International Association

for Educational and

Vocational Guidance

Past Conferences

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 will be 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. All existing registrations stand and previously submitted proposals will be honored. The conference proceedings will be published electronically and provided to all the participants who paid their fees. The live sessions will be recorded, and the recordings will be available for 1 year to attendees.
Join us online and share and discover research and experience, deliver and take part in presentations and workshops, recharge your intellectual and emotional batteries. Together through professional and scientific exchanges we can rise as a community of practice to meet the challenges of contemporary society.

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, Mexico  Guidance for Building the Future

The Conference will facilitate the construction of a community climate that will allow 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 will 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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