Growing Talent

April 29 – May 1, 2024
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre | Calgary, AB

Growing talent for a resilient future

CICan’s annual Connection Conference is the only event of its kind. Hosted in collaboration with Bow Valley College and SAIT, this year’s theme will offer postsecondary leaders and stakeholders from across Canada and around the world the opportunity to discuss, share, and be inspired by how we are growing talent for success in a rapidly changing world.

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Keynote Speakers

Linda Nazareth

More to come

New in 2023

What to expect

CICan’s annual conference attracts over 1,200 attendees from around the world; It is a networking goldmine and a learning accelerator for postsecondary professionals. The 2024 Connection Conference will be guided by seven streams and will feature thought-provoking panels, transformative workshops, and keynote addresses by world-renowned speakers. This event is designed to be beneficial for leaders at every level within the college and institute system.

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Absolutely humbled to attend this captivating and engaging session. Such a powerful story and such amazing entrepreneurial spirit. Attendee

A Message from our Hosts

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) 

CICan is the voice of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries.

World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP)

WFCP is an international network of over 50 colleges and associations of colleges that share leading-edge education strategies and best practices to increase workforce employability in countries around the world.


Charting a Path to Net-Zero

This discussion will focus on providing accessible and tangible inspiration to institutions of varying sizes and budgets, aiming to empower and drive behavioral change within their reach. Delegates will be equipped with the necessary tools for effecting this transformation, shedding light on how colleges and institutes can maximize their potential to combat global climate change.

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Connection B2B Zone

This year’s Connection B2B Zone will offer greater opportunities to renew and forge business relationships between institutions, partners, and industry at the national and international level. It is open to all congress attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.

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What are past attendees are saying...

Excellent and thought provoking. Attendee