In Retrospect Series: An Attendee's Experience at the 2023 World Congress
Thursday, June 29, 2023

Written by Irene Kimani, Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology, Nakuru, Kenya

I wish to express my deep appreciation for the incredible experience I had attending the WFCP Congress 2023 in Canada. It was truly an event that left a lasting impact on me, and I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to participate.  From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the vibrant atmosphere and the remarkable gathering of professionals and experts from around the world. The Congress provided an incredible platform for the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and best practices and I was privileged to be a part of this global dialogue.

The diverse range of keynote speakers and presenters was awe-inspiring. The depth and breadth of their expertise provided invaluable insights and perspectives that expanded my understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing education today. I was particularly impressed by the thought-provoking discussions on the sustainable development goals, advancements in technology, and the importance of fostering inclusivity and diversity in learning environments.  Moreover, the Congress facilitated numerous networking opportunities, enabling me to connect with passionate educators, administrators, and industry leaders from different countries and educational institutions. The exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices during these interactions was truly enriching. I gained a fresh perspective on educational systems worldwide and forged meaningful connections that I believe will continue to influence my professional journey. The variety of sessions offered something for everyone, allowing attendees to tailor their experience to their specific interests and professional goals.

Attending the WFCP Congress 2023 was a transformative experience for me. It broadened my horizons, challenged my assumptions, and ignited a renewed passion for education. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to be part of such a remarkable event, and look forward to applying the knowledge and insights gained to create a positive impact in my own educational community.

Irene Kimani

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics organizes a World Congress every 1-2 years. The international gathering attracts 1000+ experts and professionals in the field of professional technical education and training from all continents. The WFCP 2023 Congress was held in Montréal, Canada, from April 23– 25, 2023. Hosted by Colleges and Institutes Canada, the Congress’ theme of ‘Collective Intelligence’ resonated with the amazing host city, Montréal, renowned as a hub of cultural, environmental, social and artificial intelligence!

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