CICan’s annual conference is the only event of its kind in Canada. It provides an opportunity for college and institute leaders and stakeholders from all over the world to network, share best practices, and be inspired. This can’t-miss event features panels, workshops, and keynote addresses in a variety of streams that speak to all levels of leaders in the system.
Call for Presentations
Proposals will be accepted for workshops and panels until November 30, 2018.
We welcome presentations in both official languages and encourage bilingualism. Be creative in your proposals and please highlight how your session demonstrates the power of inclusion, a recipe for success!
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About the Theme
The conference theme this year is Inclusion: A Recipe for Success. Niagara College, this year’s host institution, chose this important topic inspired by the Niagara area’s longstanding history as a place of freedom and inclusion. For thousands of years, it was a place of peace for First Nations to meet and trade. It was one of the key northern termini of the Underground Railroad, later giving rise to the Niagara Movement which evolved into the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The Niagara area served as a symbol of peace between two nations following the War of 1812 and remains welcoming to immigrants from all over the world today with this proud legacy.
Inclusion is critical to postsecondary education in Canada as we grapple with reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, welcome newcomers to Canada, and create an educational environment that values diversity and is accessible to all learners.
The conference is organized into six streams, outlined below, with cross-cutting topics of relevance to each stream incorporated across the program: Indigenous Education and Applied Research and Innovation.
Team or individual proposals accepted. Workshops will run for 45, or 60 minutes, with emphasis on participant engagement.
Panel discussions are invited. They may be organized and submitted as a group by a coordinator, or an individual may submit a topic they would be willing to speak on. Panel presentations are planned for 45, or 60 minutes. The number of panelists may not exceed three presenters. Panel proposals must include how the panel will be moderated, either with a named moderator, or self-moderated by the panelists.
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Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan’s members add over $190B to Canada’s economy each year and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities.