2023 Annual Conference


The 2023 Graduate Career Consortium Annual Conference will take place June 27-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to the conference, there will also be special opportunities for those new to our profession and for mid-career professionals.

The GCC Annual Conference is an important opportunity for members to connect and share new ideas, learn best practices, and offer mutual support. With a theme of Navigating Career-Related Crossroads, this year’s conference will focus on how we both serve our students and postdocs when they are navigating career-related crossroads, and how we navigate while on our own career journeys.

If you have questions about the conference, please email info@gradcareerconsortium.org

More information about: Conference Theme  |  Conference Registration & Details  |  Conference Agenda  |  Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops  |  Explore Indy with the GCC  |  Virtual Conference on June 2


Our Theme for 2023: Navigating Career-Related Crossroads

For our 2023 conference theme - Navigating Career-Related Crossroads - our goal is to explore the many decisions that graduate students and postdocs face in their career and professional development, as well as those that we face in our own careers. These points of decision - crossroads - can affect our own work and practice in career and professional development and the paths of the students and postdocs with whom we work.

The image we hold in mind for these moments of decisions that we will use this year is the idea of a crossroads – the intersection of two or more paths, roads, or trails. We also intentionally consider the use of the word intersection, the convergence of different paths, which can also be used as a convergence of identities. This convergence can be that of social identities, work/life identities, past experiences in graduate education, or a number of different identities that we and the students and postdocs that we work with possess while we are all engaged in graduate and postdoc career exploration and decision-making.  

At a crossroads, we consider where we will go next and even how we navigate our literal and figurative intersections.  At a crossroads, we decide what next steps we take toward the future we and those we work with see in the distance.  Finally, at a crossroads, we learn more about ourselves, our work, and those that we work with. Join us in June 2023 in Indianapolis – The Crossroads of America – as we think about how we can and should navigate the many moments that are crossroads to us as graduate and postdoc career professionals.


2023 Annual Conference Registration & Details

Conference Dates:     June 27-30 (conference begins at 6pm on 6/27 and ends at noon on 6/30)
Pre-conference Date: June 27   
Location:      Hyatt Regency Indianapolis – Downtown Indianapolis

Find the conference agenda here

The GCC Midwest region and your Indiana GCC colleagues welcome the conference to Indianapolis this year.  The 2023 Annual Conference will feature a full agenda of member-generated sessions, networking opportunities, keynote addresses, a poster session, and more. It will be an exciting opportunity to develop as professionals in the field, build community, and learn about new ideas and best practices in the field. 
Registration Type      Cost
Early Registration (extended through 3/27)$795
Regular Registration (through 6/26) $875

Hotel rooms will be $189/night.

Register here for the 2023 GCC Annual Conference

Registration includes multiple receptions and meals, including:
•    Breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
•    Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday

The GCC is committed to making the annual conference a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees.  Refer to the Annual Conference registration system for our 2023 Covid-19 Policy.

Registration for the in-person conference is open only to GCC members, nonmembers who are presenting sessions with GCC members, and conference sponsors. If you have questions about registration, email info@gradcareerconsortium.org. 


Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops

The GCC will host both pre- and post-conference workshops – an in-person Pre-Conference Workshop for New Professionals in Indianapolis on Tuesday, June 27 from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and a half-day Post-Conference Workshop for Midcareer Professionals that will take place on Wednesday, July 26.. 

Pre-Conference Workshop for New Professionals: This full-day workshop is designed for conference registrants who are new to career development or to working specifically with graduate students or postdoctoral scholars. Participants will learn about best practices for the field, hear perspectives from experienced members, and build a community together. In past years, attendees have reported that this workshop helped them meet new colleagues, situate themselves in the field, and feel ready to build their career going forward. The Pre-Conference Workshop for New Professionals will cost $150.

Post-Conference Workshop for Midcareer Professionals: This half-day workshop is designed for GCC members with experience. Participants will learn from leaders in the field and build a toolkit of knowledge and skills to flourish in their professional lives. It will take place on Wednesday, July 26 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm ET featuring Molly Grisham, Lead Facilitator for Influence, LLC, speaking on "Managing Up," and  Sarah Hokanson, Assistant Provost for Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at Boston University, on "Managing Sideways." The Post-Conference Workshop for Midcareer Professionals will cost $125 as an add-on to either in-person or online registration.

Explore Indy With the GCC on Friday Afternoon

The 2023 Conference Socials Subcommittee has been planning for both optional group excursions on the afternoon of Friday, June 30 after the conference concludes and for on-your-own activities that you can do while visiting Indianapolis.  We encourage you to explore Indianapolis, consider extending your visit to join us on one of these group excursions on Friday afternoon, and to take advantage of this opportunity to see the city while you are here.  Learn more about special Friday afternoon group excursions for GCC members and do-on-your-own activities and register for specific events at the link below

Register for Friday afternoon outings here

Virtual Conference on June 2

Date: June 2, 2023 – Times: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern
Register for the virtual conference here

We know that not all of our members will be able to join us in Indianapolis this year, so we are also hosting a virtual conference option on Friday June 2. Check out the virtual conference agenda here. The virtual conference will be open to those who are not members. For those who are eligible for membership but have never been GCC members before, we are offering a special First-Time Membership + Virtual Conference Registration. More details about the full program are forthcoming.

  • Full and Emeritus Member Registration: $125
  • Trainee Member Registration: Free
  • First-Time Membership + Virtual Conference Registration: $300
  • Non-Member Registration: $325
  • In-Person Conference Attendees: Free