Pre-Congress Activities

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



PIN-WFCP Leadership Summit (EN)

April 20 – 22

The PIN-WFCP Leadership Summit is an opportunity for senior post secondary management attending the congress to engage in strategic thinking and share experiences about today’s key leadership issues. The theme for this year’s summit is “Transformation”.
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International Youth Camp (EN)

April 20 – 26

The Youth Camp of the 2023 WFCP World Congress is a residential retreat for students. Participants engage in social activities, discussions on issues facing the world, and develop a statement as “The Voice of the Youth” that is presented to the World Congress attendees.

The camp starts on Thursday, April 20 and concludes with the departure of participants on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Further details and registration will be posted in the coming weeks.
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CICan Applied Research Symposium (B/SI)

April 21 – 22

Accelerating Business and Community Innovation through Applied Research

Colleges and polytechnics are leaders in knowledge mobilization through applied research, and actively support inclusive economic growth by working in close collaboration with industry and community partners to drive innovation. This pre-World Congress symposium offers the opportunity to explore how we can better leverage this expertise and capacity across Canada and internationally, in order to accelerate innovation and commercialization, support small- and medium-sized enterprises to scale-up, and advance health and social innovation.

Futureproofing rural, remote, and northern communities Forum (B/EN)

April 21-22

The collective intelligence of colleges and institutes

Join your international and Canadian colleagues and stakeholders for an evening welcome reception, followed by a full day of engaging discussion around the unique approaches and opportunities within rural, remote and Northern institutions.

Topic areas to be discussed may include:

  • Transportation, infrastructure, Broadband internet
  • Climate change; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Net Zero
  • Attracting talent, immigration, outmigration
  • Wage gap, employment gap, inflation, recession

Registration includes admission to the evening welcome reception.

Getting to Gender Equality in TVET

Sunday, April 23 | 08:00 – 10:30

This panel will bring together representatives from international organizations to discuss the future of gender equality in TVET.