Changing boundaries: career, identity, and self – Call for papers


There is still over a week left to submit a paper for the two day NICEC conference to be held on the 16th – 17th April 2019 in Manchester, England.

The conference will provide a mixture of keynotes, debates, seminars and open discussion and will seek to address a number of themes relating to the career development field.  Confirmed international speakers include Professor Michael Arthur, Suffolk University Boston and Dr Mary McMahon, University of Queensland, Professor Rie Thomsen, Aarhus University and John Amaechi, OBE, United Kingdom.

This conference will explore the ways in which boundaries are changing and what the implications might be for theory, practice and policy-making in career development in a world where once taken-for-granted assumptions are changing.

The conference is organised around three broad themes reflecting NICEC’s focus on the relationship between policy, research and practice:

  • Changing context for work and career
  • Shifting themes and concepts
  • Innovating practice

We invite contributions for workshops from a broad range of presenters conceptualising ‘changing boundaries’ in different ways to reflect the diversity in thinking and innovation in policy-making and practice.  Key questions that the conference aims to address include:

  • What influences career identity and the self?
  • Can disruption be fruitful?
  • What does the future look like?
  • What conceptualisations of career will be needed?
  • Where is the continuity and where is the change?

We welcome abstracts of up to 300 words for individual presentations (20 minutes) and up to 500 words for symposiums (one hour). Abstracts should be submitted to by 31st October 2018.

For further details email and to book your place:


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