frequently asked questions

Q. What should I wear?

A. All students are asked to wear Smart Casual attire which includes collared shirts or dress blouses with slacks/khakis/nice jeans or skirts/dresses. 

ICC encourages students to consider respect for others and appropriateness to the situation when choosing their wardrobe. A neat and professional appearance is one way we demonstrate care for others. 


Q. When do I need to arrive?

A. Check-in for all participants:  Thursday at 8:45 am

Arrival times for Student Leadership training vary.


Q. How can I provide my school administrators with documentation that my student was attending an educational event?

A. Our Event Participation Verification can be used to provide your school with the educational objectives of the conference. Inform the ICC staff early in the conference and they will have the signed forms at the close of the program on the last day.  


Q. What is the Coach/Parent Track?

A. We consider every parent their children’s first communications coach.  Parents are the ones who begin their child’s training and continue until they leave home. We provide training for coaches throughout the conference.  

Over the course of the two-day conference, we’ll provide interactive training to include:

  • Practical tips to help your students continue practicing communication after the conference

  • Imparting a vision for communicating their faith

  • Ways to integrate communications training across students’ education

  • Information about joining an ICC chapter


Q. Can my younger children, who are not participating in the conference, come with me to the coach session or join an older sibling?
All adult sessions and student labs are intended for registered participants only. The Coach Track is adults-only training. In order to fully engage in the training, parents are asked to arrange childcare for younger and nonparticipating children. They are welcome, however, to attend the evening program on Thursday as it is open to the public. 


Q: My student has special needs (autism, allergies, etc).  How are special needs managed during the conference?

A: We know that you understand the needs of your student the best.  If you believe these needs are easily managed, register your student and include comments to help us provide the best experience for your student.  If you anticipate removing your student from a session to provide special care such as medication or a special diet, please indicate this in your comments upon registration.  If you have more detailed needs, please contact your conference coordinator prior to registration to see if they can be accommodated. 


Q. What do I need to do if my student is attending without me?

A. Students not attending with a parent must be accompanied by a chaperone/guardian who will be present during the entire conference and responsible to address any needs or concerns of the student. The chaperone should also have written permission to authorize medical decisions in the event of an emergency for the student during the conference.  Chaperones must be at least 25 years old.


Q. What do I do if I can’t attend the conference after I’ve registered?

A. If you need to cancel your conference registration you can find our cancellation policy by clicking this link:   ICC Cancellation Policy