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World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics

World Congresses

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics organises a world congress every two years.  The international gathering attracts very large numbers of experts and professionals in the field of applied higher education from all continents.

The 2016 Congress will mark the 8th meeting of the Federation. The previous World Congresses and the host organizations are:

  • 1999 World Congress: Québec, Canada (Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) [formerly Association of Canadian Community Colleges])
  • 2003 World Congress: Melbourne, Australia (TAFE Directors Australia (TDA))
  • 2005 World Congress: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2008 World Congress: New York City, USA (American Association of Community Colleges (AACC))
  • 2010 World Congress: Birmingham, UK (Association of Colleges (AoC))
  • 2012 World Congress: Halifax, Canada (CICan)
  • 2014 World Congress: Beijing, China (China Education International Exchange Association (CEAIE))
  • 2016 World Congress: Vitória, Brazil (Conselho Nacional das Instituições da Rede Federal de Educação Profissional, Científica e Tecnológica (Conif))

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