2023 WACE World Conference

23rd WACE World Conference

The 23rd WACE World Conference will be held at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Canada, from Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30, 2023.

This international conference, organized by the World Association for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education (WACE), brings together leaders in industry, government and academia, as well as experts in cooperative education gather from around the world to present research and case studies, exchange information and know-how, and build human networks.

WACE 2023 World

Conference Theme

The theme of the WACE 2023 World Conference is: The future of work: engaging work-integrated learning to achieve innovation, entrepreneurship and economic recovery in an uncertain world

About WACE

WACE is the only international professional organization dedicated to developing, expanding, branding and advocating for cooperative & work-integrated education programs within industry and educational institutions.

Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education (CWIE) is a term created by WACE to acknowledge and embrace all forms of experiential learning utilized by industry and educational institutions to prepare the next generation of global professionals. CWIE is an encompassing term that includes: cooperative education, internships, semester in industry, international co-op exchanges, study abroad, research, clinical rotations, service learning and community service.

WACE strives to create, implement and maintain events, programs and services geared to the support and expansion of the Global Industry and Institutional Partners network and the entire CWIE community.

Notes about the 2023 Conference

WACE 2023 will be hosted in-person at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. However, as international restrictions and travel guidelines continue to evolve due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference format is subject to change.

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Submit your proposal

  • Submissions will be accepted up to December 9, 2022. Rolling submission and approval, we recommend early submission.
  • Proceedings paper submission February 14, 2023
  • Reviews returned March/April
  • Revised papers: April 28
  • Conference June 28
Abstracts for ORAL PRESENTATIONS (without proceedings paper)
  • Submissions will be accepted up to April 28, 2023.
  • Rolling submission and approval, we STRONGLY recommend early submission.
Guidelines for presentations that are not refereed papers:
  • Workshops (60 minutes);
  • Facilitated round table discussions (60 minutes);
  • Best practice showcase (15 minutes);
  • Poster (poster presentation session).
These submissions will be accepted upon determination by the responsible committee based on its appropriate topic (i.e. conference theme), diversity of presentations and space available in the program. 

To submit your Abstract, please use this link and complete each section.  

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