Given the continuing concerns over COVID-19 and in keeping with the recommendations of public health officials and provincial Ministers to avoid large gatherings and limit non-essential travel, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CICan Connection Conference and related pre-conference activities that were scheduled to take place in Montreal, May 1st-5th.
Our primary concern has been, and will always remain, the health and well-being of our community – CICan members, sponsors, exhibitors and other stakeholders and partners. All registrants will be contacted shortly and will be eligible for a full reimbursement.
Thank you and we hope to see you at our 2021 CICan Connection Conference in Calgary!
Excellent and thought provoking.
For future-oriented leadership teams, including board members and CEOs, this stream will present sessions related to institutional planning, and creating institutional structures that drive change and capitalize on the diverse abilities of faculty, staff and technology.
Sessions in this stream will explore how to better orient institutions to ensure the success of their students, including creating inclusive and intelligent campus spaces, promoting both physical and mental health, and using new technologies to strengthen support services from application to career placement.
Education must adapt to tackle disruption in the classroom. This stream will explore how colleges and institutes can use innovative teaching and assessment methods to take learning beyond the typical classroom setting, including virtual and blended learning, traditional Indigenous ways of knowing, and work-integrated learning in the world of AI.
In the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, sessions in this stream will explore how colleges and institutes can expand their leadership role in contributing to pursue (or achieve) the SDG’s and ensure sustainability in multiple sectors, including curriculum development, solutions-oriented approaches to applied research, and designing smart green campuses.
This stream will present sessions related to building a culture of innovation on campus, encouraging students to pursue entrepreneurial ventures, incorporating applied research into curriculum, and developing intelligent solutions to tackle current challenges.
Expanding global intelligence and international strategy will be the focus of this stream. Sessions will cover the full range of international activities undertaken by colleges and institutes, including international student recruitment, TVET development and gender equality abroad, and inbound and outbound student mobility activities.
Be prepared to be engaged and challenged. We are taking our traditional networking sessions to a new level. The thought forums are open to all participants and will offer an opportunity to engage on hot topics, trading insights and first-hand experiences.