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Conference Theme
The landscape of career counseling is changing in order to meet the needs of rapidly changing technology that is impacting how people communicate, process information, and ultimately live. We are in what is called the information age and a global economy. Further, the current climate in the United States does not appear to be one of inclusivity and opportunity unless you are wealthy.

Postmodern career counseling attempts to include groups who have traditionally been excluded from the discourse. What are you doing in your work that addresses the challenges of career counseling in the 21st century? How is your work making an impact? What is innovative about your approach or work that meets the needs of various populations in 2017?

Topic Areas
We encourage submissions that highlight the conference theme, “Career Counseling in the 21st Century,” highlighted by these following topic areas:

Target Audience
All program material should be designed to provide an experience of learning and development to career counselors and career development practitioners and specialists. These professionals work in colleges, private practice, schools, business and industry, community services, workforce, corrections and One-Stop centers, agencies and government. They call themselves counselor educators, career center staff, coaches, career development facilitators (CDF’s), rehabilitation counselors, consultants, transition specialists, managers, labor market and employment specialists, and school counselors and administrators.

Submission Instructions

To submit a proposal, please complete the proposal questions on the conference web site.

Proposal Deadline: Midnight PST on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Submissions will not be reviewed past this time unless otherwise stated by CCDA on the website.

Proposal Selection Process
The CCDA Conference Program Committee will review all proposals. Final decisions will be based on quality, target audience, and relation to the conference theme. Presenters will be notified via email of acceptance or rejection of the proposal by Monday, April 10. If you do not receive an email notification of your proposal’s acceptance or decline from CCDA by April 10, please contact Sherilyn Ashena at

Proposal Evaluation
Each program proposal will be evaluated on the following criteria:

A/V Equipment
Presentation meeting rooms will be equipped with a podium or presenter table, LCD/data projector and screen, and electrical access for any additional equipment. Audiovisual equipment such as flip charts and audio patches are available upon request. Conference management will not provide computers, laptops, or any other type of computer equipment. Presenters must bring their own computer equipment or incur the cost individually. No A/V equipment will be available for roundtable sessions.

Internet Access
A limited number of presentation rooms will be equipped with Internet access.

Presenters are responsible for providing a minimum of 50 handouts per session. Room capacity may necessitate a higher quantity of handouts, and you will be notified in advance of the size of your presentation room. Please prepare handouts in advance of the conference, as on-site photocopying will not be available. Please also provide an electronic version of your presentation, including PowerPoint/slides and handouts prior to Thursday, May 4, 2017 for Program Planning and for posting on the CCDA website.

Registration Deadline: A reduced rate for paid registration ($10) for the CCDA Regional Conference is required of all presenters.

Questions & Correspondence: All questions and correspondence regarding program proposals can be made via email to Sherilyn Ashena at