This Year’s World Congress on Information Technology Will Be In Montreal

It’s been announced that the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) will be held in Montréal this year. The event will be hosted at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in October.

Every two years, the WCIT is organized in a different country under auspices of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). This year’s WCIT will bring “something new and unprecedented” to the world stage: a World Tech Jam kicks off WCIT 2012 in June with 20,000 online contributors collaborating and sharing their ideas to create a Global Digital Society Action Plan.

“When compared to conventional engagement techniques, jamming or digital brainstorming has many advantages,” said Anthony Williams, WCIT 2012 Program Chair. “And for the first time, IT users around the world will lead the conversation. This event will give users a voice – this is a giant step for the IT world and a first.”

“WCIT 2012 will bring together world-class keynote speakers and leaders of government, industry, academia, and civil society for broad discussions on how ICT technologies shape and help today’s digital society by placing the user at the center of the event,” said Francois Morin, CEO of WCIT 2012. “It will showcase canadian technology innovation to a global audience, creating business opportunities for Canadian entrepreneurs, and attract foreign investment.”

For more details, check out the event website.