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Call for presentations now open!

We welcome presentations in both official languages and encourage bilingualism. Please be creative in your proposals and highlight how your session fits with the overall conference theme: Navigating Anew. Deadline to submit is November 8, 2021.

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New in 2021

What to expect

This year, CICan’s Connection conference is going entirely virtual! This will be an opportunity to welcome an even broader community of attendees during a series of dynamic presentations and workshops.

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Keynote Speakers

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Futurist & Humanist
CEO The Futures Agency
Ollivier Dyens

Ollivier Dyens

Founder and Co-Director
Building 21
Tanya Talaga

Tanya Talaga

Journalist & Author
CEO of Makwa Creative
Thomas Frey

Thomas Frey

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

Thought forums are an opportunity to engage directly with colleagues from across Canada and join a conversation about some of the more pressing issues facing colleges and institutes. This popular formula will be back this year in a virtual format.



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For the first time, our annual conference will use the Braindate app to help participants connect. This interactive platform provides a unique collaborative learning experience that transforms “networking” into meaningful knowledge exchange opportunities.

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What are past attendees are saying...

Excellent and thought provoking. Attendee