CICan’s Connection conference 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.

Who, what, when, where, why, and how?

We wrapped up our biggest-ever experiment in virtual learning and we hope you’ll agree it was a success! Our Connection Conference promised an immersive virtual experience to explore our changing narratives and reimagine the future of post-secondary education.

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Explore the full program

The new immersive virtual experience will take place over three days, six 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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Presentation Gallery

This year’s unique format means that participants will be able to engage with content in non-traditional ways. In addition to live sessions, registration gives you unlimited access to pre-recorded sessions available on demand in the online presentation gallery!
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The conference is organized into six streams, outlined below. 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

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Thought Forums

Be prepared for thoughtful and engaging discussions. Thought Forums are open to all registered participants and offer an opportunity to share insights and first-hand experiences on a variety of hot topics.
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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.

Whether you are a participant, an exhibitor or a sponsor, you can complete a profile then post one-on-one or group topics in the Topic Market. You will be able to connect through the chat feature before, during, and after the conference.
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Conference at a Glance

The conference will offer a full agenda, with several streams and sessions on a variety of topics. See our conference-at-a-glance to see how each day will unfold.
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