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2023 APCDA Hybrid Conference

New Look at Careers in a Rapidly Changing World
2023 APCDA Hybrid Conference
May 17-26, 2023
Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

20 CEU Clock Hours Available

Printable Flyer
Virtual Tour of Kazakhstan

Registration will open in January.

The Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA) provides an international forum for sharing career development ideas and experience in the Asia Pacific.  The audience will consist of delegates from many Asian countries and regions as well as other parts of the world.  The conference provides opportunities for networking, sharing among practitioners, and identifying new resources.  Join us online or in-person to share and discover new ideas and visions of the future.

All presentations will be in English.  The audience will be international, consisting of delegates from many Asian and Pacific countries and regions, the US and Canada.  Networking, sharing among practitioners, and identifying new resources are important aspects of this conference.  The first week will be in-person and broadcast to our virtual attendees.  All sessions will be plenary (we will all be together in the same room).  The second week will include breakout sessions (6 sessions scheduled at each time so you can choose which presentation to attend) and will be divided into these groups:

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

Keynote Speakers:

Kazakhstan and Future Trends

Sayasat Nurbek (Kazakhstan), national expert on education, education management, education program design, education and labor market analysis and policies.

Working in 2035

Ms. Marie Zimenoff (USA), CEO of Career Thought Leaders, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Leader, is pushed by a passion for making a difference

Predicting the Future in Turbulent Times: The Role of Career Development

Dr. Tristam Hooley (UK), Professor at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and at the International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby, is an internationally renowned expert in career and career guidance.


May 17-20: Hybrid: In-Person in Nur-Sultan, Live-streamed to Virtual Attendees

Tues May 17

10 am – 1 pm

PDI 1: Career Development for Social Justice by Dr. Tristam Hooley

2 – 5 pm

Tour of local career services

Wed May 18

10 am – 1pm

Keynote by Mr. Sayasat Nurbek and Dr. Tristam Hooley

2 – 6 pm

Panel Discussions

6 – 8 pm

Reception and Cultural Gala

Thu May 19

10 am – 1pm

Keynote by Ms. Marie Zimenoff and APCDA Awards Ceremony & Member Meeting

2 – 5 pm

Optional City Tour

Fri May 20

10 – 1 pm

PDI 2: Top trends impacting careers of the future by Ms. Marie Zimenoff

Sat & Sun, May 20 & 21

Full days

Optional tour of Alamaty

May 23-27: 100% Virtual, 6 simultaneous presentations during each time period

Mon May 23

9 am – 1 pm

Breakout sessions

Wed May 25

9 am – 1 pm

Breakout sessions

Fri May 27

9 am – 1 pm

Breakout sessions

1 – 2 pm

Closing Session

Conference Registration

Prices are shown in USD Through February Through April 15 April 16 & after
In-Person Virtual In-Person Virtual In-Person Virtual
Professional Member $350 $190 $370 $210 $400 $240
Professional Non-Member $370 $210 $390 $230 $420 $260
Student/Retired Member or Presenter $280 $140 $300 $160 $330 $190
Student/Retired Non-Member $300 $160 $320 $180 $350 $210
Vendor Table or Virtual Booth $550 $270 $580 $320 $620 $400
Optional Professional Development Institute (each) $100 $100 $100 $100 N/A N/A
Optional Tour of a Local Career Service TBD N/A $15 N/A N/A N/A
Optional tour of Alamaty TBD N/A $75 N/A N/A N/A

Group Discounts for Conference Registration

Number in group


3 – 9


10 – 19


20 - 49


50 or more


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.
  • Tours of Local Career Services: Optional tours of local career services in Nur-Sultan
  • Tour of Almaty: Almaty is in the mountains in central Kazakhstan.  Fly to Almaty, visit KIMEP University, and tour this beautiful mountain area.

CE Clock Hours Available: All presentations at this 2-week conference will be recorded, so you may earn CE Hours by either attending a session or listening to a recorded session.  You may earn up to 20 CE Clock Hours.

Refund policy: Registration opens in January.  Registrations that are canceled at least 4 days prior to the event can be refunded.  After that time, there are no refunds.  Note: there are no fees for switching from In-person to Virtual, or reverse.

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