in person at thestudio, 7 Cannon St, Birmingham, B2 5EP, UK
or online via RingCentral 

About the Conference

NICEC is uniquely placed to bring together careers research, policy and practice. Our international conferences provide a stimulating environment where we can collaborate in ways that impact careers work and address the changing context.

This conference will focus on career and sustainability. We are defining sustainability broadly, as ‘the integration of social equity, economic vitality and environmental health and well-being in order to create thriving healthy, diverse and resilient communities now and in the future.’*

We will be looking at this topic through three important lenses:

  • skills,
  • wellbeing, and
  • the environment.

Through a mixture of keynotes, plenary panels, workshops and other interactive sessions, participants will be able to contribute, and learn in different ways.

You can attend for one day or two and participate either online or face-to-face. An outline programme is attached below.

Plenary contributors 

The following contributors are confirmed to date. This list will be updated as more details are finalised:

  • Ans de Vos (Professor, Antwerp University) speaking on "Preparing for Sustainable Careers"
  • Candy Ho (Chancellor’s Research Chair and Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University) 
  • Cathy Brown (Evolve) 
  • Clare Hatton (Director for Employment, Skills, Health & Communities, West Midlands Combined Authority) 
  • David Blackmore (Head of Sustainable Careers, World Wildlife Fund) 
  • Gill Frigerio (Associate Professor, University of Warwick) 
  • Miriam Dimsits (Lecturer, VIA University, Denmark) 
  • Natalie Ward-Smith (Global Careers Lead, Bupa)
  • Rosemary McLean (Director, The Career Innovation Company)
  • Tristram Hooley (Professor, University of Derby/Inland Norway University)
  • Deidre Bowen (Director of National Programmes at Mental Health UK/Rethink Mental Illness)
  • Sally Wilson (Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Employment Studies)

Facilitating a workshop

We are inviting contributions for workshops from a broad range of contributors. We are looking for input that will enable discussion about career and sustainability. We will welcome presentations which are grounded in practice, policy, research and theory and which conceptualise sustainability in a variety of ways. To find out more and submit a workshop proposal, click here.

Conference Dinner sponsored by CDI

Our dinner will be on the evening of the first day, Tue 02 July, providing an excellent opportunity for further networking as well as great food with entertainment. We are grateful to the Career Development Institute - CDIfor sponsoring the dinner and drinks. 

* Definition adapted from the charter of the University of California, Los Angeles Sustainability Committee (UCLA)


NICEC is a learned society and our goal to bring fresh perspectives, serious thinking and new avenues for research, policy and practice. 
For more information, click here.

Booking Tickets

All tickets include VAT (20%).

In person - please scroll down to book your tickets below. A two-course lunch is included each day. The "Practical Information" document below provides further details about the venue, accessibility, catering, accommodation, eating out, travel and things to do.

Online - please go to the Online bookings page

Plenary speakers - Plenary speakers are asked to register and, if required, book dinner on 02 July via the Speakers Registration Page to ensure we have your details and can keep you updated on the Conference. 

Conference Programme
Practical Information for in-person attendees

Book tickets

Ticket Cost Quantity
In person - Tue 02 and Wed 03 Jul (no dinner) £300.00
In person Tue 02 Jul (no dinner) £180.00
In person Wed 03 Jul (no dinner) £180.00
Tickets for Dinner - Tue 02 Jul £35.00
National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) is registered in England and Wales under company number 06407049 at The Lodge, Willaston House, Cheerbrook Road, Willaston, Nantwich CW5 7EN
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