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


The 2021 NCDA Global Career Development Conference - Call for Proposals - is NOW OPEN! Please read 2021 Call for Proposals - Detailed Instructions

Submissions will be accepted until October 6, 2020, 12:00 midnight Eastern Time.


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 want you to submit a proposal to present at the NCDA Global Conference regardless of your ability to attend in person.


Did you miss the 2020 NCDA Virtual Conference?

Registration is now open for those wanting access to the 80+ presentations from this event. Those that register will receive an automatic 15-hours of continuing education. The event is accessed through the NCDA Conference App with recordings easily accessible on any device. You will receive access instructions after the registration payment has been received.
To register today for the low price of $250 for members (or $375 non-members), click on the link below:

Post Virtual Conference Recordings Registration

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 submitting a proposal for 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




Mark your calendar for future Conferences:


2022 NCDA Conference
June 27-29, 2022

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2023 NCDA Conference
June 29-July 2, 2023

Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois