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2018 CDAA National Conference | Call for Conference Abstracts

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Date(s) - 27/10/2017
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The Call for Abstracts for the 2018 CDAA National Conference is now open. The 2018 CDAA National Conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania from Wednesday 2nd to Friday, 4th May, 2018.


The theme for the 2018 Conference will be – ‘Inspiring Excellence in Career Development: 2020 Vision – Career Adaptability and Meaningful Futures’.

The 2018 Conference Committee aims to create a conference program with a mix of the following presentation types:

Pre-Conference Workshops
A limited number of interactive Pre-Conference Workshops will be available on the morning of Wednesday 2 May. Pre-Conference Workshops will be 2 hours in length. This means a strict maximum of one hour and 45 minutes of interactive content, to allow for formalities and questions.

If you have a workshop of longer duration, feel free to make a submission and indicate the length of that workshop, should we be able to accommodate as part of the program.

Concurrent Presentations
Concurrent Presentations will be during the Conference from mid-day on Wednesday 2nd to mid-day Friday 4th May. Concurrent Presentations are 40 minutes in length. This means a strict maximum of 30 minutes of content, to allow for formalities and questions.

Should you require any clarification of this Call for Abstracts, please contact:

Peter Mansfield
National Manager
Career Development Association of Australia Inc. Phone: 08 8211 6961
Email :

For further information about the 2018 CDAA National Conference, please contact Rebecca Nguyen at GEMS Event Management Australia via email to

Important Dates

Abstracts for Conference Presentations are due by
Friday, 27th October, 2017

Presenters will be advised of the outcome of their submission by
Monday, 27th November, 2017

Full Conference Program published on Conference Website by
Friday, 1st December, 2017

Audio Visual Presentations due by
Monday, 24th April, 2018



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