Academic Institutions

Why Should My Academic Institution Participate?

As a member of the academic community and supporter of ICT-driven learning systems, your role is critical in shaping the knowledge economy needed to fill the ICT talent gap and drive innovation, and promoting an educated and skilled workforce across both developed and emerging nations. The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012) enables you to connect with your academic peers to share insights and lessons learned, as well as attract new investment opportunities for your institution’s research projects.

Over the past 30 years, this premier ICT event has attracted the highest levels of academia from around the world, as well as prominent government officials and industry experts in ICT. WCIT 2012 in Montréal will provide seven days of unparalleled networking and showcasing opportunities:

  • Showcase your educational programs and services. WCIT 2012 offers speaking opportunities to its academic partners, as well as exhibition space to showcase your institution’s ICT- related educational programs and services to more than 50,000 visitors.
  • Attract new government and private investment for your research projects. WCIT 2012 and its numerous satellite events offer a wealth of opportunities to network with prospective investors who may be interesting in funding your institution’s research projects. Many structured B2B, B2G and B2I meetings will be held.
  • Connect with your global academic peers. Reach out to deans, research scientists, and professors from around the world, in addition to industry and government officials. WCIT 2012 maximizes networking opportunities with the presence of more than 50,000 participants at the public exhibition.
  • Gain international media presence. WCIT 2012 is the perfect platform to trigger media publicity for your academic institution. Past congresses have received coverage from of 500+ publications, such as Fortune Magazine, The Economist and CNBC.

Who Should Attend?
University Presidents, Research Scientists, Professors, Instructional Designers, Educational Technologists


To receive more information about how your academic institution can participate, please fill out the form below.


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