Call for Proposals: 2020 World Congress

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics is now accepting bids to host its 10th World Congress in 2020. Bids will be accepted until June 30th, 2018 and the selected host informed by August 31st, 2018. The official announcement will be made at the 2018 World Congress closing ceremony, on October 8th, 2018.

The bi-annual congress is the hallmark of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics. Every two years, education professionals gather in a member country to hear the latest trends, best practices and network with their peers in the professional and technical education and training sector. The Congress programs are informed by the Federation’s Affinity Groups and the host nation’s local cultural flair.

The host nation bears the responsibility for planning the Congress. Hosting a World Congress involves working with the WFCP Board of Directors, arranging a venue, developing a funding plan, working with industry and local and international organizations to develop an exhibit hall, and forming local partnerships with educational institutions or agencies to help the program committee form a theme for the Congress, amongst others.

Securing a venue large enough to host our delegates is critical at an early stage and for this reason, please indicate your interest in hosting as soon as possible. Included below is the Federation’s Guide to Hosting the World Congress, which gives details on expectations of the host and the Congress in general. For your reference, the Melbourne 2018 bid is included below as well.

Proposals will be accepted only from member organizations or institutions. Please submit your bid, including a draft budget, by June 30th, 2018 to the Secretariat at If you have questions about the bid process or hosting the World Congress, please contact the Secretariat.

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