Upcoming Conferences


National Career Pathways Network
2018 Conference

The 2018 conference will be held in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky, at the Galt House Hotel. All sessions will take place in the hotel. The main conference will be Thursday and Friday, October 11–12, 2018. Preconference workshops (Wednesday, October 10, 2018) will address topics such as Career Pathways Leadership Certification, Engaging Employers, and Apprenticeships.

The conference will focus on Career Pathways implementation at the state and local levels. The conference’s 900+ attendees will consist of a broad cross-section of stakeholders comprising secondary and postsecondary educators, workforce development professionals/staff, and employers.

2018 NCTN Conference

The National College Transition Network (NCTN) at World Education, Inc. is a national leader in designing and providing professional development to strengthen college and career readiness services and career pathways for adult learners. By promoting evidence-based practices and innovation, the NCTN strengthens the policy and best practice needed to help nontraditional learners, such as veterans, dislocated workers, and under and unemployed adults earn a family-sustaining income.

Join us at our 12th annual NCTN conference to be held November 12-14, 2018 in Cambridge, MA. The conference theme is Advancing College and Career Readiness: Preparing Adult Learners for the Future of Work.

The 2018 conference continues our tradition of providing a forum for adult education, workforce development, and postsecondary educators, advisors, and administrators to learn from experts and each other, and to affirm a shared commitment to educational and economic opportunity for adult learners.

Our featured keynote, The Future of Work: Some True News, will be delivered by Paul Osterman, the NTU Professor of Human Resources and Management at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. Dr. Osterman has authored and edited several books on the American youth labor market, partnerships among labor, management, and government, and changing patterns in the American labor market. His books include: Who Will Care For Us? Long Term Care and the Long Term Care Workforce and Good Jobs America: Making Work Better For Everyone.

Learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from national level presenters. We offer twelve strands comprised of more than 60 breakout sessions, providing innovative, valuable, state-of-the-art training that you can implement in your program and incorporate into your practice. Register today!

Please contact Conference Coordinator, Priyanka Sharma with questions at (617) 385-3788 or priyanka_sharma@worlded.org.


Hotel Information

The 2018 NCTN conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA from November 12-14. Situated along the scenic Charles River, this hotel is nestled between some of Boston’s legendary colleges and universities. Take a short walk over the Mass Ave. bridge to be near all the best sights the city has to offer!