Book your place at the National Research Conference


National Research Conference for Careers Practitioners


The practitioners' research conference is an annual event delivered in partnership by the CDI, iCeGS, AGCAS and NICEC.

The last conference took place on 24 February 2022 and focused on Using research methods to enhance inclusive practice with particular interest in using technology to support research, and ensuring inclusivity across all personal and situational characteristics.

Many people see research as something undertaken by academics however, we want to inspire all career development practitioners to develop their confidence, undertake research and develop the evidence base. We want you to celebrate your research and to talk about how this has informed your own and others practice. 


The programme

Our programme is intended to be largely presented by practitioners, for practitioners and aims to encourage those who have an interest in and enthusiasm to undertake research but perhaps lack the confidence. The conference is held online and we invite international colleagues to join us.

View the online programme for 2022, which includes:

  • Two keynote presentations on research relevant to career development
  • Two panels of practitioner researchers – representing research from the UK and internationally
  • Introductory seminars on a variety of topics  
  • An online poster session


The poster session at the conference is a space for dialogue: for practitioner researchers to present a summary of their work, and for conference delegates to gain an overview of the variety of current or recent research projects. Find out more here.