About

Conferences and events have certainly not been spared from the impacts of COVID-19 that can truly be felt everywhere. As such, we have decided to make CICan’s 2021 conference fully virtual which provides an opportunity to welcome a broader community of attendees, including those who might not normally be able to attend an in-person conference.

The theme Changing Narratives reflects how the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced post-secondary institutions to dramatically change the way they operated – from the classroom to the boardroom. Not only has “how” we teach and learn changed, so too has “what” we teach. As the labour market re-invents itself, graduates must have the relevant skills and competencies to contribute to Canada’s prosperity and sustainability.

Conference at a Glance

Conference Streams

The conference is organized into six streams. As colleges and institutes are helping rewrite the future of post-secondary education, sessions will address opportunities and lessons learned for the future as we navigate through the new COVID-19 reality. Indigenous education, diversity and inclusion are also included as cross-cutting topics across the different streams.

  • Governing Excellence
  • Wiring for Student Success
  • Hacking Education
  • Driving Innovation
  • Embodying Sustainability,
  • Going Global

What to Expect

  • 1500+ delegates.
  • 50+ live and recorded sessions and presentations
  • 100+ speakers from Canada and Globally
  • Comprehensive, easy-to-use virtual platform
  • Innovative and engaging keynote speakers
  • Thought Forums on critical issues facing post-secondary education
  • Virtual exhibits hall ‘Marketplace’ featuring products and services
  • Opportunity to engage one on one or in small group conversations
  • Access to Conference recordings post Conference