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iCeGS 20th Anniversary Conference

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Date(s) - 23/05/2018 - 24/05/2018
All Day

University of Derby


The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2018.  In recognition of this we are hosting an international conference on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th May 2018 at the University of Derby, UK.

The conference title is “Imagining new perspectives on work – the role of career development in shaping futures.”  The event aims to examine how the concept of work might develop and evolve over the next decade and in conjunction with this how the role of career development practitioners might need to adapt to continue supporting individuals in the future.

Keynote speakers include: Professor David Blustein, (Boston College, USA), Dr Phoebe Moore (University of Leicester), Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE (University of Warwick), Professor Tristram Hooley (University of Derby), and Dr Siobhan Neary (Head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby).

The conference focus will be on key themes shaping the concept of career and the way in which career guidance is theorised and practiced.  Themes will include globalisation, social change and technology.

Contributions have been received from academics, researchers and practitioners interested in offering a 20 minute paper presentation. Indicative topic areas have included the following:

  • Global change and careers.  Industrial restructuring and careers, Innovation, skills and technology and their effect on work, Environmental change, Mega-cities, migration and mobility, 21st century careers in a post-work society
  • Careers in times of social and political change.  Political and economic changes including Brexit/Labour market change/The ageing society and older workers/The place of vulnerable groups in the labour market/ Educational change
  • Technology and careers.  Social media/The gig economy/Digital literacy and the digital divide/Developing the future practitioner

For conference programme see link: iCeGS 20th Anniversary Conference – Programme  ‌

For conference workshops see links: Conference Workshop Sessions – Wednesday 23rd May 2018 and Conference Workshop Sessions – Thursday 24rd May 2018

Conference and Booking information can be found at:

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