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    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 01 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Delta by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre


    The Career Development Association of Alberta’s sixth annual Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC) will focus on “Shaping the Future – Career Development for the 21st Century”. Given the growing importance of career development in the changing world of work this theme is not only timely, but appropriate…and necessary.

    ACDC 2019, hosted by the Career Development Association of Alberta, will be held on April 30 and May 1, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta at the Delta by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre and will bring together 300 Career Development Practitioners and related professionals from across Alberta, and points beyond to shape the future of career development.

    You are invited to showcase your organization as part of the Exhibitor Fair at the conference on April 30 and May 1, 2019. In addition to attending keynote presentations, expert panels, and concurrent sessions you will have the opportunity to connect with delegates during morning registration on both days, hospitality breaks set up in the Exhibitor Fair area in the morning and afternoon on both days, and lunch on both days. Your organization will benefit from engaging directly with Career Development Practitioners and related professionals, industry leaders, policy makers, educators, and more about your programs, services, resources, and tools.

    Concurrent sessions will be delivered on the following topics:

    • Career Counselling / Coaching Techniques
    • Trends, Tools, and Technology
    • Career Development Research and Theories
    • Workforce Planning and Development
    • Personal Development and Wellness
    • Leadership, Supervision, and Mentorship
    • Best Practices for Diverse Client Groups

    April 30, 2019

    May 1, 2019

    7:30am - 8:30am

    CDAA Annual General Meeting

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Registration and Breakfast / Exhibitor Fair

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Registration and Breakfast / Exhibitor Fair

    9:00am - 9:30am

    Welcome / Opening Remarks

    9:00am - 9:30am

    Welcome / Opening Remarks

    9:30am - 10:30am

    Opening Keynote – Dr. Roberta Neault

    9:30am - 10:30am

    Delegate Wide Expert Panel Presentation OR Consultation Session - TBD

    10:30am - 11:00am

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    10:30am - 11:00am

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    11:00am - 12:15pm

    Delegate Wide Expert Panel Presentation OR Consultation Session - TBD

    11:00am - 12:15pm

    Concurrent Session 3

    12:15pm - 1:15pm

    Lunch / Exhibitor Fair

    12:15pm - 1:15pm

    Lunch / Exhibitor Fair

    1:15pm - 2:30pm

    Concurrent Session 1

    1:15pm - 2:30pm

    Concurrent Session 4

    2:30pm - 3:00pm

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    2:30pm - 3:00pm

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    3:00pm - 4:15pm

    Concurrent Session 2

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Closing Keynote – Gail Kastning

    4:15pm - 6:00pm

    Networking Reception / Exhibitor Fair

    4:00pm - 4:15pm

    Closing Remarks

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Delegate Wide Career Development Challenge




    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 01 May 2019
    • 4:15 PM
    • Delta by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre
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    Hosted by the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

    April 30th & May 1st, 2019

    Delta by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre 

    The Career Development Association of Alberta’s sixth annual Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC) will focus on “Shaping the Future – Career Development for the 21st Century”. Given the growing importance of career development in the changing world of work this theme is not only timely, but appropriate…and necessary.

    ACDC 2019 will be held on April 30 and May 1, 2019 at the Delta by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta and will bring together 300 delegates, presenters, and exhibitors from across Alberta, and points beyond, to shape the future of career development. Whether you are new to career development, or a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone at the Alberta Career Development Conference. Connect with colleagues, thought leaders, employers, service providers, researchers, and educators to stay current, get connected, and be committed.

    This year’s conference will feature:

    • Keynote presentations from Dr. Roberta Neault and Gail Kastning. (ACDC 2019 Keynote Presenters)
    • Two delegate wide career development focused consultation sessions.
    • 28 concurrent sessions focused on “Shaping the Future – Career Development for the 21st Century” in the following areas: career counselling / coaching techniques; trends, tools, and technology; career development research and theories; workforce planning and development; personal development and wellness; leadership, supervision, and mentorship; and best practices for diverse client groups.
    • 20 exhibitor booths showcasing tools, resources, programs, and services to support you and your clients. 
    • Networking Reception; Delegate Wide Career Development Challenge – an evening of fun for all; and the Career Development Association of Alberta Annual General Meeting and Career Development Association of Alberta Awards of Excellence Ceremony.

    The Career Development Association of Alberta’s Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC) has been touted by delegates as one of the best career development conferences they have attended and by all reports, year after year, it just keeps getting better! This two-day professional development and networking extravaganza is a “must attend” professional development event for anyone working or studying in career development or a related profession.

    ACDC 2019 at a Glance

    April 30, 2019

    May 1, 2019

    7:30am - 8:30am

    CDAA Annual General Meeting

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Registration and Breakfast / Exhibitor Fair

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Registration and Breakfast / Exhibitor Fair

    9:00am - 9:30am

    Welcome / Opening Remarks

    9:00am - 9:30am

    Welcome / Opening Remarks

    9:30am - 10:30am

    Opening Keynote – Dr. Roberta Neault

    9:30am - 10:30am

    Delegate Wide Expert Panel Presentation OR Consultation Session - TBD

    10:30am - 11:00am

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    10:30am - 11:00am

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    11:00am - 12:15pm

    Delegate Wide Expert Panel Presentation OR Consultation Session - TBD

    11:00am - 12:15pm

    Concurrent Session 3

    12:15pm - 1:15pm

    Lunch / Exhibitor Fair

    12:15pm - 1:15pm

    Lunch / Exhibitor Fair

    1:15pm - 2:30pm

    Concurrent Session 1

    1:15pm - 2:30pm

    Concurrent Session 4

    2:30pm - 3:00pm

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    2:30pm - 3:00pm

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    3:00pm - 4:15pm

    Concurrent Session 2

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Closing Keynote – Gail Kastning

    4:15pm - 6:00pm

    Networking Reception / Exhibitor Fair

    4:00pm - 4:15pm

    Closing Remarks

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Delegate Wide Career Development Challenge


    Concurrent Sessions

    In order to ensure that presenters are scheduled into rooms that will accommodate interested delegates we request that you select your sessions in advance of the conference.

    You will not be able to complete your registration until you have selected your session preferences. Your session selections will be provided to you with your confirmation of registration and onsite registration.

    ACDC 2019 Concurrent Sessions

    Conference Accommodations

    Alberta Career Development Conference delegates, presenters, and exhibitors are encouraged to take advantage of the special group rate offered by Delta Hotels by Marriott™ Edmonton South Conference Centre for room bookings between April 29, 2019 and May 1, 2019.

    Special Group Rate:

    143.00 CAD per night (Standard Room – 1 King, 1 Queen, or 2 Queen)

    *room rates are subject to applicable state / provincial and local taxes (currently 12%) in effect at the time of check-out.

    Additional Guest Room Rates (Single):

    Deluxe Room (Larger Guest Room – 1 King, or Larger Guest Room – 1 King and Sofa Bed) – $173.00

    Executive Suite – $318.00

    Bi-Level Suite – $393.00

    Booking Deadline: March 29, 2019

    Book Your Group Rate for the Alberta Career Development Conference

    *Guests will be prompted to book and provide a card through this link,

    but they will not be charged and can change their method of payment upon check-in.*

    If you would like to speak with someone directly about your reservation, please call (780) 434-6415.

    Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre welcomes you to Alberta, Canada and the vibrant city of Edmonton. Located moments away from the West Edmonton Mall, University of Alberta and Southgate Centre, we're a fine choice for all types of travel in South Edmonton. Settle into our spacious, well-appointed accommodations and enjoy perks, including complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding and flat-panel TVs. If you're traveling to the area on business, you'll be delighted to learn we offer a variety of boardroom and event spaces, plus the area's most comprehensive conference facilities. Dine with us at 4404 Restaurant to experience fresh Canadian cuisine and a renowned Sunday brunch buffet, or wind down after a busy day in the city with a scotch at Aurora Lounge. We also offer a 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool and whirlpool for anyone desiring to stay in peak condition. Whether you're here for business or leisure, we look forward to hosting your visit at Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre.

    Supporting Organizations

    Members of organizations recognized by the CDAA as “Supporting Organizations” will receive a 10% discount off the CDAA non-member early-bird and the CDAA non-member regular registration rates. CDAA members are not eligible for an additional “Supporting Organization” discount. For more information about how to become a “Supporting Organization” please contact Paula Wischoff Yerama, CDAA Executive Director, at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca. To register for the conference as a member of a Supporting Organization please contact the CDAA Administrator at admin@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.


Past events

24 Oct 2018 Ignite Your Passion-Edmonton
23 Oct 2018 Ignite Your Passion-Red Deer
19 Oct 2018 Ignite Your Passion- Lethbridge
18 Oct 2018 Ignite Your Passion 2018- Calgary
30 Oct 2017 Ignite Your Passion 2017 - Lethbridge
27 Oct 2017 Ignite Your Passion 2017 - Calgary
26 Oct 2017 Ignite Your Passion 2017 - Red Deer
25 Oct 2017 Ignite Your Passion 2017 - Edmonton
23 Oct 2017 Ignite Your Passion 2017 - Fort McMurray
03 May 2017 CDAA 20th Anniversary Gala: Back to the Future
03 May 2017 ALBERTA CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2017 ACDC
22 Mar 2017 Who's Who in the Zoo - Lunch and Learn South Alberta Chapter
15 Mar 2017 Calgary CDAA Chapter Mix & Mingle
28 Oct 2016 Ignite Your Passion - Edmonton SOLD OUT
27 Oct 2016 Ignite Your Passion - Red Deer
26 Oct 2016 Ignite Your Passion - Calgary
25 Oct 2016 Ignite Your Passion - Lethbridge
08 Sep 2016 Webinar Series: Make A Difference: Creativity, Courage and Community Impact – September 8, September 22, October 6 and October 20, 2016 with Dr Norman Amundson & Dr Kris Magnusson and the Career Development Association of Alberta
17 Jun 2016 An Evening of Fun and Friends with CDAA Calgary
28 Apr 2016 MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID BASIC TRAINING
26 Apr 2016 ALBERTA CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2016 ACDC
07 Mar 2016 Suicide Awareness for Helping Professionals
25 Jan 2016 Cannexus 16 Conference
09 Nov 2015 Career Development Institute (CDI) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015
09 Nov 2015 Career Development Institute (CDI) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015
03 Nov 2015 Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit: Towards a Skills and PSE Strategy for Canada - Edmonton, AB
02 Nov 2015 CAREERPRO 2015 Virtual Career Development Conference
22 Oct 2015 Fall Multi-Chapter Event - Lethbridge
21 Oct 2015 Fall Multi-Chapter Event - Edmonton
20 Oct 2015 Fall Multi-Chapter Event - Red Deer
19 Oct 2015 Fall Multi-Chapter Event - Calgary
11 Sep 2015 The Art of Leadership Conference - Calgary
16 Jun 2015 VRA Canada - National Conference 2015
11 Jun 2015 Mindfulness in the Park
02 May 2015 Courageous Career Development: Helping Practitioners Find The Courage To Be Their Authentic Self
30 Apr 2015 ALBERTA CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2015 - ACDC
26 Mar 2015 Driving Your Career: Get Your Licence, Get a Job
12 Feb 2015 Who's Who in Career Development: Speed Dating Style!
06 Nov 2014 Professional Development Conference - ACPI
17 Oct 2014 Building Employment Readiness: Addressing the Soft Skills Gap
16 Oct 2014 Building Employment Readiness: Addressing the Soft Skills Gap
15 Oct 2014 Building Employment Readiness: Addressing the Soft Skills Gap
30 May 2014 Alberta Career Development Conference 2014
12 May 2014 Future of Work Summit 2014: Developing People and Transforming Organizations for the 21st Century
09 May 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
08 May 2014 Who's Who in Career Development: Speed Dating Style!
11 Apr 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
21 Mar 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
20 Mar 2014 Motivational Interviewing Workshop Level 2
17 Mar 2014 Motivational Interviewing Workshop Level 1
15 Mar 2014 Emerging Directions: Alberta Association of Professional Life Skills Coaches
28 Feb 2014 CDAA Calgary Spring Event
21 Feb 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
27 Jan 2014 Calgary Chapter and Social Networking Meeting
20 Jan 2014 LinkedIn Best Practices: Building and Leveraging Your Professional Online Presence
17 Jan 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
15 Nov 2013 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
18 Oct 2013 Invigorate Your Practice With the Psychology of Working: Fresh Ideas for a New Era in Career Practice
17 Oct 2013 Invigorate Your Practice With the Psychology of Working: Fresh Ideas for a New Era in Career Practice
16 Oct 2013 Invigorate Your Practice With the Psychology of Working: Fresh Ideas for a New Era in Career Practice
24 May 2013 CDAA Conference and AGM
17 May 2013 Calgary Library Lunch & Learn
03 May 2013 Building Better Practices for our Clients
29 Apr 2013 Alberta Works Week
19 Apr 2013 Calgary Library Lunch & Learn
16 Apr 2013 Recruitment Trends in Alberta
10 Apr 2013 CDAA South Chapter - Spring Lunch N' Learn Event
12 Feb 2013 Career Development Professionals Networking Event - Edmonton
30 Jan 2013 CDAA South Chapter Networking Event
12 Oct 2012 PD Day with Gray Poehnell- Integrating Career Integrity into Our Practice – Techniques to Inspire!
11 Oct 2012 PD Day with Gray Poehnell- Integrating Career Integrity into Our Practice – Techniques to Inspire!
10 Oct 2012 PD Day with Gray Poehnell- Integrating Career Integrity into Our Practice – Techniques to Inspire!

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