2018 NCDA Global Career Development Conference

June 21-23, 2018 - Phoenix, Arizona

Leading the Way by Integrating Theory, Research and Practice


As career development professionals, we need to make sure to take care of ourselves by seeking opportunities for growth and rejuvenation. For me, there is no more important date on the  annual rejuvenation calendar than the NCDA conference. So, as incoming president, it is my honor to invite you to 2018 NCDA Global Career Development Conference, from June 21-23, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sure, the temperature outside will likely be a little warm. But I could not be more enthusiastic about encouraging you to join us! Our conference home, the Phoenix Convention Center, is one of the top convention centers in the country, and is located in the center of a vibrant, walkable  downtown. And America’s Southwest is one of the most beautiful regions in the country, with amazing desert landscape, vast blue skies, and spectacular sunsets. 

For more than a century, NCDA has been at the heart of the career development profession. Our members have developed the theories that guide our work, conducted research to inform effective practice, and inspired and empowered individuals to achieve their career and life goals. We’ll be honoring this history and looking ahead to our future with our conference theme:  "Leading the Way by Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice.”

It’s a great privilege to do the work we all do. I look forward to our mutual
rejuvenation in Phoenix.

Paul Timmins Photo 2017

Paul Timmins
NCDA President, 2017-2018

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Mark your calendar for future Conferences:


2019 NCDA Conference

June 27-29, 2019

Marriott Marquis Hotel
Houston, Texas


2020 NCDA Conference

June 30-July 2, 2020

Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis Minnesota


2021 NCDA Conference
June 30-July 2, 2021

Marriott Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia