Save the date! 2024 CICan Connection Conference
Growing Talent | April 29 - May 1, 2024 | Calgary, Alberta


The 2023 World Congress will offer a varied program, including workshops and presentations, as well as opportunities to network and engage with participants. With concurrent activities and a variety of streams, there should be something for everyone.


The congress will take place over three days, seven streams, and 50+ sessions. Explore the program, choose your favourite sessions, and select your personalized one-, two-, or three-day registration package.
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The congress is organized into seven streams, outlined below. All sessions will be future oriented, solutions based and address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Transforming Leadership and Governance
  • Supporting Teaching, Learning and Student Success
  • Demonstrating Leadership in Sustainability
  • Building and maintaining strong Industry Partnerships
  • Ensuring Safety, Security and Well-being
  • Advancing Indigenous Education
  • Embracing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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As part of the congress program there are several activities that will appeal to different groups of attendees. These activities provide an opportunity to further engage with colleagues with similar backgrounds or interests.
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WFCP Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are an essential element of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP). The groups bring together attendees to share and learn about topics which are especially relevant to professional, technical and vocational education and training.
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Join your colleagues at a variety of network meetings to discuss topics of common interest, such as the Presidents’ Leadership Network (PLN) (Closed session for Presidents and Directors General); the Governors’ Network Meeting (Closed session for Board Members); and others.
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Social activities

We are pleased to offer several social activities throughout the congress. These allow attendees to network with colleagues from across the world while getting a taste of the Montreal lifestyle.
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Presentation Gallery

Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting pre-recorded sessions in our online presentation gallery. This unique format means that participants will be able to engage with content at their leisure. In addition to live sessions, registration gives you unlimited access to these pre-recorded sessions! Stay tuned for more details!
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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. Stay tuned for more details!

College Visits

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is offering to World Congress 2023 delegates a unique opportunity to visit colleges located in Montréal as a complimentary offer. All institutions are CICan members and each feature unique and innovative programs that will have you chatting amongst colleagues and academia professionals alike.
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