Keynote and Invited Speakers

Charlotte Bonner

EAUC, the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education

Larissa Crawford

Founder and Managing Director
Future Ancestors Services Inc.

More to be announced!

Session Speakers

Anna Jessop

Project Manager, Facilities Management Systems
Nova Scotia Community College

Ardith Conway


Azra Khan

Pedagogical Counsellor, Human Resources
Dawson College

Brett Sharman

Professor & Program Coordinator, International Business Management
Confederation College

Cebert Adamson

Vice President, Academic
Mohawk College

Chris Adam

Director, Office of Sustainability
Dawson College

Christine Watson

Vice-President, Academic
RRC Polytech

Craig Morrison


Danielle Paige Jeancart

Indigenous Curriculum & Pedagogy Specialist
Humber College

David Sadoway

Faculty & Instructor. Geography & The Environment.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

David Santi

Dean of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship and Interim Dean, School for Climate Action
Mohawk College

Desiree Benson

Associate Vice President, Academics
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Desmond Augustus Campbell

Dean of the Faculty of Science & Technology
The Moneague College

Devon Jennings Lander

Communications & Engagement Consultant
Urban Systems

Diego Mandelbaum

Senior Vice President of Development
Creative Energy

Dr. Abimbola Abiola

Senior Technical Advisor for the South African Skill Training Enhancement Program (SASTEP)
Colleges and Institutes Canada

Frank Koreman

Project Manager
Akman Construction Ltd

Guillaume Maziade

Sustainable Development Coordinator
Cégep de St-Félicien

Gwen Machnee

Chair of Applied Research
Suncrest College

James Gordon

Environmental Sustainability Marketing and Communications Consultant

Jamie Hilland

Sustainable Transportation Consultant
Urban Systems

Jason Taylor

Department Head, Selkirk Technology Access Centre
Selkirk College

Jenn de Vera

Program Development, Office of Sustainability
Dawson College

Jesse Russell

Project Leader, Living Sustainability Centre
Canadore College

Jessica Burpee

John Abbott College

Justin Lasnier

Associate Dean, T&I
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Kimberly Daniels

Manager, Student Inclusion & Belonging
Humber College

Kory Wilson

Executive Director of Indigenous Initiatives & Partnerships

Lindsay Walker

Director, Sustainability
Humber College

Lucas Ozols-Mongeau

Manager of Planning and Sustainability
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Maria Mendes

Director, Environmental Stewardship & Campus Renewal
RRC Polytech

Marlee Prouxl

Program Coordinator, Health Initatives
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Martha MacGowan

Sustainability Technician
Nova Scotia Community College

Matthew Milovick

Vice-President Administration & Finance
Thompson Rivers University

Maureen Souply

TVET and Curriculum Specialist
Niagara College

Michael Anderson

Algonquin College

Michael Chapman

Manager, Infrastructure & Sustainability
Nova Scotia Community College

Michael Dean

Director of Carbon, Energy and Sustainability
Mohawk College

Moritz Schmidt

Manager of Operations, Young Africa Works in Kenya – TVET
Colleges and Institutes Canada

Nikki Louttit

Director of Trades
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute

Pascal Labonte

Environmental Advisor
Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Pat Bidart

Senior Technical Advisor
Colleges and Institutes Canada

Phil Dompierre

Crosier Kilgour

Quintin Miller

Regional Program Coordinator, T&I
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Sofia Rueda

Sustainable Energy and Transportation Specialist
Thompson Rivers University

Sydney Browne

Diamond Schmitt Architects

Sylvie Prescott

Director General
Cégep de St-Félicien
About our Connection Conference

Growing Talent

April 29 – May 1, 2024

Growing talent for a resilient future
CICan’s annual Connection Conference is the only event of its kind. Hosted in collaboration with Bow Valley College and SAIT, this year’s theme will offer postsecondary leaders and stakeholders from across Canada and around the world the opportunity to discuss, share, and be inspired by how we are growing talent for success in a rapidly changing world.

Code of Conduct & Duty of Care

As we begin holding events in person, the health and safety of all attendees remains our priority. Learn more about the extra steps in place to protect everyone attending our events in-person.