way! A graduate in the 2nd class of women from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 and mother of nine, she has been involved in leadership education for the past 25+ years. After attending her first ICC conference in 2005, she brought ICC conferences to Maryland and started the first ICC Chapter. Mary’s interests are varied and diverse: from graphic design, organizational health, strategic action, latest tech trends, and visual storytelling. Along with her experience and training in leadership development, Mary holds a certificate in Art Integration across Curriculum from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as well as a certificate in Christian Nonprofit Leadership from Christian Leadership Alliance. She assumed her current role  Chief Influence Officer in May 2017. Mary lives in Annapolis MD with her husband and a rapidly changing at any time number of children.

Dr. Stacey Campbell

ICC Board Member

Having grown up on a farm in Missouri, Stacey escaped as soon as he could to explore the stable world of television and film production. After tiring of awards, spotlights, and red carpets, he joined a group of friends to start a church in north Denver that set out to use the arts to help people’s stories interact with God’s Story. Stacey’s heart for the church took him to Florida, then back to Colorado where he served as Executive Pastor for over a decade. A business owner, Stacey has helped launch and lead non-profits and consulted with organizations to increase profits, effectiveness, and impact. These pursuits enable him to live out his deepest passions in life - sharing stories with good friends; creating weird ideas - too big to pull off by himself; helping others be surprised by Jesus; and empowering people to be the best version of themselves that God designed. Stacey earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Radio & Television and Film & Photography, and a Masters of Biblical Counseling. He is completing a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership with his forthcoming book calling Christians to cultivate restorative grace-filled cultures. He loves camping, hiking, good books, good films, and stage acting. He especially enjoys bugging his wife and three teenagers - who he loves a lot. He has two dogs, a Boston Terrier and a Yellow Lab. The dogs know sign language. The kids don’t. Dr. Campbell joined the Board of Directors of ICC in May 2014.


Young Communicators for Christ (6 - 10 year olds)

Young Communicators for Christ (YCC) explore our iCON theme: Changing Perception while learning they already have influence. These young communicators will learn and practice the basics of excellent storytelling using their eyes, voice, body, mind, and energy.


Starts Monday, June 25. Official YCC programming begins on Wednesday morning, June 27th. All YCC students will need parental supervision until that time.


$350 without housing

LEAP (11 - 12 year olds)

These speakers will discover and practice using ICC’s public speaking formula (P3 + R3 = C3). They will exercise communicating with confidence, compassion, and conviction. All the while, they will enjoy safe and interactive learning environments with fun-loving, relevant instructors.


Starts Monday, June 25. Five nights.


$575 without housing

iEMPOWER (13-18 year olds)

13-18 year olds will receive training in competence, character, and connection. These influencers will build communication and leadership skills through challenging and fun hands-on activities, interactive peer discussions, and the practice of soft skills in a safe environment.


Starts Monday, June 25. Five nights.


$575 without housing

Apprentices (APPs)

Speakers who participate in the Apprentice track will help prepare for and lead the YCC speakers in a variety of activities and lessons. Apprentices will assist iCON interns and staff with responsibilities in track management. Apprentices also are mentored in labs that catapult their emerging leadership skills to the next level.


Starts Monday, June 25. Five nights.


$575 without housing

Recommended Staff Assistant (RSA)

As a Recommended Staff Assistant (RSA) you'll be working on a team of your peers to create an experience both "behind the scenes" and on the stage. You'll be developing your skills as a character-driven servant leader as you support special events, and set up and take down facility venues, and prep for events within the event. While spending time in community, you’ll receive training in leadership and followership; event preparation; servant leadership; team dynamics; emotional intelligence; intergenerational working relationships; and a host of relevant topics for today’s emerging leaders. The iCON experience will launch you into readiness for your future ICC leadership roles.


Starts Sunday, June 24. Includes required iRSA online training ($99 value) beginning April in the Academy. RSA’s are required to stay in on-campus housing.

$750 must register by 4/30

FUSE (College/Career)

Join us in the FUSE track if you want lots of wisdom and lots of fun with other famous (or infamous) ICC alumni! Learn how to launch yourself forward in life on Thursday. Connect with the ICC community and learn the latest innovations, global expansion news and join us for a formal banquet on Friday. Come with us on the Nashville coffee shop trek on Saturday as we go to breakfast with Dr. Scott Wilcher. Stay on for our picnic at the park, and more fun activities in the city of Music City! We can't wait to see you there!


Thursday dinner - Saturday morning check-out. Formal Banquet ticket included.


$259 without housing

$375 for extra day (Wednesday dinner arrival). $315 for extra day without housing.




Starts Monday, June 25. Five nights.


$449 without housing


1 Extra Night - Coach/Spouse/Student

Adds Sunday night + meals to package. Parental supervision required for students not in a leadership role.


$79 without housing

2 Extra Nights - Coach/Spouse/Student

Adds Sat and Sun night + meals to package. Parental supervision required for students not in a leadership role.


$149 without housing


Starts Monday, June 25. Five nights.


$350 without housing

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Interested in sponsoring at the ICC International Convention: 2018?

Please contact Michele Wilcher | Operations Manager
P: 757.553.6424
E: michele.wilcher@iccinc.org