February 25-26, 2014

Careers Conference


Madison, Wisconsin

CEW CAREERS CONFERENCE 2014 Postponed for Retooling

The Careers Conference will be taking a year off for the first time in its 27-year history, in order to retool its program to meet the new demand of the twenty-first century. Sponsored by The Center on Education and Work in University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Education, the Careers Conference is a premier national event in the field of career development and education for work.

Designed for educators and practitioners at all educational levels, the Careers Conference presents learning opportunities that range from an introduction to career development theory to the very latest in advanced practices. The Center on Education and Work is still planning to host its Careers Conference in 2015.

"We are disappointed that we will not be able to offer a Careers Conference in 2014, but canceling next year's event allows us time to retool and re-energize so that can find better ways to help careers professionals tackle the significant challenges they face in the complicated and ever-changing jobs environment of the twenty-first century," said Mitchell Nathan, Director of the Center on Education and Work.

This year's conference had been planned for Feb. 24 to 26, 2014 at the Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club in Madison, Wis. In past years, the Careers Conference had taken place over two-and-a-half days and was designed to give professional development experts the tools they needed to lead students into rewarding careers and get unemployed professionals back to work. Last year, the Careers Conference offered pre-conference workshops, more than 120 practitioner sessions, off-site tours to workplaces, hands-on technology workshops, and networking opportunities.

"We have always taken pride in how we've been able to put together a program that provided best practices, strategies, and programs to address issues pertinent to every level of career development professional serving audiences from K-12 through adult," said Conference Director and CEW Senior Outreach Specialist Carol Edds. From increasing student engagement in secondary school, to reaping the benefits of a college education, to crafting a competitive resume once inside the workforce, to maximizing employment opportunities in any economy, those efforts won't end, they're just going to be refocused into different mediums that are better tailored to our core constituencies."

For more information on the Center on Education and Work or the Careers Conference, contact Carol Edds, Senior Outreach Specialist, Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, at (608) 263-4779 or

You don't have to miss out on professional development in 2014. A series of Professional Development Institutes is being planned by CEW. Click here for more information.

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