2018 Annual Conference

Connecting Career, Family, and Society
May 15 - 19, 2018
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

12.5 CEU Clock Hours Available

Click here for a printable flyer.
Click here for the Call for Proposals.

APCDA invites you to attend this international conference where all presentations will be in English. The audience will consist of delegates from many Asian countries as well as other parts of the world. This conference provides opportunities for networking, sharing among practitioners, and identifying new resources. Breakout sessions will be divided into four tracks:

  • Serving School Populations (K-12)
  • Serving College Students
  • Serving Working or Job Seeking Adults
  • Research on Career Issues

The audience will include career and school counselors, counselor educators, workforce development professionals, human resource professionals, and career development practitioners at all age levels and in all settings (school, college and university, government, military, business, agency, corrections, and private practice). Some assistance with translation will be provided, but delegates are encouraged to bring their own translators.

Proposals are due November 30, 2017.  Click here for the Call for Programs.

Keynote Speakers:

Taoist Philosophy and Decision-Making

Hong Li, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Tsinghua University.

Action: What It Is and Why It Matters in Career Counseling

Richard A. Young, EdD, is a Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Hope-Centered, Actively Engaged Career Development

Norman Amundson, PhD, is a Full Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Advertisers

Click here for a flyer describing opportunities for letting our attendees know about your products.

Optional Extras:

  • Professional Development Institute: Hope-Centered, Actively Engaged Career Development by Norm Amundson
    This 3-hour Professional Development Institute provides a more in-depth learning experience, where you will have the time to really learn the skills and content.
  • Optional Tour of 798 Art District
    798 was an area of factories, but it is now an art district. At 798, you can see that history and reality, industry and the arts perfectly blend with each other.  This is a fascinating example of what is possible for our artistic clients.
  • Optional Career Center Tours
    Visit either the corporate offices of New Elite Development Program to learn about their programs or the Tsinghua University Career Center to learn about career planning practices in universities in China.
  • Optional Tour of Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven
    You cannot visit Beijing without seeing the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.  Join friends from the conference in touring these special places.

Conference Registration

Before Feb 28

Before April 15

April 16 & after

Professional Member




Professional Non-Member




Student/Retired Member or Presenter




Student/Retired Non-Member




Vendor Table




Optional tour of Tour of 798 Art District




Option career center tours




Optional tour of Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven




Optional Professional Development Institute




CEU Clock Hours Available

Our annual conference is an opportunity for networking, professional development, and to earn 12.5 CEU Clock Hours from the US NBCC.


Tuesday, May 15

9 AM – 1 PM

Tour of 798 Art District

2 – 5 PM

Two tours: New Elite Development Program or Tsinghua Career Center

6 – 8 PM

Meet-up at a local restaurant

Wednesday, May 16

8:00 - 9:00


9:00 - 12:00 PM

Keynote by Dr. Hong Li

Noon - 1PM

Lunch (included in registration fee)

1PM – 6:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Reception (included in registration fee)

Thursday, May 17

9 AM – Noon

Keynote by Dr. Richard Young and Breakout Sessions

Noon – 1 PM

Lunch (included in registration fee)

1 PM – 4 PM

Breakout Sessions

4 PM – 5 PM

Annual Meeting

Friday, May 18

9 AM– Noon

Keynote by Dr. Norm Amundson and Breakout Sessions

2 PM – 5 PM

Optional Professional Development Institute by Dr. Norm Amundson

Saturday, May 19

9 AM– 5PM

Tour of Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven

Refund policy: Registrations that are canceled at least 4 days prior to the event can be refunded, except for a 6% handling fee. After that time, there are no refunds.

Registration opens January 1, 2018.

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