The Call for Proposals is closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. We are now reviewing the huge volume of proposals and will be announcing the program in March 2018. 

Themes and ideas:


  • Security as pro-active culture, not a blocker
  • Policy 
  • People 
  • Privacy


  • Big Data
  • Information Lifecycle Management
  • Data management and governance
  • Digital Knowledge and decision making
  • Database development and support / maintenance
  • Analytics and Business intelligence

Research Computing

  • Advanced Research Computing
  • Research portals
  • Bridging the gap between Research Computing and IT

Student Systems & Student Success

  • Systems and technologies that support student success
  • Teaching and Learning: evolution of technology
  • Student-led sessions: What works? What doesn’t?

Leading & Partnering

  • Strategic leadership and partnering
  • Institution-wide IT strategy
  • Change leadership
  • Prioritizing and budgeting for IT
  • Fiscal responsibility & risk

Technologies & Trends

  • Ensuring system interoperability, scalability, and extensibility
  • Cloud - IAAS vs PAAS; elastic secure clouds
  • Software -license management
  • Jupyter notebooks / tools
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Audio Visual


  • Professional development / keeping skills current / staying ahead of the tech curve
  • Diversity and inclusion 
  • IT staffing and organizational models

Proposal submissions are done in an external system by Ex Ordo.

The Ex Ordo submission page can be found at

The Ex Ordo site will help you create a submission easily. You will need to create an account in Ex Ordo to start.

You should be able to complete a simple submission well within ten minutes.  Once you start a submission, you can save your progress and return to add or fix information later if needed.

Where does my idea fit?

Having trouble deciding where your idea might fit in the themes above? We have developed this list in close consultation with our partners, drawing key topics for both CUCCIO and Compute Canada delegates. Guiding principles around these topic areas can be found on our Topics Details page.

What sessions types can I choose from?

We of course have 45-minute  presentation time slots, and there are different options for sharing your expertise. More information about the session types can be found on our Submission Types and Guidelines page.

CANHEIT-TECC 2018 : June 18-21