Some Upcoming Events

Hi Global Group Workers!  Please see the Conference announcements.  These are great opportunities to participate and present your work.  The IASWG Symposium this June in NYC is still open for registration, and the Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD) 2018 is now accepting calls for papers.  See below for more information.


Call for Papers: Opening Soon

Opening: June, 2017

The Fifth Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD) 2018 will explore the theme ‘Environmental and Community Sustainability: Human Solutions in Evolving Societies’.

We will be seeking abstracts relevant to the following themes:

  1. Linking Environmental and Sustainable Development
  2. Role of Social Workers in fulfilling the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
  3. Income, wellbeing, employment and poverty
  4. Relationship-based practice: Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships
  5. Evidence informed interventions
  6. Strengthening education to meet the needs of communities
  7. Identity, discrimination and social exclusion
  8. Community development and social enterprise
  9. Health, mental health and disability
  10. Conflict, violence, migration and human trafficking
  11. Engagement with people who use services
  12. Rights of Families and Children
  13. Life Span Perspectives and Issues
  14. Ensuring the sustainable and ethical use of technology in human services*
  15. Women’s Issues Focused Stream **

We would welcome abstract submissions that offer diverse / interactive presentation styles, for example, the use of social media, alternative visual aids, joint input with service users, etc. Abstracts can be submitted under different categories:

  • Poster Presentation
  • Short Presentation (‘Pecha-Kucha’ 6 slides per 6 minutes / 6 minute multimedia presentation/with themed interactive round table discussion)
  • Full Oral Paper (15 minutes presentation/workshop)
  • Symposium (4-6 papers under one theme)
*  The technology-related theme will be organized by husITa and form part of the #husITa18 stream of human service technology presentations within the conference.  If you wish your presentation to be made as part of #husITa18 please select theme No.14 when submitting your abstract.
To find out more about #husITa18 and other human service technology related activities – please click here.**  The Women’s Issues Focused Stream will be organized by the Women’s Committee of the International Association of Schools of Social Work.  If you wish your presentation to be made as part of this Stream select theme No.15 when submitting your abstract. Papers relating to gender, feminism and women’s issues are not restricted to this stream and can be submitted under any of the other themes as appropriate also.
To find out more about the Women’s Issues Focused Stream please click here.
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About the Venue

The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) is one of Ireland’s most historic venues. Just ten-minutes from the city centre, it is the ideal location to experience Dublin from. More >>>

Important Dates

There is lots happening over the next year for SWSD. Keep up-to-date and download this handy important dates infographic. Download Here.

Industry Partnership

If you’d like to partner with SWSD 2018, please contact the team to discuss how best to reach our delegates and achieve your goals.More Here >>>

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