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CDPI Spring 2021 Annual Conference

  • 24 May 2021
  • 9:30 AM
  • 27 May 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • Zoom links will be sent with completed Registration


  • This conference is free for CDPI members.

    If you need to renew your membership, please do so by May 10th.
  • This registration is used for all Vendors wishing to participate in the conference. Vendors will have their own breakout room during the Vendor Fair on Wednesday May 26th and will also be able to attend conference sessions if they wish to do so.
  • The $45 conference registration fee will include an annual membership for registrants who are eligible to be a CDPI member in addition to complete conference access. Registrants who opt for this option for conference registration will be sent a form to submit their details to complete their membership in mid-May.

    Active membership is open to those individuals currently employed in career development functions at Indiana colleges or universities or professionals of other organizations whose purpose and mission are linked to career development initiatives. Career development may include student employment, internships and co-op programs, career counseling, and full-time employment programs.
  • Registration for conference sponsors.

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Hindsight is 2020: Surviving, Thriving, and Arriving 

2021 Annual CDPI (Virtual) Conference

May 24th - 27th, 2021 

The annual CDPI conference will bring career services professionals from across the state of Indiana for a week of professional development opportunities. This year, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from 20 different presenters [including professionals from across the state and community partners] about best practices for supporting our students during the pandemic and beyond. The conference will include sessions focused on supporting our own wellness, effective practices for virtual career services, tailoring services to various student groups, employer relations, alumni engagement, and networking and other early career practices.  

The daily conference structure is below. Click here for a brief overview of the sessions to be offered each day!

Conference Structure

Time (EST)



Monday & Wednesday: CDPI Networking

Tuesday & Thursday: Wellness Session


Breakout Session A

Breakout Session B


Featured Speaker: Skillful Indiana, Work+Learn Indiana & Ascend Indiana


Breakout Session A 

Breakout Session B

*This time block will be an annual celebration on Thursday, May 27th 

Virtual conference details: 

The virtual conference will take place via Zoom and attendees will be able to choose which sessions and how many sessions they want to attend throughout the week. Upon registration, attendees will receive a confirmation email of their registration.  A full program will be released in late April to registrants which will include:

  • Conference session zoom links;

  • Breakout session descriptions; and 

  • Information on how to access session materials and recordings after the conference. 

Register for the virtual conference today!

The annual conference is free for current CDPI members.  If you need to renew your membership ($35), please click here for further information.  We ask you do so by May 10th to allow time for membership renewal processing.

Non-Member Conference Registration 

Non-members will be charged a fee of $45 at time of registration, and this fee includes conference registration and a one-year CDPI membership for eligible members.  A CDPI board members will email you requesting your details to create your membership instance prior to the conference. 

Questions about the conference? 

Contact Karley Clayton, CDPI President-Elect, at president-elect@cdpi.org

Why do we charge for events?

CDPI is a non-profit organization that has recurring expenses like maintaining the website you are using right now, book-keepers, and grant opportunities for our members.  We rely on membership dues to keep our organization running!

Career Development Professionals of Indiana

Questions or suggestions for our website?

Contact the Director of Digital Communications at prcommunications@cdpi.org. 

Career Development Professionals of Indiana, Inc., P.O. Box 2745, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

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