IAEVG international career specialist conference held in Riga online
The 44-th annual career specialist conference of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) take place on October 19-21 in Riga, Latvia, bringing together career guidance professionals from around the world. IAEVG scientific and practical conference is organized by the State Education Development Agency (VIAA) and the Latvian Career Support Development Association (LKAAA), to highlight the importance of guidance in economic development as well as the development of the field of career guidance in general.
Minister of Education and Science Anita Muižniece admits: “It is important to provide support people, especially at these difficult times, when such unpredictable changes take place in the processes of education and employment. Remote work and study modes bring additional confusion and sometimes increase uncertainty. But career information, career education and career guidance form a single system that helps people understand their opportunities and abilities, their choices and the importance of their future.”
VIAA director Dita Traidās emphasizes: “We are pleased to organize this conference, which brings together career development professionals - researchers, practitioners, educators and students from all over the world. It is a great opportunity to identify innovative solutions in the field of career guidance. Despite the fact that the IAEVG annual conference is taking place online for the first time and its participants do not have the opportunity to visit our country, we are pleased to contribute to the promotion of career development support at the international level.”
At the IAEVG conference, career professionals will be able to broaden their horizons, find ideas and methods for improving their work in order to increase the potential of career guidance in the field of both industry professionals and associations. For the first time, at the conference with support of Latvian specialists has summarized the most popular methods and materials of IAEVG national correspondents, which are available for viewing in the virtual exhibition.
During one of the sessions of the international conference will also host the National Career Support Conference “Teacher Career Counselor Resources for Promoting Self-Effectiveness”, which will be attended by pedagogical career counselors and other interested people from Latvia.
The IAEVG brings together guidance professionals from around the world. The cooperation partner of the Association in Latvia is VIAA, which this year has earned the right to organize the annual international conference with the support of the Euroguidance program and LKAAA. Conference is funded by the European Social Fund project “Career Support in General and Vocational Education Institutions”.
Detailed schedule available
We are very pleased to announce the publication of the detailed programme schedule for the conference including keynote, paper, workshop and poster presenters. This exciting programme contains thought-provoking contributions from around the globe. Please explore and share!
Conference fee payments accepted also by credit card
The conference organizers have introduced an option to pay the
Conference registration fee by credit card.
The conference programme will be updated in early September upon receipt of revised contributions (papers).
IAEVG 2020/21 conference to be held online
To ensure the safety and peace of mind of participants, the IAEVG conference will be held online. All existing registrations stand and previously submitted proposals will be honored.
The updated conference programme is concentrated to three hours per day to allow maximum attendance in real time. The conference sessions will also be recorded and made available for one year after the event.
There will be no change of fees. Platforms ensuring a quality virtual conference experience are costly and additional funding needs to be secured for post-production of conference recordings.
NEW IAEVG conference COVID update
In light of ongoing COVID safety concerns, the IAEVG board and the Riga conference organizers have agreed to move back the IAEVG International conference from April 2021 to October 2021. We sincerely hope for a chance to see each other face to face and to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the IAEVG together in the context of the conference. The conference dates have been reset to 19-21 October 2021. All existing registrations and submitted contributions will be honoured. The call for conference contributions has now been extended with a deadline of 31 March 2021. Please note the additional theme of “career support in the face of disruption”. Papers on other topics are also welcome.
The Riga conference will be a live face-to-face event, insofar as national, European and international health and safety regulations allow. Participants are responsible for following the health, safety and travel guidelines which apply to their personal and national circumstances, as well as the sanitary and security measures instated at the conference venue. Should force majeure circumstances intervene, the organizers reserve the right to maintain a contingency plan for an abridged online conference. Online in this context means a webinar only of pre-recorded keynotes. In the event of a purely online event, all other conference programme elements will be cancelled. However, in any case, the conference proceedings will be published electronically and provided to all the participants who paid their fees.
IAEVG COVID update
The IAEVG Riga conference has been postponed to April 27-29 2021. All existing registrations will be honoured.
The Riga conference will be a live face-to-face event, insofar as national, European and international health and safety regulations allow. Participants are responsible for following the health, safety and travel guidelines which apply to their personal and national circumstances, as well as the sanitary and security measures instated at the conference venue.
The call for conference contributions is now re-opened with the deadline of 15 October 2020 in order to allow additional participants to submit proposals. An additional theme of career support in the face of disruption has been added. Papers on other topics are also welcome.
As of 9 June 2020 the state of emergency in Latvia has been lifted, and travel restrictions are gradually being relaxed, however, new public health measures have been passed in order to reduce the chance of a repeated outbreak.
The organizers reserve the right to maintain a contingency plan for an abridged online conference in the event of a renewed state of emergency. Online in this context means a webinar only of pre-recorded keynotes. In the event of an online event, all other conference programme elements will be cancelled.
The final decision on the form of the conference – live as re-scheduled or online – will be made two months before the event, on February 26, 2021, based on the national and international regulations in force at the time. Should force majeure circumstances intervene after the cut-off date for the decision, the conference may either proceed online or be cancelled. However, in any case, the conference proceedings will be published electronically and provided to all the participants who paid their fees.
IAEVG 2020 Riga international conference under discussion
Due to concerns around Covid 19 related travel bans world wide, the Conference organizers are currently seeking a viable alternative, in communication with the IAEVG board. This means that the conference will not take place on site in Riga on 20-22 October, and possible options include an online event, or an onsite event at a later date. The decision will be made after May 12, 2020.
Extension of the Early bird rate and Call for Papers deadline
In order to address concerns over the impact of the coronavirus to the organisation of public events and ban on international travel, conference organizers are extending the Early bird registration rate and the deadline for the Call for Papers of the IAEVG International conference in Riga until 30 April 2020.
Conference organisers are following the overall situation and guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation, and in particular the decisons of the Latvian government regarding orgnisation of public events. Should any changes to the conference plan be required, information about this will be made available on the conference website.
IAEVG 2020 Conference team