About the 2019 Annual Conference
Annual IC3 Conference
28-29 August 2019 – Mumbai, India
The Annual IC3 Conference brings together higher education representatives for a collaborative dialogue on issues that drive sustainable and inclusive counseling practices focused on student success. With a view that career and college counseling is as important as teaching Mathematics or English in high schools, IC3 aims to empower high schools with professional development opportunities to ensure that students find the best answers to questions like “what to study,” “where to study,” and “how to make it happen.” Through the Annual IC3 Conference, IC3 Regional Forums and the IC3 Institute, the IC3 movement envisions that every high school in South Asia and the surrounding region will run a robust, well-resourced career and college counseling office.
2018 Annual Conference Highlights
High School Delegates
Sessions Over 2 Days
Benefits to Universities
Benefits to Organizations
The Annual IC3 Conference features exciting keynote addresses, networking opportunities, and sessions for high school leaders, counselors, teachers, university admissions and university leaders.
Vice President Marketing, Bennett University (Times of India Group), India
The IC3 Conference is easily the foremost platform which brings together prominent global universities, schools, education counselors, assessment services and other education sector stakeholders as keen participants to alter the higher education scenario in India. Every single panel or discussion is centered around the students and their progression from school to university education. The organization by the IC3 team is of the highest quality. The only problem a participant is likely to face is the problem of plenty, with many parallel sessions and making the choice about which ones to miss.
Assistant Director, Student Recruitment, Ryerson University, Canada
The IC3 Conference is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with engaged international colleagues. As a Canadian university, this conference provided a concentrated platform to thoroughly understand student mobility trends and post secondary interests from Indian counsellors. Program sessions were thoughtful, diversified and provided tangible takeaways. Ryerson University looks forward to continuing to work with our Indian counterparts at this invaluable higher education event.
Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.
Last year, I attended the IC3 Conference and IC3 Presidential Forum. The Forum provided a smaller setting with university and school leaders from many parts of the globe to hear about shared topics of interest. I returned to my campus very energized about the IC3 movement and highly recommended my Chancellor and his Associate Chancellor attend this year.
Director of International Admission, Rollins College, U.S
The sessions were all excellent and informative. I really enjoyed meeting and interacting with counselors and principals from different parts of the regions that usually don't have the opportunity to attend other conferences. If you recruit in India and Southeast Asia, you will not regret attending this conference because you will make some great connections that will compliment your recruitment.
CEO, InitialView, China
Last cycle, the number of students from India who were doing our interviews caught us by surprise, and we quickly realized that we needed to come up the curve fast. We were looking for a way to meaningfully connect with top Indian counselors and better understand their context, and IC3 provided us with that opportunity at just the right time. For us, it was a valuable chance to learn more about the students from India who we now interview on a daily basis.
Andrew G. White IV
Sr. Associate Director, Graduate Business Recruitment, Hofstra University, U.S.
The IC3 Conference was an excellent opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded education professionals. The leadership team of the conference is absolutely focused on facilitating productive interaction between college counselors and university representatives that will well-serve future college students. This conference was informative and inspiring and has, indeed, sparked something special!
Thank you for making [the IC3 Conference] such a worthwhile experience. The workshops were relevant and very helpful. I especially liked your selection of plenary speakers. I have heard nothing but praises from all those who attended the conference.
Associate Director, Enrollment Management & Student Success, Drexel University, U.S.
After attending and presenting at the inaugural IC3 in Mumbai, it quickly became clear to me that the conference was founded upon the mutual passions for empowering youth espoused by both secondary school and higher education professionals. There is nothing quite like it in India. I believe IC3 will play an important role in the future of U.S. India educational relations.
Principal, Centre Point School, Nagpur, India
The event provided a great opportunity for making connections between people linked by their interest in contributing to education. The ambience was warm and relaxed, the discussions constructive; an openness was there to accommodate very divergent viewpoints. The breakaway sessions were designed to provide choices so that each one could attend their “right” fit sessions.
Senior Director, International Strategy & Outreach, The College Board
Conferences such as IC3 bring together a fantastic and diverse set of counselors and other school leaders. The high quality discussions generated by the event are invaluable for those supporting the aspirations of students in India. With the dynamic nature of international university admissions, it’s important for the school communities to share insights, experience and expertise and to learn continually from one another.
Director, International Undergraduate Enrolment, Queen’s University, Canada
The IC3 Conference is now a must attend event on my calendar. I was very impressed by the quality and diversity of the attendees; from the school principals and counselors who represent the most progressive and internationally focused schools from across India, to the wide range of representatives from high quality colleges and universities. The Indian education sector continues to grow and evolve at a very fast pace and conferences such as IC3 are invaluable.
Director – Education & Principal, Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane, India
It was a wonderful experience hearing the distinguished speakers and interacting with them after the event. The sessions were truly enriching. Thank you once again for giving us this opportunity.
Director, International Admissions, Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.
School counselors understand the abilities, needs, and goals of students, on multiple planes. A counselor’s input – as liaison, and sometimes advocate – cannot be overstated. Indiana University looks forward to seeing many of Asia’s leading schools at the IC3 Conference.
Career and Guidance Counselor, Stonehill International School, India
IC3 is a movement and reform in college guidance that India has never seen before. The learnings through breakout sessions, peer interactions and university exhibits has had a tremendous impact on my college counselling practices. Having influential people under one roof is a magnanimous task in itself and the IC3 team has done everything to ensure each moment becomes an experience. It was humbling to witness immense talent, enthusiasm and positive energy all throughout the conference. I can't wait to attend the next one.
High School Counselor, American International School Chennai, India
As a first time IC3 attendee, I was impressed by the variety of sessions, opportunities for networking, and the overall organization of the conference. More importantly, IC3's mission of increasing college counseling opportunities in India is something that I truly believe in. I'm already looking forward to next year's conference in Mumbai!
Amrita Singh K.C.
Academic Counselor, Ullens School, Nepal
Connect, engage and enrich – IC3 has been a wonderful platform to connect with various stakeholders, to engage in constructive discussion and to enrich the quality of work that we do. The program sessions were relevant and provided meaningful insight into the current trends and best practices in counseling. Thank you IC3 – I am already looking forward to many more such superlative experiences.
Ganesh Datt Bhatt
College Head, GEMS Group, Nepal
IC3 is a platform for educators, career counselors, and guidance counselors. This is an amazing platform for teachers to educate students which career to opt for, as subject-wise or career-wise. There are people from different countries across the world and this is an amazing experience of sharing, exchanging ideas and practices.
India & Sri Lanka Advisor, Education in Ireland, India
This was the first year that I attended the IC3 conference. Besides the connections that you make at the conference, I have met number of schools at the conference. At the IC3 Fair & Symposium, I observed that IC3 not only works with designated Host Schools but also has other schools from the neighboring area that attend the fairs ; which I’ve never seen at any other conference.
Head-Guidance Counseling, The Emerald Heights International School, Indore, India
IC3 is my soulmate! It has brought the best in me and in an impossible way. I have widened my horizons in every possible way, which I had never thought of. I cannot define my favorite IC3 moment because it's not one moment, rather it’s living each moment here. It has tapped into the potential in me, in my school, in my students and I’m really happy to see the changes. IC3 is creating a great change. Thank you IC3!
Director of Development, Woodstock School, India
This is my third year at the IC3 Conference. Its just an incredible coming together a community of people willing, wanting to make a difference. The movement/revolution have come such a long way. The three different C’s that come to my mind that I can relate to IC3 are Community, Camaraderie and Consistency. Usually, at conferences there is a feel-good factor at the end of it without any follow-up, but with IC3 Institute and IC3 Regional Forums, I think there is a genuine attempt at wanting to make a difference. I’m a big believer that this movement will carry on and will genuinely see positive results over time.