The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2018. To recognise this the Centre will be holding an 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 Deirdre Hughes OBE (University of Warwick), Professor Tristram Hooley (Careers and Enterprise Company, University of Derby) and Dr Siobhan Neary (Head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby).
iCeGS are seeking contributions from academics, researchers and practitioners interested in offering a 20 minute paper presentation. Indicative topic areas could include 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
All presenters are required to produce an academic poster in addition to their 20 minute paper. We would also be pleased to receive proposals for poster presentations.
Please email an abstract of no more than 300 words by Friday 17th November 2017 to Philippa Betts (iCeGS Administrator): firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts must include the following: the overarching conference theme to which the paper is responding, workshop presentation and poster/poster presentation, presenter/s name, organisational affiliation and email address, paper title and outline of the paper. We hope to confirm acceptance of proposals by 12th January 2018.