Dear Colleagues,

A very warm invitation to all colleagues and stakeholders in the career development community to the CDAA 2024 National Conference in Melbourne.

The CDAA bi-annual conference is the only national in-person, live session conference completely focused on career development research, theory and practice with a cross-sectoral perspective.

Whether you are interested in the latest trends and research, theories and transitions, or transformative practice, come prepared to learn from colleagues as well as industry thought leaders and contribute from your own experience. Every session will be interactive and provide opportunities to develop tangible take away actions.

From the welcome and networking event Sunday evening, the conference Monday and Tuesday, conference dinner Monday evening and Masterclasses Wednesday morning, there will be ample opportunities to connect, learn, laugh, contribute and grow with colleagues. Make the most of this tax-deductible investment in your own future.

For our profession's stakeholders and suppliers, this is the best investment you can make to develop new business opportunities and renew acquaintances, in one place at one time.

You will receive a warm welcome if you choose to stay at the conference venue, Pullman Melbourne on the Park. There are also numerous other accommodation options close by and convenient public transport.

Walk away connected and experience a true sense of belonging to Australia's Career Development community. We look forward to welcoming you to the CDAA National Conference in Melbourne October 2024!

Leonie Stanfield

Conference Convenor


"Outstanding. I really enjoyed the conference and learnt new and interesting things. Thank you - I came away inspired and energised!"

"This was my first conference and it made me want to attend future conferences. The conference facilities were lovely, food was excellent, staff were great."

"Very well organised and great line up of keynote speakers and presenters. Appreciated the friendly and welcoming environment."

Key Dates

Friday, 31 May 2024
Early Bird Registration Closes

Saturday, 1 June 2024
Standard Registration opens

Monday, 1 July 2024
Sponsorship and exhibition cancellation cut-off 

Friday, 16 August 2024
Registration cancellation cut-off 

Wednesday, 20 September 2024
Accommodation cancellation deadline 

Friday, 11 October 2024
Online Registration closes

Sunday, 20 - Wednesday 23 October 2024 CDAA National Conference

Career Development Association of Australia

Conference Convenor

PO Box 378, Brighton
South Australia 5048

+61 421 102 477

GEMS Event Management

Conference Organiser

GEMS Event Management Australia
Unit 15, 118 Queens Road, Five Dock
New South Wales 2046

ABN 30 615 654 629

+61 2 9744 5252

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