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Welcome to the Asia Pacific Career Development Association

APCDA connects career development professionals who work in or are interested in the Asia Pacific region and provides a global forum for sharing career development ideas, research, and techniques that are effective in the Asia Pacific region. To learn more about APCDA, click "About APCDA."  To donate, click "Support APCDA."

APCDA wants our 2021 Conference to be fun as well as informative.  Shake off the pandemic feelings of isolation and missing friends.  One way to make this conference more fun and connect with others is through the contests. 

The Fun Facts Contest is intended to help build connections.  Sharing of fun facts or good secrets can be an icebreaker to establish new connections. Perhaps this is why, during a job interview, an employer is likely to start with an icebreaker question like, “tell me something interesting about yourself.” Questions like these help the employer get to know a candidate better. Similarly, when meeting someone new for the first time, revealing some good secrets about ourselves can help others connect with us. Fun facts need not be funny, just interesting. Here are some tips for identifying your fun facts:

  • Think about your life experiences and any interesting or uncommon events or situations that you experienced. Which experiences shaped you as a professional and a person?
  • Look at your family and consider unique characters or funny stories.  Think about aspects of your country or culture that surprise people who visit for the first time.
  • Consider talents, skills, or hobbies which our attendees may find surprising (or may share).
  • Think about movies, books, or podcasts that have impacted you.
  • Reflect on your association with APCDA or other professional associations and events that made an impression on you. 

Take a chance on sharing some of your good secrets.  Make the 2021 APCDA conference fun for yourself and other attendees.  The “Most Liked” Fun Facts will be announced at the Closing Ceremony on May 29.

 Visit our 2021 Conference page for details.

Dates to Remember

May 19-29, 2021 APCDA Conference, Virtual
Jun 29-Jul 1, 2021 NCDA Conference, Virtual
Oct 19-21, 2021 IAEVG Conference, Rigga, Latvia
May 24-28, 2022 APCDA Conference, Singapore
May, 2023 APCDA Conference, Kazakhstan

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