WFCP 2016 World Congress: Program

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You can now view the program for the upcoming World Congress and Reditec in Vitória, Brazil on the Congress website. The theme of this year’s Congress is The Role of Professional Education in the 21st Century. Dr. Robert Cowen, an expert in comparative education, will open the Congress with an address about the trajectory of professional and technical education and training in the world. The second day of the event will feature a keynote by sociologist Domenico De Masi who will speak out the perspectives for 21st Century society.

Reditec is the annual event for leaders of federal institutions in Brazil; it will follow the Congress on September 26 and 27th. IFES, CONIF and the WFCP are pleased to invite Congress attendees to participate in Reditec events.

Registration for the Congress will begin on April 29th, 2016. Register before May 13th to take advantage of Early Bird pricing. Click here to see the rates for this year’s Congress, including the special rate for groups.

Please visit the Congress website to learn more about Vitória and plan your travel for #WFCP2016.

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Friday, September 23
08:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 12:00 Opening ceremony
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Federal Network 107 Year Anniversary Celebration
15:00 – 17:00 Opening Conference (Robert Cowen – comparative education expert). Theme: Professional education trajectory in the world
17:00 – 20:00 Opening cocktail

Saturday, September 24
09:00 – 11:00 Conference (Domenico De Masi – sociology of work and organizations expert). Theme: The perspectives for 21st Century society (Creative Idleness)
11:00 – 12:00 Art exhibition – local artists
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Roundtable 1
Themes: Science, Technology, Innovation and Environment;
Affinity Groups: “Applied Research and Innovation”; “Green Colleges”; “Higher Technical Skills”;
15:30 – 16:00 Cultural attractions
16:00 – 18:30 Roundtable 2
Theme: Social Inequality, Labor and Employment;
Affinity Groups “Student Support Services,” “Leadership Development”, “Access to Learning and Employment”, “Entrepreneurship”;

Sunday, September 25
09:00 – 11:00 AGs seminars
11:00 – 12:00 Best practice talk from award winners (part 1)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Best practice talk from award winners (part 2)
14:30 – 15:00 Cultural attraction
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:00 Closing ceremony
17:00 – 19:00 Closing cocktail

Reditec 2016

Monday, September 26 
09:00 – 12:00 Roundtable – Domenico De Masi, Robert Cowen, Education expert (TBD), Technology expert (TBD)
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Conference (TBD)
16:00 – 16:30 Best practices

Tuesday, September 27
09:00 – 12:00 Work groups
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:30 Regional meetings
16:30 – 18:00 Presentations
18:00 – 19:00 Closing ceremony

Note: All subscribers can participate in both events.

Sampaio - Vitoria beach
Untitled by Flickr user Lucas Sampaio via Creative Commons
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