NCDA Global Career Development Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
June 30 - July 2, 2021

2021 holds a lot of unknowns and uncertainties. But one thing is for certain, NCDA will hold our annual Global Conference, June 30 - July 2, 2021. We hope to be able to see all of you in person in Atlanta, Georgia but we are also prepared to meet with you virtually OR a combination of in-person and virtual sessions. Regardless, we are committed to delivering a content-rich experience for career professionals in all settings. WE HOPE TO MAKE A FIRM DECISION ON THE CONFERENCE FORMAT BY JANUARY 31, 2021.  Thanks for your patience.

A Note from the NCDA President:

We live in extraordinary times. The global pandemic and long-overdue reckoning around discrimination and racism have created significant shifts in career and work. This age of uncertainty presents both challenges and opportunities to career educators, practitioners, and researchers.

The theme for this year’s conference is “A Kaleidoscope of Career Interventions in an Age of Uncertainty”. It has been said that a kaleidoscope can be representative of life. When you look into the kaleidoscope you see a wondrous vision. Shaking it up destroying what is there presents a new image that though different, can be equally awe-inspiring. Through creativity and expertise, career professionals could be viewed as a kaleidoscope who assist people by putting together their disrupted forms and shapes in a fulfilling and meaningful way. A kaleidoscope is both an artistic and scientific instrument which parallels effective career support and research which is both creative and systematic.

We are a personally and professionally diverse group of professionals. Putting together our own forms and shapes creates a wide array of career interventions and research designed to address a continually evolving landscape of career development. Whether you are an advisor, coach, counselor, educator or researcher, you have an important voice in shaping our understanding of career development.

I greatly appreciate your interest in the 2021 NCDA Global Career Development Conference and hope you will consider participating in the upcoming conference. I look forward to learning of the great work occurring in the world of career development and wish you safety and well-being. Take care and hope to see you in Atlanta!


Seth Hayden 2017

Dr. Seth C.W. Hayden
NCDA President, 2020-2021




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2022 NCDA Conference
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2023 NCDA Conference
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Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois