2020 Virtual Conference Agenda

Use the Conference App to access live and recorded presentations!
The Conference App will be available on July 9. Please note that you will receive an App Invitation in your email no later than July 9. This app invitation will allow you to quickly and easily download and login to the conference app on your mobile device or desktop. The conference app will only be accessible to registered attendees. Read the APP FAQs for more information.


All session times are listed in the Eastern Time Zone.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 
2:00 - 3:20 pm Welcome, Event Overview, and Keynote Speaker Lisa Taylor
3:30 – 4:25 pm Presidential Choice Live Event: Current Trends in Diversity Recruiting Practices
4:30 - 5:30 pm Annual NCDA Membership Meeting Live Event
At Your Leisure Use the Conference App to access numerous pre-recorded presentations by conference presenters!
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
2:00 - 3:10 pm Welcome and Keynote Speaker Patricia Arredondo
3:15 - 4:15 pm Presidential Choice Live Event: Reframe Your Career Game: 5 Shifts Required of 21st Century Career Practice
4:30 - 5:30 pm Presidential Choice Live Event: Innovating Career Practice Using Career Construction Counseling
At Your Leisure Use the Conference App to access numerous pre-recorded presentations by conference presenters!
Thursday, July 16, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 pm Constituency Groups/Small Group Discussions Live Event
3:00 - 4:00 pm Welcome and Keynote Speaker Rosie Davis
4:15 - 5:15 pm Presidential Choice Live Event: Supporting Unemployed Mid-to-Late Career Adults through the Lens of Schlossberg's 4-S Transition Model
5:15 pm Wrap-up


Did you know...?
NCDA's Guide to Frequently Asked Questions:

NCDA Conference App (available starting July 9)
The Conference App is the cornerstone to our first-ever virtual event. Please download the NCDA app at the App store. Search NCDA for the free app. Only registered attendees will be given access to the free Conference App. The Conference App will house:

  • Conference agenda
  • Links to Live events
  • Links to all pre-recorded events
  • All live and pre-recorded session presenters and descriptions
  • Presenter bios and contact information
  • Attendee contact information
  • Networking with Virtual Event attendees
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall and Sponsors
  • and much more...

Visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the App free. Just search NCDA. Or get the desktop version in June at https://event.crowdcompass.com/ncda2020


Presentations and Roundtables will not be separately distinguished in this year's virtual event. All presenters were given the opportunity to pre-record their presentations or roundtables for the pre-recorded events section listed in the Conference App. Sessions range from approximately 30 minutes in length to 70 minutes in length. Where appropriate, handouts and presentations have been attached to their session listing in the app. Questions and comments can be sent directly to the presenters using the information provided in the Conference App. 

Constituency Group / Small Group Discussions
NCDA utilizes a constituency model to better represent and serve the diverse needs of our members. You will have the opportunity to meet virtually with the Trustee for the constituency group that most closely represents your work setting or interest affiliation. These groupings are designed to help you in your networking, to facilitate greater connection with colleagues who may share similar interests and work settings, and to enhance communication between the membership and the NCDA Board. You may choose one of the following to participate in the live meeting:

    • School Career Counselors and Specialists
    • Higher Education Career Counselors and Specialists
    • Private Practice, Business & Industry, and Agencies
    • Counselor Educators and Researchers
    • State Division Leaders


Continuing Education Hours Available

Attendees can receive up to 15 continuing education hours for attending live and pre-recorded educational sessions. 

The NCDA Career Development Conference CEUs are approved for all NCDA credentials.


NBCC ACEPNational Career Development Association (NCDA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 1003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.









Mark your calendar for future Conferences:

2021 NCDA Conference
June 30-July 2, 2021

Marriott Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

2022 NCDA Conference
June 27-29, 2022

Anaheim Marriott Hotel
Anaheim, California