#WFCP18: Call for Speaker Proposals Open
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Speaker proposals for the 2018 World Congress in Melbourne are now being accepted. Speakers will contribute to the discussions of the Congress theme: Preparing for the Skills Future, Now and to the Congress outcomes as leaders in the professional and technical education sector gather to consider disruption to the economy, education, and labour market.

As technological advances encroach on an increasing number of jobs, workers will need a different set of competencies, which will impact the education and training process. Workers will need to harness knowledge, creativity, innovation, and problem solving to prepare for jobs that require a more generic set of skills, rather than skills for narrowly defined jobs.

The Call for Speaker Proposals welcomes submissions for both the Congress, as key notes and break-out session speakers, as well as workshop sessions in line with the Federation’s seven affinity groups (Access to Learning and Employment; Applied Research and Innovation; Entrepreneurship; Green Colleges; Higher Technical Skills; Leadership Development; and, Student Support Services). The break-out sessions fall under four themes:

  • The changing nature of work;
  • The future of professional and technical teaching and learning;
  • The future for colleges and polytechnics; and,
  • Ensuring no one is left behind, especially displaced persons.

More information on the Call, including the break-out session sub-themes, can be found in the Call for Speaker Proposals document enclosed below.

Both individual and panel proposals are being accepted. The Call for Speaker proposals will be open until February 19th, 2018 (Australian Eastern Daylight-Saving Time). Speakers will be informed if their proposal has been accepted by mid-March 2018. The 2018 World Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia from October 8-10, 2018.

You can learn more by viewing the Call for Speaker Proposals document below or visiting the World Congress website.

For further enquiries, please contact the Secretariat or Jen Bahen of TAFE Directors Australia.

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Enclosed: Call for Speaker Proposals


For more information:

Tresanna Hassanally
Director, World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics
613-746-2222 ext. 3141
Twitter: @wfcpsecretariat

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