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Call for Proposals for NASW 2012 National Conference – Deadline January 15, 2012

Advance your career, build your network, expand your learning – Present at NASW’s National Conference 2012

National Association of Social Workers 2012 National Conference
July 22-25, 2012 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
Visit to submit your proposal.


Present at NASW’s first national conference in over a decade! Submit your proposal by January 15 to be considered.

Did you become a social worker because of a hope to help others and create a more equitable society? Does your practice, policy, or research focus on the concepts of hope and resiliency? Social work is the profession of hope and the NASW Conference, Restoring Hope: The Power of Social Work will bring us back to that ideal, and help us refocus on core social work values in order to advance our profession and best meet the needs of our clients.

NASW is accepting presentation proposals for symposia, individual presentations, or poster presentations on all social work practice, policy, and research areas related to hope and resiliency. Submit your proposal today for the opportunity to present at the first national NASW conference in over a decade. In addition, you will join 1,000 of
your social work colleagues for networking, education, and career advancement.

See below for additional details and visit to submit your proposal before January 15. Contact for more information.

Deadline January 15, 2012

General Submission Guidelines

The conference will focus on best practices, policies, and research findings that incorporate hope and resilience into social work practice.

Concepts of hope and resilience can be demonstrated through individual and group clinical interventions, care coordination, and resource access, as well as organizational, policy, and administrative changes with all populations across the lifespan.

Abstracts are encouraged in all social work practice areas, and at all levels of practice:

  • Interventions with Individuals, Families & Groups (Micro/Mezzo)
  • Community and Policy-Level Interventions (Macro)
  • Interventions with/on behalf of Social Workers (Spirit of Social Work)

Types of Proposals

Poster – Posters are 4’ x 6’ visual presentations mounted on poster stands located in our exhibit area. Presenters stand next to their displays to explain content and answer questions during designated blocks of time.

Symposia – Symposia are panels of speakers selected by the presenters that explore different issues about one topic. Each symposium should last 60 minutes and can include a Q&A session.

Individual Presentation – Individual presentations consist of a panel of three speakers assembled by NASW to present for 20 minutes each on different issues regarding the same topic.

A list of possible Hope & Resiliency topics is available at

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