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2021 Annual Conference

Embracing Lifelong Career Development
May 25-29, 2021, Singapore

17.75 CEU Clock Hours Available

APCDA invites you to attend this international conference where all presentations will be in English.  The audience will consist of delegates from many Asian countries and regions as well as other parts of the world.  This conference provides opportunities for networking, sharing among practitioners, and identifying new resources.  Breakout sessions will be divided into four tracks:

  • Serving School Populations (K-12)
  • Serving College Students
  • Serving Working or Job Seeking Adults
  • Research on Career Issues

The audience will include career and school counselors, counselor educators, workforce development professionals, human resource professionals, and career development practitioners at all age levels and in all settings (school, college and university, government, business, agency, corrections, and private practice). Delegates are encouraged to bring their own translators.

Conference Sponsors:

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Keynote Speakers:

Nurturing an Ecosystem for Lifelong Career Development

Riz Ibrahim, Executive Director of CERIC, a Canadian charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development

Thinking Like an Employer to Help Your Clients Succeed

Elisabeth Sanders-Park, Author, Thought Leader, Speaker, Trainer, and President of WorkNet Solutions


Tuesday, May 25 

9 AM – 1 PM

Tour of Enabling Village, Center for Future-Ready Graduates (NUS), and SMU Career Center

2 – 5 PM

Professional Development Institute by Riz Ibrahim

Wednesday, May 26 

9 – 10:30 AM

Keynote by Riz Ibrahim

10:30 AM – 6 PM

Breakout sessions and lunch (included in registration fee)

6 – 8 PM

Reception (included in registration fee)

Thursday, May 27 

9 – 10 AM


10 AM – 5 PM

Breakout sessions and lunch (included in registration fee)

5 – 6 PM

Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, May 28

9 – 11 AM

Breakout Sessions

11 AM – 12:30 PM

Keynote by Elisabeth Sanders-Park and Closing

2 – 5 PM

Professional Development Institute by Elisabeth Sanders Park

Saturday, May 29 

8 AM – 3 PM

Optional Morning Tour: Gardens by the Bay and Lunch

5 PM – 10 PM

Optional Afternoon Tour:  Taste of Singapore Food Tour


Conference Registration


Until Feb 25

Until April 25

April 26 & after

Professional Member




Professional Non-Member




Student/Retired Member or Presenter




Student/Retired Non-Member




Vendor Table




Optional Pre-conference Tour of Government Services




Optional Gardens by the Bay Tour




Optional Taste of Singapore Food Tour




Optional Professional Development Institute (each)




Optional Extras:

  • Professional Development Institutes (PDI)
    The two 3-hour PDIs by the keynoters provide a more in-depth learning experience, where you will have the time to really learn the skills and content.
  • Tour of Enabling Village, Center for Future-Ready Graduates (NUS), and SMU Career Center
    Each tour costs $35 to cover transportation.
  • Morning Tour of Gardens by the Bay with lunch
    Delve into a world of lush tropical vegetation at Singapore’s incredible Gardens by the Bay! Discover more than 250,000 rare plants, admire pretty pavilions and tree groves, learn about the country’s diverse ecosystem and witness the world’s largest indoor waterfall.
  • Taste of Singapore Food Tour
    On this unforgettable food tour your private guide will tell you all about Singapore's rich food heritage and taste fabulous dishes with Malaysian, Chinese and Indian roots.

CEU Clock Hours Available: Our annual conference is an opportunity for networking, professional development, and to earn 12.25 CE Clock Hours from the US NBCC.  Add 6 more CE Clock Hours with the PDIs.

Refund policy: Registrations that are canceled at least 4 days prior to the event can be refunded.  After that time, there are no refunds.

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