CDI National Conference 2021

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9-10 December 2021

The CDI National Conference is an excellent opportunity to hear from a wide range of fantastic practitioners and thought leaders on key areas related to career development. It is our most prestigious event, held every two years, and for CDI members this year includes the CDI AGM and installation of the new CDI President.  

This day-and-a-half online event is a great way to end the year, with a range of insightful keynote talks, seminars and panel sessions, brought to you by the CDI working with colleagues from across the sector. 

View the latest programme and book your place now


Ticket prices

Ticket type Member price (incl VAT) Non-member price (incl VAT) Student (incl VAT) *Student Pricing is available to those currently on a full Level 6 course or QCD students only* International (incl VAT)
Full conference (2 days)  £60 £90 £36 £36
Day delegate (one day conference access on either Thursday or Friday) £36 £48 £24 £24
Annual General Meeting FREE N/A FREE FREE

Special conference offer for non-members: book now and sign up as a CDI member by the end of January 2022, and we will refund the difference in the ticket price.

Conference theme

Professional careers interventions can have a hugely positive impact on the individual, the economy and society, and at the conference we’ll be exploring how career development supports the 17 United Nations' sustainability goals under the themes of:

  • Decent Work and Sustainable Economic Activity (labour market)
  • Education
  • Social Equity
  • Peace and Justice
  • Health and Well-being
  • Environment
View the latest programme and speaker line-up here.


The main conference will run in three sessions across two days and each session will focus on two of the United Nations' goals:

  • 9th December morning: Decent Work and Sustainable Economic Activity / Education
  • 9th December afternoon: Social Equity / Peace & Justice
  • 10th December morning: Health and Well-being / Environment

The CDI AGM will take place on the afternoon of 10th December and is open to CDI members only. It will be followed by the installation of Carolyn Parry as the new CDI President, which is open to everyone to attend.

Bringing in the clients' voice

At this year’s conference, we want to complement the wide range of thought leaders and experts with the voice of your clients. We’re looking for short client videos that share the difference your support made to their career and life journey. As well as being practitioners, some of you may have been clients yourselves, and we’d love to hear your story.

Find out how to record and submit your video here.

Here is an example from David Morgan, CEO of the CDI.


With thanks to our Headline Sponsor:

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    Bag Sponsor: 

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Partner with the CDI

For more information on event sponsorship, exhibiting, thought leadership opportunities or advertising, please contact Joanne Thorniley on 01384 445627 or at

You can download our commerical partnerships brochure here: National Conference opportunities pack