April 29 to May 1, 2024

CICan Call for Proposals

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 across the country and around the world to network, share best practices, and be inspired. This unique event features keynote addresses, panels, and workshops, in a variety of streams that speak to all levels of leaders in the system.

About the Theme
Over 1200 participants will gather to reflect and discuss on how higher education is growing talent for a resilient future.

Growing talent for a resilient future is a critical part of building a workforce that involves cultivating skills, knowledge, and abilities to adapt and thrive in uncertain times, disruption, and evolving industry needs. Ultimately the future is unpredictable, and resilience is a key attribute to a graduate’s success in a rapidly changing world.

This theme resonates with our host institutions, Bow Valley College and SAIT, and with our amazing host city Calgary, renowned as a hub attracting and growing talent into areas like high tech, agriculture, energy and tourism.

About CICan

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
CICan is the national and international voice of Canada’s largest post-secondary education network. It advocates, builds capacity, and drives knowledge to strengthen Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes, CEGEPs, and polytechnics. With more than 95% of Canadians living within 50 km of a member institution, and thanks to its extensive reach around the globe, CICan works to future-proof communities in Canada and abroad.

We respectfully acknowledge that CICan’s offices in Ottawa are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation. https://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/

The Hosts

Bow Valley College
Bow Valley College is Calgary and the area’s only comprehensive college with 14,000 students in business, technology, entertainment arts, health, community studies, and foundational programs.

SAIT serves more than 50,000 students annually, offering certificate, diploma, post diploma, apprenticeship and applied degree programs, corporate training, continuing education and applied research.

About CICan

Welcome to Calgary

Calgary is a dynamic blend of warm western hospitality and big-city energy. It’s a destination that’s full of extraordinary experiences and unexpected adventures.

Visitors are sure to feel safe and comfortable strolling the city’s vibrant and compact downtown and bustling, character-filled neighbourhoods. From fly-fishing amongst the skyscrapers to sipping a pint in one of the city’s 40+ craft microbreweries, there’s an experience suited for every type of traveler. Plus, Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains are just an hour drive to the west, right in our backyard!

We look forward to seeing you in April!



Calgary Telus Convention Centre

120, 9 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB Canada, T2G 0P3

Submission period

October 23, 2023 - 00:00 until December 21, 2023 - 18:30

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact cican@intertaskconferences.com .

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