The initial Annual IC3 Conference was launched in 2016. The vision of this conference was driven by Ganesh Kohli, an active counselor in India for over 20 years, who recognized the need for career and college counseling within schools as a cornerstone of supporting young people to make higher education decisions that would lead to purposeful, happy lives. Having led many entrepreneurial ventures in the education sector over the years and as Chief Mentor of KIC UnivAssist, Ganesh conceptualized IC3 as a solution aiming to fix this gap in high schools. Recognizing this need and leveraging the support of KIC UnivAssist, the first Annual IC3 Conference was inaugurated in 2016.
KIC UnivAssist continues to manage and support IC3 events, though it does not control content or participation for any of IC3's events or programs. With aligned missions, IC3 and KIC UnivAssist share a deep commitment to high school empowerment and supporting systems of helping students to find best-fit higher education. (Read more about KIC UnivAssist's history and mission).