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WACE 20th World Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand

November 16, 2016 7:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts


WACE is delighted to announce that the 20th World Conference on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand June 5-8, 2017. The World Conference theme “New Challenges for CWIE in the 21st Century” was chosen to help stimulate a global conversation about the challenges facing CWIE programs and provide, through plenary sessions and presentations, potential solutions and strategies to deal with the challenges. The World Conference will be hosted through the alliance of TACE and our four Global Partners in Thailand: Suranaree University of Technology, Siam University, Sripatum University and Western Digital, Thailand. The host university will be Chiang Mai University.

Abstracts for Refereed Papers (Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research and Discussion), non-refereed papers, panels, workshops and Academic Posters are now being accepted. Please go to to access the Call for Abstracts information and online submission form. Deadline to submit a Refereed Paper Abstract is January 22, 2017. The deadline for all other abstracts is March 19, 2017

Registration for the 20th World Conference is now open and the registration information can be found on the World Conference website listed above.

The Opening Ceremony on June 6th will be a special event. The ceremony will encompass both the opening of the World Conference as well as the opening for the Thai Cooperative Education Day typically attended by 750 Thai cooperative education professionals.

The host city of Chiang Mai, referred to as Thailand’s “Rose of the North”, is a cultural and natural wonderland with ethnic diversity, a multitude of attractions and welcoming hospitality. There are many things to explore and discover in Chiang Mai from the famous Night Bazaar to the National Museum and Botanic Garden where you can soak up some local culture and breathe in the delicate fragrance of Thai orchids. In the city’s center, the remains of ancient walls embrace over 30 temples. Limber travelers can climb 300 stairs to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, an ornate Buddhist temple in the hills. This is a place to relax and recharge your batteries with fabulous food and leisurely wandering.

Chiang Mai offers a variety of accommodations from world class hotels to hostels. Getting to Chiang Mai is easy as it is serviced by a modern international airport and excellent rail service. Make your plans to attend the 20th World Conference, engage in thought provoking dialogue and experience the rich history and culture of Chiang Mai.

See you in Chiang Mai in June 2017!! For more information about the World Conference please access the website mentioned above or write to

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