2015 Conference-At-A-Glance

The 2015 Conference Program Book will be available approximately 2 weeks prior to the conference. To view last year's program book please download the 2014 Conference Program Book.

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Is this your first conference with NCDA?  We may have some 'conference lingo' that is unfamiliar - check out the bottom of this page for session details.  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".

 

Continuing Education Hours Available

Attendees can receive up to 13.75 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.

 

 Sunday, June 28, 2015
2:00 – 6:00 pm NCDA Board of Directors Meeting
4:00 - 6:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
Monday, June 29, 2015
7:30 am - 5:30 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
8:00 am – 12:00 noon NCDA Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 am - 12:00 noon Professional Development Institutes
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up
1:00 - 5:00 pm NCDA Leadership Academy
1:30 - 5:30 pm Professional Development Institutes
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
7:30 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
7:30 am - 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 am - 5:30 pm Cyber Showcase Open
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Sharing Tables
8:00 - 9:45 am Constituency Group Meetings
8:00 - 9:45 am State Leadership Training
10:00 - 11:00 am First Timer's Session
11:00 am - 12:30 pm NCDA Committee Meetings
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Strolling Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 2:45 pm Opening General Session
3:05 - 4:15 pm Presentation Series I
  Roundtable Series I
4:35 - 5:45 pm

Presentation Series II

 

Roundtable Series II

5:45 - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 - 8:00 pm NCDA Leadership Academy Alumni Reception
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
7:30 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Sharing Tables
7:30 am - 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall and Cyber Showcase Open
7:30 - 8:30 am Morning Beverages in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 - 10:00 General Session
10:20 - 11:30 am Presentation Series III
  Roundtable Series III
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:00 – 2:10 pm Presentation Series IV
  Roundtable Series IV
2:30 - 3:40 pm Presentation Series V
  Roundtable Series V
4:00 - 5:15 pm NCDA Annual Membership Meeting
8:00 - 10:30 pm Peak to Peak Party
Thursday, July 2, 2015
7:30 am - 11:30 am NCDA Conference Registration Open
7:30 am - 11:30 am Sharing Tables
8:30 - 9:30 am Presentation Series VI
  Roundtable Series VI
9:45 - 10:45 am

Presentation Series VII

  Roundtable Series VII
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Closing General Session

 

Did you know...?

Presentations are the most familiar and frequent sessions.  Lasting 60 or 70 minutes, there are close to 90 choices starting Tuesday afternoon and going through Thursday morning.  A select few of these Presentations were chosen as Featured Sessions.

Roundtables are two 25- or 30-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 70 minute Program Series time frame.  Roundtables are offered at the same time as Presentation sessions.

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.

Constituency Group Meetings
NCDA Board of Director Trustees represent the four main membership constituency groups within NCDA. Constituency groups are easily identifiable by their different colored name badge holders. We hope you will connect with the Trustee from your primary workplace setting. Constituency groups will be meeting separately on Tuesday, June 30 from 8:00 – 9:45 am. This is a great way to network with those who work in similar settings from around the world.

Blue: School Career Counselors and Specialists
Orange: Higher Education Career Counselors and Specialists
Green: Private Practice, Business & Industry, and Agencies Career Counselors and Specialists
Black: Counselor Educators and Researchers

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!

The Welcome Reception is a time to gather together with old friends and new on the conference opening night.  Light hors d'oeuvres will be served along with an available cash bar.  Entrance is free to conference attendees (please wear your badge as identification).  Guest tickets may be purchased.

Peak to Peak Party
Join friends and colleagues as we celebrate career development!  The night will include dancing, dessert, and a cash bar. Entertainment will be FACE. Check out this video for a Peak at the entertainment!

 

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Mark your calendar:

2016 NCDA Conference

June 30 - July 2, 2016
Pre-Conference Sessions:
June 29, 2016
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

 

2017 NCDA Conference

June 30 - July 2, 2017
Pre-Conference Sessions:
June 29, 2017
Marriott Orlando World Center
Orlando, Florida

 

2018 NCDA Conference

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