International Association

for Educational and

Vocational Guidance

Upcoming Conferences

The Hague, The Netherlands, 28 to 30 June 2023, LIFELONG DEVELOPMENT AS A STANDARD

In a gesture of social justice, IAEVG and its partners are offering a Solidarity Grant to encourage the participation in the @IAEVG2023 conference of colleagues from countries with a low human development index. To learn more:

Noloc, together with Euroguidance and the Open University, is organizing the next global IAEVG conference. This will take place from 28 to 30 June 2023 in the World Forum in The Hague. The theme is 'Lifelong development as a standard'. Please don't forget to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate by registering until 1 March 2023.

Keynote speakers:

  • Marinka Kuijpers - Endowed professor at the Open University in the Netherlands and director of Loopbaangroep, NL
  • Tristram John Hooley - Professor of Career Education at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and the University of Derby, UK
  • Jos Akkermans - Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Organization, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
  • Sally Clarke - Author, coach, international speaker and burnout researcher, Australia
  • Jessie Koen - Senior researcher Future of Work at TNO and is affiliated with the Department of Work and Organization Psychology, NL
  • Joop Schippers - Professor of Labour Economics at Universiteit Utrecht, NL
  • Peter C. Weber - Professor for Career Guidance and Counselling at University of Applied Labour Studies Mannheim, Germany
  • Eva Baloch- Chair Euroguidance, Austria
  • Ilze Jansone – Vice Chair Euroguidance, Latvia

More information about the keynote speakers and their specific contribution to the conference: It is also possible to buy an online passport and see a livestream of the keynote speakers.  

Next to the keynote speakers the program will provide you with all kinds of extra activities, like a symposium together with ICCDPP, paper and poster presentations, networking activities, gala diner, and so on!

On top of that we would like to mention that during the conference a verry practical app will be provided with networking opportunities, an interactive map, (touristic) tips, offers from sponsors, chats, polls and much more.

The labor market is changing rapidly. Old professions disappear, new ones take their place and are developing faster and faster. People need to adapt at a pace that matches those developments. Also challenges like sustainability and climate change requires that people constantly acquire new knowledge and skills. The key is to stay on top of these developments by learning and development.

The World Economic Forum indicates that 85 million jobs will be lost worldwide by 2025 due to technology. The 97 million new jobs that will replace them demand different new skills for employees, so investing in learning and development is crucial. In short, it is the pursuit of a positive and self-evident learning culture.

Where do our educational and vocational guidance counsellors find themselves in all this? How can we deal with the current situation, and what will it be like in the future? What are the challenges facing us? What will be demanded of us in the future? Our conference in The Hague promises to be an interesting international meeting on a social, cultural, and intellectual level. Where the sharing of knowledge, thoughts and ideas contributes to the career professional of the future.

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Past Conferences

6-8 December 2022, Seoul, Korea,  COVID-19 and Digital transformation: Choice, Educational Prospects and Employment Challenges

The 2022 IAEVG International Conference in Seoul from 6 to 8 December 2022.conference has been held at Sejong University Convention Center in Seoul, Korea. This year, the meeting was be a hybrid event, where online and onsite participation will be available simultaneously to all paid participants.

The National Youth Policy Institute(NYPI), a renowned national research institute on youth matters and policies in Korea, in collaboration with the Institute for Social Science Studies, Malaysia’s pioneer research institute in youth and community development, and the Asian Regional Association for Career Development, were jointly hosting the conference.

The theme of the Seoul conference was “COVID-19 and Digital transformation: Vocational Choice, Educational Prospects, and Employment Challenges,” and consists of the following five sub-tracks:

1. Adaptation to the changes in the delivery of education and training in the aftermath of COVID-19;

2. New strategies concerning career information, learning, and counseling in the aftermath of COVID-19;

3. Strategies to cope with the underprivileged access to education and vocational training in the aftermath of COVID-19;

4. Application of digital platforms (e.g., MOOC) and techniques(e.g., AR, VR, XR, AI, and Metaverse) in the field of education and career development;

5. Challenges for career development practitioners in the era of the great resignation and digital work.

In the presence of the unprecedented opportunities and challenges that the pandemic and digitalization have brought, the Seoul conference made a supportive and innovative venue for practitioners, trainers, researchers, and policymakers committed to developing new vocational and educational strategies and visions for the post-COVID-19 era.

16-27 May, 2022, Singapore IAEVG/APCDA Conference (Virtual) Embracing Lifelong Career Development

The Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA), which provides an international forum for sharing career development ideas and experience in the Asia Pacific, has partnered with the IAEVG which provides global leadership in and advocates for guidance by promoting ethical, socially just, and best practices throughout the world so that career, educational and vocational guidance and counselling is available to all citizens from competent and qualified practitioners. Together, they offered a double-conference which included the best from APCDA and IAEVG, both in-person in Singapore and virtually.  480 participants registered, among whom 65 benefited from scholarships.

19-21 October, 2021 Riga, Latvia  Maximizing Potential of Career Guidance

The 44th IAEVG international conference. Spend three inspiring days exploring how career guidance can maximize the potential of individuals and communities, education and economies!

For the first time in the 70-year history of the IAEVG the Riga international conference heve been an online event. In light of ongoing COVID safety concerns and to ensure the safety and peace of mind of participants, the IAEVG board and the Riga conference organizers have agreed that the IAEVG International Conference will be held online. . The conference proceedings have been published electronically and provided to all the participants who paid their fees. The live sessions heve been recorded, and the recordings have  been available for 1 year to attendees.

11-13 September, 2019 Bratislava, Slovakia  Career Guidance for Inclusive Society

Slovakia is a young country, established in early 90´s of the 20th century on the grounds of previous Czechoslovakia, a country existing in the middle of Europe since the end of the World War I. Nevertheless, career guidance and counselling services have in our country and in this region quite a long history – the first guidance centres were established here in late 1920´s, only about twenty years later than historically the first one of Frank Parsons. Much has changed since those times, we are now facing the same challenges as all other developed countries in the world, better career guidance services for all is one of them. Theme of the conference “Career Guidance for Inclusive Society“ is moreover strong and urgent. 

2-4 October, 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden  A Need for Change

The theme of the conference is A Need for Change. Major conflicts and environmental disasters in recent years have resulted in the biggest mass movement of refugees the world has ever experienced. Countless children, young people and adults have been forced to create a new future in a new country and a new culture. Labour mobility is greater than ever. In some countries, there is talk of a ‘brain drain’, whilst at the same time companies are relocating in their quest for cheaper labour. The growing pace of technological development has meant that many of the professions we have today did not exist yesterday, and no one can be certain that they will exist tomorrow. Working in the same profession for your entire life is a utopia for the young people of today, but is perhaps not something they would particularly aspire to. At the same time, older people risk being excluded from employment as they lack the skills and qualifications for the labour market of the future. Many young people also live their lives via social media, which in many instances is not an area in which educational and vocational guidance counsellors have established a tangible presence.

Where do our educational and vocational guidance counsellors find themselves in all this? How can we deal with the current situation, and what will it be like in the future? What are the challenges facing us? What will be demanded of us in the future?

29 November - 1 December, 2017, Mexico City, Guidance for Building the Future

The Conference facilitated the construction of a community climate that allowed us to discuss the approaches and contributions of the Educational Guidance in relation to public and institutional policies and their relationship with the demands of the contemporary world, to visualize the challenges that we  have to face and to ponder suitable intervention strategies.

The purpose of the conference is to analyze and discuss the approaches and contributions of Educational and Vocational Guidance, public and institutional policies and their relationship with current demands in today's world, To discuss the challenges that affect daily life and the educational and professional trajectories of young people; To promote the construction of new strategies and interventions across different levels of education that will prepare the new generations for social change and transformation with a sense of responsibility and ethical commitment.

 2016 Madrid, Spain
 2015 Tsukuba, Japan
 2014 Quebec, Canada
 2013 Montpellier, France
 2012 Mannheim/Germany
 2011 Cape Town, South Africa
 2010 Bangalore, India
 2009 Jyväskylä, Finland

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