Career exploration is all about figuring out how to pivot and position yourself for success. Our planning process for this year's conference is no different.

We want to make sure we can bring you all the great programming you've come to expect, in the safest way possible. That's why we're offering all aspects of this year's conference in an entirely virtual setting over a 2-week span.

The 2021 conference has now passed

Thank you to everyone who attended and all of our organizers and sponsors who made this year's event a success!

If you registered for the conference and want to continue your engagement with attendees and speakers, please login to your Whova account.

Join the Team

The planning process for the 2022 conference is now underway. If you are interested in joining the organizing team, please reach out to the 2021 executive co-chairs!

You can view a summary of the conference schedule below. Each day featured 2-3 hours of programming, with opportunities for attendees to network with each other and panelists. The entire conference was planned to maximize opportunities for meaningful engagement while minimizing the effects of "virtual fatigue." 

(Note: clicking on each image below will open a PDF version which can be read by screen readers.)

Registered attendees can access the virtual conference site on Whova for up to 6 months after the event. 

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Week 2 Schedule




2021 Conference Keynote Address

6 Steps to Cultivating Radical Self-Trust in Your Career Planning

Academics often struggle with imposter syndrome, self-doubt, stress, and anxiety—especially when going on the job market. In this interactive keynote, Dr. Katie Linder shares how these challenges can be mitigated through the cultivation of Radical Self-Trust, a taxonomy she developed to help others increase their capacity for steadfast self-awareness and self-loyalty. Join Dr. Linder as she shares tools for cultivating Radical Self-Trust on the job market and in career development through six foundational methods: seeking self-knowledge, nurturing your superpowers, playfully experimenting, living your core values with intention, practicing loving kindness toward yourself and others, and settling into your life’s purpose.

Dr. Katie Linder is an avid writer and researcher with a passion for process and peeking behind the scenes at what it takes to be a successful academic. Katie earned her BA in English Literature from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and her MA and PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University. She is the creator of the You’ve Got This podcast and blogs weekly at The Academic Creative. Katie’s most recent book is Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers. Currently, she serves as the executive director for program development at Kansas State University Global Campus. Katie is also a Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance.

You can find out more about Dr. Linder on her website and follow her on Instagram.

Dr. Katie Linder