2017 Conference-At-A-Glance*

 * Please Note: Agenda items and specific sessions listed online can change.* 
The 2017 Conference Program Book will be available online in June 2017 and will have the most up-to-date listings.  A print version will also be available onsite when you check-in. You may also confirm sessions and specific agenda items utilizing the NCDA conference App after May 1, 2017. You can download the conference App from Google Play or the Apple Store by searching for NCDA. Please view the 2016 NCDA Global Conference - PROGRAM BOOK for an example of a full agenda.

Is This Your First Conference with NCDA?
We suggest you review some of the conference lingo described at the bottom of this page. You can also read further details on our FAQ page or the article in our web magazine, "How to Make the Most of Your NCDA Conference Experience".

 Monday, June 26, 2017
1:00 – 9:00 pm NCDA Supervision Training
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open
8:00 am – 5:00 pm NCDA Supervision Training
8:00 am – 5:00 pm NCDA Career Services Provider (CSP) Advisory Council
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Counselor Educator Academy
11:30 am - 1:00 pm  Lunch On Your Own
12:00 noon – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Setup
1:00 - 5:00 pm Professional Development Institutes
1:00 - 5:00 pm State Leadership Training
1:00 - 5:00 pm  Leadership Academy (2018)
2:00 – 5:00 pm Leadership Academy (2017)
5:30  - 6:30 pm Volunteer Reception
5:30 - 7:00 pm APCDA Meeting
5:30 - 7:00 pm NCDA Committee Chair Meeting
7:00 - 8:30 pm  NCDA Publications Development Council
8:00 - 9:00 pm International Reception
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
7:30 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 am Morning Beverages in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Sharing Tables
7:30 am - 2:30 pm Cyber Showcase
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Career Resource Store open
7:30 am - 6:00 pm Exhibitor Hall
8:00 am - 12:00 noon Supervision Training
8:00 am - 12:00 noon Counselor Educator Academy
8:00 - 9:00 am First Timers Meeting
9:00 - 10:30 am Constituency Group Meetings
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Committee Meetings
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Grab and Go Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 2:15 pm Presentation Series I (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
2:30 - 4:00 pm Opening General Session
4:15 - 5:45 pm NCDA Membership Meeting
6:00 - 9:00 pm NCDA Party
Thursday, June 29, 2017
7:30 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall
7:30 am - 8:30 am Morning Beverages in the Exhibit Hall
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Sharing Tables
7:30 am - 2:30 pm Cyber Showcase
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Career Resource Store open
8:00 - 9:15 am Presentation Series II (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
9:30 - 11:00 am  General Session
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Brain Trust Reception
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Presentation Series III (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
12:30 - 1:45 pm Lunch On Your Own
1:45 - 3:00 pm  Presentation Series IV (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
3:15 - 4:30 pm Presentation Series V (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
4:45 - 6:00 pm Presentation Series VI (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
5:30 - 10:00 pm Shuttle Buses to Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney)
6:00 - 8:00 pm State/Specialty Receptions
Friday, June 30, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 am CCSP/GCDF Networking Session
7:00 - 8:00 am NCDA Board of Directors Breakfast
7:30 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
 7:30 - 8:30 am Morning Beverages
 8:00 - 9:15 am Presentation Series VII (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
 9:30 - 10:45 am Presentation Series VIII (presentations/roundtables/career talks)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Closing General Session
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30 - 5:30 pm Professional Development Institutes

Continuing Education Hours Available

Attendees can receive up to 12 continuing education hours for attending educational sessions. Additional continuing education hours (up to 8) can be obtained by attending the pre-conference Professional Development Institutes. NCDA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #1003.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit will be clearly identified. NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

Did you know...? NCDA's Guide to Conference Lingo:

Presentations are the most familiar and frequent sessions.  Lasting 60 or 75 minutes, there are close to 90 choices starting Thursday afternoon and going through Saturday morning. 

Roundtables are two 25- or 35-minute presentations.  Attendees have the opportunity to have a more interactive session at one roundtable then choose a second roundtable after the first round is completed within the 60 or 75 minute Program Series time frame.  Roundtables are offered at the same time as Presentation sessions. **New this year. Roundtable Sessions have been restructured to better accommodate up to 25 attendees per Roundtable. 

Professional Development Institutes are additional in-depth learning experiences.  These provide 4 additional continuing education contact hours.  These are not included in the conference registration.  They require an additional registration and fee and are only offered in two sessions on Wednesday.

Career Talks Modeled on the popular Ted Talks, these quick presentations (15 minutes) provide the opportunity to share new ideas on a wide-range of career topics. Have a new theory to share? Want to spark a conversation around a particular issue? Have a new way of using a traditional tool? Think about about a Career Talk!

Graduate Student Poster Sessions Graduate students just joining our field have a great deal to share with NCDA members. If you are a graduate student, we highly encourage you to share information about your research, your practice, your program, or other thoughts on the field!

Constituency Group Meetings
NCDA has transitioned to a constituency model to better represent and serve the diverse needs of our members. At this year's conference, you will once again have the opportunity to meet with the trustee for the constituency group that most closely represents your work setting or interest affiliation. These groupings are designed to help you in your networking, to facilitate greater connection with colleagues who may share similar interests and work settings, and to enhance communication between the membership and the NCDA Board.

Constituency groups are easily identifiable by their different colored name badge holders. Be sure to make your travel arrangements so you can participate in these special meetings:

    • Blue: School Career Counselors and Specialists – Trustee Ray Davis, Ray Davis Consulting 
    • Black: Higher Education Career Counselors and Specialists – Trustee Brian Montalvo, Florida Atlantic University
    • Gray: Private Practice, Business & Industry, and Agencies – Trustee Hyung Joon Yoon, George Washington University
    • Red: Counselor Educators and Researchers – Trustee Kathy Evans, University of South Carolina

First Timer's Session is for those attendees who have never been to an NCDA Global Career Development Conference. It is a great opportunity to meet others and learn how to maximize your conference experience.  Presented by seasoned conference veterans!

NCDA Party
Join friends and colleagues as we celebrate career development!  This family friendly event will include entertainment, food, desserts and a great time guaranteed!! Guest tickets may be purchased in advance or at the NCDA Registration Desk. Entrance is free to conference attendees. 

NCDA Conference App
Be sure to check out the Conference App. This is an excellent way to electronically schedule your conference sessions, network with other conference attendees, find out more about conference presenters, and much more. The Conference App is now available. Visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the App free. Just search NCDA.

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2018 NCDA Conference

June 21 - 23, 2018
Pre-Conference Sessions:
June 20, 2018
Phoenix Convention Center & Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, Arizona