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2023 APCDA Hybrid Conference

New Look at Careers in a Rapidly Changing World
2023 APCDA Hybrid Conference
May 16-26, 2023
Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

20 CEU Clock Hours Available

Printable Flyer
Virtual Tour of Kazakhstan
Welcome to Nazarbayev University
Conference Program Book, Version 2
Conference Registration

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 and the Plenary Sessions will be translated to Russian.  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 period 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

Loretta O'Donnell, PhD, Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs at Nazarbayev University

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

Dr. Tristram 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.

Working in 2035

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

Conference Venue

The in-person conference will be held at Nazarbayev University in Astana.  We recommend the Wyndham Garden Hotel because of its convenient location near the university.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Learn more about opportunities to market products or services at the conference. Exhibitor/Sponsor registration is here.


May 16-20: Hybrid: In-Person in Astana, Live-streamed to Virtual Attendees

Tues May 16

8 -11 am

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

1 – 5 pm

Optional Astana City Tour

Wed May 17

8 am – Noon

Conference Opening with Keynotes by Dr. Loretta O'Donnell and Dr. Tristam Hooley, and Awards Ceremony

1 – 5 pm

international Financial Center Tour

6 – 8 pm

Reception and Cultural Gala

Thu May 18

8 - 11 am

Keynote by Ms. Marie Zimenoff, Panel Discussion, and In-Person Conference Closing

1 – 5 pm

Optional Tour of ALZhIR Gulag Museum and Grand Mosque

Fri May 19

8 – 11 am

Optional PDI 2: Guiding Clients to Career Success in the Workplace: 2023 and Beyond by Ms. Marie Zimenoff

Fri/Sat May 19/20 

3 pm Fri - 5 pm Sat

Optional tour of Almaty

May 22-26: 100% Virtual, 6 simultaneous presentations during each time period

Mon May 22

8 am - Noon

Breakout sessions

Wed May 24

8 am - Noon

Breakout sessions

Fri May 26

8 am - Noon

Breakout sessions

Noon - 1 pm

Closing Session

Conference Registration

Prices are shown in USD In-Person Virtual
Professional Member $400 $240
Professional Non-Member $420 $260
Student/Retired Member or Presenter $330 $190
Student/Retired Non-Member $350 $210
Vendor Table or Virtual Booth $620 $400
Optional Professional Development Institute (each) $100 $100

Note: In-Person prices include both the week in Kazakhstan and the week that is completely virtual.

Other Registration Options

Group Discounts

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.
  • Optional Tours in AstanaTour of Astana City, Tour of International Financial Center (no cost), Tour of ALZhIR Gulag Museum and Grand Mosque
  • Tour of AlmatyAlmaty is in the mountains in south-central Kazakhstan.  Fly to Almaty, visit KIMEP University, and tour this beautiful mountain city.

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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