World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)

March 18, 2020


Dear Colleagues:

Due to the expanding COVID-19 pandemic in many countries and regions, the WCCI 2020 Conference originally scheduled for July 9-15 has been postponed to the new dates of November 1-7, 2020.  This postponement was taken in response to the anticipated barriers and challenges caused by the pandemic, such as travel bans, obtaining visas and the safety of delegates.

Understandably, many WCCI members planning to attend the Conference are concerned about the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.   The WCCI Board shares and acknowledges this concern and hence would like to further clarify our planning for holding the Conference:

  1. November 1-7, 2020 continues to be the rescheduled date for the Conference and all proposals which have been accepted will be accommodated in the program.
  2. The deadline to submit new proposals as well as early registration fees has been extended to the end of June, 2020.   WCCI cordially invites colleagues and members of educational and professional networks to consider attending the Conference.
  3. However, the WCCI Board will also be closely monitoring the situation in terms of the outcomes of the pandemic and its implications for the November re-scheduling.   The Board expresses our hope that the COVID-19 crisis can be ameliorated through the assertive efforts of Governments and the cooperation of concerned citizens. Hence you will be clearly informed by early to mid- July 2020about the rescheduled November dates.
  4. In the meantime, the Board is advising all delegates to avoid booking your air-tickets or other travel arrangements at this present time to avoid any inadvertent cancellation or refund penalties.  Please wait until the forthcoming July update to purchase your tickets.

May we express our appreciation for the interest and commitment of educators worldwide to contribute educational ideas, experiences and practices related to the Conference theme and to join the 50th Anniversary commemoration of WCCI.

Warmest regards
Toh Swee-Hin (S.H.Toh)
President, WCCI