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2024 APCDA Hybrid Conference

Reinvention 5.0

According to the European Commission, Industry 5.0 “provides a vision of industry that aims beyond efficiency and productivity as sole goals and reinforces the role and contribution of industry to society.” How will the fifth industrial revolution change our world? What will we need to do to prepare for this change?

The 2024 annual conference will be held at Technopark in Kerala's capital city, Thiruvananthapuram (also known as Trivandrum), India's southernmost state. The city is well-known for its historical significance and institutions of higher education. 

Lifology, our host, has been an APCDA Organization Member since 2018 and, since 2021, has also been an Affiliate, which means they offer APCDA membership to their Lifologists (career practitioners who work with clients who have used the Lifology software). Mr. Rahul Nair, Lifology’s Director of Technology and Academics, is our south India representative.

The 2024 Conference will be Hybrid, similar to the previous conference.  This year the first week (April 15 - 19) will be 100% virtual (which allows those who desire to present to do so without the expense of travel).  The second week  (April 24-27), with our plenary sessions, will be held in Trivandrum with in-person attendees, and broadcast to virtual attendees.

We hope to see you at the 2024 Hybrid Conference.

Dates to Remember

October 11 - 13, 2023 2023 Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ) International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
October 20 - 23, 2023 2023 CDAA National Conference,Melbourne, Australia
Jan 29 - 31, 2024 Cannexus, Ottawa, Canada
April 15-27, 2024 2024 APCDA Conference, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
June 26-28, 2024 2024 NCDA Conference, San Diego, California, USA

APCD Journal

Asia Pacific Career Development Journal (APCDJ) is an international biannual scholarly journal dedicated to all career development and intervention related topics. 

APCDA Podcast

The current podcast season focuses on the 'Voice of Industry'. If you like to keep current with developments in the world of work, upcoming trends and emerging careers, then this season is for you.

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