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    • 01 May 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 02 May 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, Calgary, Alberta
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    Hosted by the Career Development Association of Alberta (CDAA)

    May 1 & 2, 2018

    Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, Calgary, Alberta

    The Career Development Association of Alberta’s fifth annual Alberta Career Development Conference (ACDC) will focus on perspectives and possibilities in career development. This theme is not only appropriate for the association’s fifth annual conference but its 21st year as Alberta’s premier association for career development and related professionals.

    ACDC 2018 will be held on May 1 & 2, 2018 at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre in Calgary, AB and will bring together 300 delegates, presenters, and exhibitors from across Alberta, and points beyond. 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 presenter Lisa Taylor, President of Challenge Factory, a Canadian company recognized across North America for its expertise in translating trends into practical programs that challenge organizations and individuals to capitalize on the shifting nature of work. Lisa will be delivering “5 Future of Work Trends: Changing perspectives and realizing potential”.
    • Keynote presenters Miroslav Reljic and Richard Bucher, well respected Calgary based professionals. Miroslav and Richard will each deliver a Ted Talk style “perspectives and possibilities” presentation.
    • Two delegate wide expert panel presentations.
    • 28 concurrent sessions focused on “perspectives and possibilities” 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 / Cocktail Reception; Career Development Association of Alberta Chapter Challenge – an evening of fun for all; 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.

    ACDC 2018 Program.docx

    ACDC 2018 at a Glance

    May 1, 2018

    May 2, 2018

    7:00am - 8:00am

    Registration Set Up

    7:30am - 8:30am

    CDAA Annual General Meeting

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Delegate Registration and Breakfast

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Delegate Registration and Breakfast

    9:00am - 9:30am

    Welcome / Opening Remarks

    9:00am - 9:30am

    Welcome / Opening Remarks

    9:30am - 10:45am

    Opening Keynote Presentation

    9:30am - 10:45am

    Perspectives and Possibilities Keynote Presentations

    10:45am - 11:00am

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    10:45am - 11:00am

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Delegate Wide Expert Panel Presentation

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Delegate Wide Expert Panel Presentation

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch / Exhibitor Fair / CDAA Member Spotlight

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch / Exhibitor Fair / CDAA Member Spotlight

    1:00pm - 2:15pm

    Concurrent Session 1

    1:00pm - 2:15pm

    Concurrent Session 3

    2:15pm - 2:45pm

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    2:15pm - 2:45pm

    Hospitality Break / Exhibitor Fair

    2:45pm - 4:00pm

    Concurrent Session 2

    2:45pm - 4:00pm

    Concurrent Session 4

    4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Networking / Cocktail Reception

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    CDAA Chapter Challenge


    CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATIONS.docx

    Supporting Organization Discount

    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 Jennifer Begin, CDAA Administrator, at admin@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.

    CDAA Organizational Member Discount

    Organizational Members of the CDAA will receive a 10% discount for up to nine (9) non-member registrations and a 15% discount for between 10 and 20 non-member registrations. To register for the conference as an employee of an Organizational Member please contact Jennifer Begin, CDAA Administrator, at admin@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.

    Presenter / Exhibitor Discount

    ALL presenters and exhibitors must register for the Alberta Career Development Conference. Presenters and exhibitors will receive a discounted rate on both One (1) Day ($25.00 discount) and Two (2) Day ($50.00) registrations. The One (1) Day registration rate is $175.00 + GST and the Two (2) Day registration rate is $250.00 + GST. Please contact Jennifer Begin, CDAA Administrator, at admin@careerdevelopment.ab.ca with any questions regarding your registration.

    Privacy Policy

    The CDAA respects your privacy and protects your personal information. We will not rent, sell, or trade your information. The information you provide will be used to keep you informed and up to date on the CDAA and conference related activities. For further information, please contact Jennifer Begin at admin@careerdevelopment.ab.ca or Paula Wischoff Yerama at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.

    Questions

    Please direct all questions regarding the Alberta Career Development Conference to Jennifer Begin at admin@careerdevelopment.ab.ca or Paula Wischoff Yerama at ed@careerdevelopment.ab.ca.


Past events

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
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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
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12 Feb 2015 Who's Who in Career Development: Speed Dating Style!
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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
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11 Apr 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
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20 Mar 2014 Motivational Interviewing Workshop Level 2
17 Mar 2014 Motivational Interviewing Workshop Level 1
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21 Feb 2014 CDAA/Calgary Public Library Lunch and Learns
27 Jan 2014 Calgary Chapter and Social Networking Meeting
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