2015 Conference-At-A-Glance

Click here for the complete 2014 Conference Program Book.

The 2014 Agenda is currently listed.  You may click on some of the links for more details.  Check back often as more is added!  Announcing the new NCDA Conference APP -- get details then download it now!

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".


Tuesday, June 17, 2014
2:00 – 6:00 pm NCDA Board of Directors Meeting
4:00 - 6:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
7:30 am - 5:00 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
8:00 am – 1:00 pm 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
Thursday, June 19, 2014
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 <click here>
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Sharing Tables
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
3:15 - 4:15 pm Presentation Series I
  Roundtable Series I
4:40 - 5:40 pm

Presentation Series II


Roundtable Series II

5:40 - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 - 8:00 pm NCDA Leadership Academy Alumni Reception
Friday, June 20, 2014
7:30 am - 5:30 pm NCDA Conference Registration Open
7:30 am - 5:30 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
10:30 - 11:30 am Presentation Series III
  Roundtable Series III
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:00 – 2:00 pm Presentation Series IV
  Roundtable Series IV
2:30 - 3:30 pm Presentation Series V
  Roundtable Series V
4:00 - 5:15 pm NCDA Annual Membership Meeting
8:00 - 10:00 pm After Party
Saturday, June 21, 2014
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 one hour, there are close to 90 choices starting Thursday afternoon and going through Saturday morning.  A select few of these Presentations were chosen as Featured Sessions.

Roundtables are two 25-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 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.

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.

After Party
Join friends and colleagues as we celebrate career development!  The night will include dancing, dessert, and a cash bar. 


Be sure to download the new Conference APP!


2016 NCDA Conference

Mark your calendar:

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