ICC 2022 Convention

** New Dates: 10th - 12th August 2022 **

The COUNSELLING CONVENTION due to take place in Kuching, Malaysia in August 2021 has been postponed and the new dates for Kuching 2022 are 10th - 12th August 2022 (pre-conference on the 9th of August 2022). Those already registered are free to receive a FULL REFUND or to remain registered and attend at the 2022 dates. 

The 2022 convention will contain an exceptional line up of Keynote speakers, Presenters, Discussion Groups, Posters and Social Activity. Please find some convention information below. We look forward to a wonderful event. 

Organising Partners: This convention is being organised by three prestigious Malaysian organisations (PERKAMA International, the Sarawak State Government, and the University of Malaysia-Sarawak) and IAC as the International partner. 

Convention Name: ICC2022 stands for: International Counselling Convention 2022

Convention Theme: TBD   Convention Sub Themes: TBD

Convention Dates: 10th-12th August 2022 (9th August will be the pre-conference day).

Convention Venue: ICC2022 will be held at the Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Accommodation: All convention attendees are responsible for all aspects of their own travel arrangements and accommodation. Special room rates have been negotiated with the Riverside Majestic Hotel and the Kuching Hilton Hotel. The Hotels are located beside each other. A block of rooms will be reserved or the convention dates. 

Special Rates (limited Availability): 

  • Single Room:   283 MYR per night, not incl. breakfast  ($90 CAD Approx.)
  • Double Room: 311 MYR per night, not incl. breakfast  ($100 CAD Approx.)

Booking can be made directly on the Hotel website: HERE                

All other enquiries to the Hotel: kuching.info@hilton.com

Paper Submission Process: The Abstract/Proposal submission process and deadline will be announced. 

Convention Fees / Registration / Payment: The 2022 convention fees (including lunches and breaks) are listed in CANADIAN DOLLARS (CAD) below:

  • IAC Member (Early Bird) =                                                 $ 595 CAD 
  • IAC Member (Early Bird) + Pre-Convention =                    $ 710 CAD
  • Non-Member (Early Bird) =                                                $ 785 CAD
  • Non-Member (Early Bird) + Pre-Convention =                   $ 900 CAD
  • IAC Student (Early Bird) =                                                  $ 390 CAD
  • IAC Student (Early Bird) + Pre-Convention =                     $ 475 CAD
  • Non-Member Student (Early Bird) =                                   $ 480 CAD
  • Non-Member Student (Early Bird) + Pre-Convention =      $ 565 CAD


After March 10, 2022, the fees will be as follows:

  • IAC Member =                                              $ 680 CAD
  • IAC Member + Pre-Convention =                 $ 795 CAD
  • Non-Member =                                             $ 885 CAD
  • Non-Member + Pre-Convention =                $ 995 CAD
  • IAC Student =                                               $ 475 CAD
  • IAC Student + Pre-Convention =                  $ 560 CAD
  • Non-Member Student =                                $ 565 CAD
  • Non-Member Student + Pre-Convention=    $ 650 CAD

The fees include: 

  • Food: One lunch and two tea-breaks (coffee/tea, 2-3 small finger foods) on each convention day. 
  • A Complimentary State Dinner on one evening (TBC) -- Formal and/or Traditional Dress. The Convention Keynote will be delivered at this event.
  • A programme kit comprising of the ICC2022 Programme, Lanyard, Nametag, ICC2022 Souvenir and ICC2022 Tote bag.
  • Convention attendance certificate.

Registration Process

Once you are registered for the convention you will be guided through a few questions (e.g. are you a member of IAC?, are you a student?) to establish the correct registration fee. You can also confirm the fees by looking at the fee list above.

Payment Process: There are two payment options: By Bank Transfer, or by Credit Card. 

If you wish to pay by Credit Card this is done on our Credit Card Payment Page. This facility has been generously offered by our Canadian convention partners -- Life Strategies Ltd -- using their PayPal system. It is NOT possible to pay by credit card on the convention website. Please complete your payment by adding your item (registration type/amount) to your shopping cart and by using the PayPal option during checkout to complete your transaction - thus paying via credit card. Fees include a 3.1% processing fee. Please note the amounts shown are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD) not US Dollars ($USD). NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account to proceed; you can proceed without logging in. The PayPal system is the system we use to collect and securely process credit card payments.

Conference fees for IAC members (Professional, Student and Retired categories only) are significantly lower than for non-members. Joining IAC will save registrants money overall. Details of IAC membership can be seen on our Membership Page.

For those who wish to register a large group (minimum of 10 persons) for the convention, please contact the ICC secretariat (secretariat@icc2022.my) directly to negotiate a discounted rate.

ICC2022 Convention Cancellation Policy: Written notice of cancellation must be sent to the ICC secretariat (secretariat@icc2022.my) no later than July 5th 2022 to obtain a refund. An administration fee of 150 MYR ($50 CAD) will be deducted from the refund, which will be issued after the convention. For student registration, a 95 MYR ($30 CAD) administration fee will be deducted from the refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after July 5th 2022. Registration is transferable. Delegate Substitutions – If you are unable to attend the convention after registering, you may send someone in your place. You must submit the person’s name and contact information in writing to the ICC secretariat (secretariat@icc2022.my). If you are an IAC member and your replacement is a non-member, the fee difference must be paid.

Social Media: Our Malaysian partners will welcome you to connect with them through social media once the event Facebook and Instagram pages are set up. 

Enquiries: Please contact the ICC2022 Secretariat (in Malaysia) with any enquiries at: secretariat@icc2022.my

Visa and Customs Information: Please see HERE 

If you require a Conference Invitation Letter - Please see HERE

About the Location: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, offers a plethora of Malaysian culture, adventure, nature, food, and sights not to be found anywhere else in the world. Kuching is the beautiful capital city of the state of Sarawak -- located in the northwest of Borneo Island. Direct international flights to Sarawak are limited and international visitors to Sarawak usually take a connecting flight from either Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Singapore or Pontianak in Indonesia. Whether visiting Kuching museums, experiencing the lifestyle of one of the many indigenous communities’ longhouses, or exploring gigantic caves in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak offers a host of memorable experiences to bring home.