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7 conferences for career professionals in Winter 2020

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No one knows the value of professional development better than career development professionals. Network with other professionals in your field, pick up strategies and tools, discover opportunities and more at these conferences, taking place between January and March 2020.

2020 National Career Development Summit – The Coalition for Career Development

Jan. 8 | Washington, DC

The 2020 National Career Development Summit is designed to strengthen and accelerate the movement to make career readiness the central priority of American education. It will bring together prominent leaders from education, business, and the federal and state governments who are committed to this effort.

​HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show – Human Resources Professionals Association

Jan. 22-24 | Toronto, ON

The HRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show is Canada’s largest HR event, bringing together more than 4,000 HR professionals and business leaders from across North America. This year’s conference will feature keynotes from leading thinkers Lital MaromTerry HickeyMike BayerBrett House, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-PremuzicChristine Porath and Adam Alter.

Cannexus20 National Career Development Conference – CERIC

Jan. 27-29 | Ottawa, ON

Cannexus is a bilingual National Career Development Conference designed to promote the exchange of information and explore innovative approaches in the areas of career counselling and career development. Connect with 1,200+ professionals from education, community, government and private sectors and check out more than 150 education sessions at Canada’s largest career development conference.

EDCO Conference and Showcase – Economic Developers Council of Ontario

Feb. 4-6 | Toronto

Each year, members and other engaged in the profession gather to exchange information and learn from leading-edge presentations that are transferable to their respective communities. Part of the event includes a showcase that offers participants a chance to learn about new programming and services that will assist in day-to-day operations and funding of special projects.

APCDA Annual Conference – Asia Pacific Career Development Association

March 10-15 | Faridabad, India

The audience for the conference, on the theme of “Think Globally, Act Locally,” includes career and school counsellors, counsellor educators, workforce development professionals, human resource professionals and career development practitioners at all age levels and in all settings. Presentations will be held in English for delegates from many Asian regions as well as other parts of the world.

The Forum – National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)

March 21-24 | Washington, DC

The Forum is the premier event where workforce development professionals and leaders in business, government, labour and education gather to gain insights into the current state of the workforce system and consider the goals and policy framework affecting the future of human capital development.

VISION 2020 – International Coach Federation (ICF) Toronto

March 27 | Toronto

ICF Toronto supports its membership through learning and networking, and leads the advancement of the coaching profession. VISION 2020 will provide plenty of networking opportunities with coaching community colleagues, friends and speakers as well as exhibitors.


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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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