Calls for Presentations

4th Annual Global Well-Being and Social Change Conference: Children’s Rights: Building Resilience, Protecting from Harm, and Fostering Well-Being Among Our World’s Children

Deadline: January 30, 2017

The World Health Organization (2016) identifies children as a vulnerable population facing overwhelming challenges that compromise their development and well-being, while lacking the protections and resources that offer protection from harm. UNICEF (2015) calls for the placement of children at the center of our global agenda, and identifies issues that compromise the well-being of children, including violence, child exploitation, poverty, exposure to conflict, and limited educational opportunities.  Scholars, practitioners, students, and agents of social change from all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals. Click here for more information.

2017 National Cooperative of Health Networks (NCHN) Association Annual Educational Conference
April 24-27, 2017 – Bozeman, MT
Deadline: November 4, 2016

The National Cooperative of Health Networks Association (NCHN) invites NCHN members, Business Partners and guests with an interest in health networks to submit proposals for presentations at our 2017 Annual Educational Conference in Bozeman, MT. The conference is an opportunity for network leaders, staff, network board members, stakeholders and policy makers to network, learn and share with their peers. Click here for more information.

The Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) 28th Annual Conference – The Business of Social Work: Mission, Morals, Morale, & Money
Deadline: January 16, 2017

The 2017 NSWM international conference will gather social work, health and human
services managers and leaders to facilitate learning and networking exchanges for personal, professional and organization opportunities to survive, thrive and grow. This year’s theme
focuses on “The Business of Social Work” and essential facets of organizational leadership by strategically managing essential pillars: Mission, Morals, Morale and Money. Click here

for more information. 

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 27th Annual Conference
Deadline: July 29, 2016

The goal of the 2016 annual conference is to answer critical questions that forward our mission of supporting families and providing comprehensive, integrated services that focus on prevention and early intervention in a way that is well funded and proven to be most effective. This year, the National Federation will offer multiple learning opportunities that address the most current issues facing children, youth and young adults with behavioral health challenges and their families. Our goal is to offer an agenda that reflects family supports across the lifespan. Click here for more information.


International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)

Deadline: September 15, 2016

ICPS is the culmination of efforts by APS and an international network of organizations and individual scientists to stimulate scientific advances that are integrative; that is, in which investigators attack scientific problems by drawing broadly on research conducted at multiple levels of analysis and in multiple branches of psychological science, the cognitive sciences, the neurosciences, and other related disciplines. Click here for more information.

AUCD 2016 Annual Conference – Navigating Change: Building our Future Together
Deadline: June 20, 2016

The AUCD 2016 Conference, “Navigating Change: Building our Future Together,” highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Click here for more information.

2nd Annual Service Member to Civilian National Summit – Re-Envisioning Veteran Transitions in a Community Context
Deadline: April 30, 2016

The second annual national summit will examine how our nation’s service members, from all branches of the military, transition to civilian life. Proposals should focus on supporting transitions within one of the four track themes: Community (examples include health and healthcare, military law, veterans’ discharge, and risk assessment); Family and Children (examples include relationships, health, education, and family functioning); Employment (examples include Veteran, employer, practitioner challenges, and proven solutions); Higher Education (examples include components of success, support, guidance, and non-traditional student roles). Click here for more information.

International Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG)

Deadline: January 31, 2016

The International Association for Social Work with Groups, co-sponsored by the New York University Silver School of Social Work, invites group work students, practitioners, researchers, faculty, agency administrators, community workers and activists from various professional disciplines to submit proposals for papers, workshops and poster presentations. Proposals are welcomed in all areas of group work, especially related to multicultural approaches to group work, group work practice in developing countries or underserved communities, community development, activist group work practice, research, and training. Click here for more information.

National Health and Human Services Summit – Inspire.  Innovate.  Impact.
Deadline: January 22, 2016 

Our 2016 National Summit is being designed to elevate the transformation efforts underway across the nation and more fully deliver on our members’ value proposition – to influence policy and practice, build knowledge in the field, and connect our members and partners.  This year’s theme – Inspire. Innovate. Impact. – provides a robust platform to fully engage all health and human services sectors, including our private partners and thought leaders in the field. Click here for more information.

NACSW’s 66th Annual Convention and Training Conference – Building Bridges: Fostering Healing and Connections in our Communities

Deadline: March 1, 2016

All are encouraged to submit proposals for workshop and poster presentations sensitive to the ethical integration of spirituality, faith and social work practice. Presentation are encouraged that present model integration practices, report on research findings, and/or provide valuable information and insights relevant to the project of integrating spirituality, faith and social work practice. Click here for more information.

Twelfth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

Deadline: December 21, 2015

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes: environmental sustainability, sustainability in economic, social and cultural context, sustainability in policy and practice, or sustainability education. Click here for more information.

Foster Family-based Treatment Association 30th Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care
Deadline: December 16, 2015

Experienced and dynamic presenters from the fields of child welfare and children’s mental health are invited to submit workshop proposals for the 30th Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care, hosted by the Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA). Click here for more information.

3rd Annual Global Well-Being Conference – Global Poverty: Human Needs, Economic Justice, and Social Change

Deadline: January 30, 2016

Millersville University School of Social Work’s Learning Institute invites presentations that investigate challenges faced by individuals here and abroad.  Poverty is among the greatest social issues we face today; its effects are pervasive and profound.  Poverty crosses boundaries of race, culture, and status and its consequences are of serious concern to the student, practitioner, and seeker of social change.  Poverty disproportionately affects people of color and the effects of living in poverty can be devastating for both adults and children. Click here for more information.

American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) 24th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference – (Un)Masking Masculinities: Constructing and Deconstructing Representations of Masculinities

Deadline: December 15, 2015

We all incorporate into our individual identities features of various culturally gender constructed identities. In particular, children and others struggling to come to terms with their sexuality may well be confused by the many and often conflicting representations of gender that they encounter throughout the broader culture. How are these “masks” of gender identity constructed? Which masks distort or corrupt the individual who wears them? Do some masks actually elevate the individual and help him become increasingly healthy and productive? In order to answer these and other questions, the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) invites you to participate in our 24th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference March 31- April 3 at the University of Michigan. Click here for more information.

American Society on Aging 2016 Aging in America Conference

Deadline: Until filled

Over 3,000 attendees from across the nation and abroad attend the conference to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults. Click here for more information.

46th Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference – Social Justice in the Global City? Contested Views on Social Control, Borders, and Equity

Deadline: October 1, 2015

Social control in urban spaces has intensified in recent months and years. Clashes over policing, repression, terrorism, and border protection are becoming commonplace in diverse urban settings. Questions of equity and justice are becoming increasingly urgent as formal institutions of social control extend their reach. At the same time, cities continue to serve as sites for creative forms of political mobilization, citizen-based sustainable development, and innovation. Social movements are emerging, for example, in calls for the right to the city, improved livability, local sustainability, tactical urbanism and environmental justice. As inequalities become increasingly evident at local, regional and global scales, greater numbers of citizens are questioning current economic models that appear to widen economic and social gaps. Click here for more information.

National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) Conference – Rural Mental Health: What’s Around the Corner?

Deadline: December 1, 2015

This year’s conference will explore the opportunities and challenges as our health, behavioral health, and social service systems respond to healthcare reform initiatives and the evolving healthcare market. The Conference will bring together rural community stakeholders from the practice (children and adult services, early intervention, prevention, health, and juvenile justice); research (prevention, intervention, treatment, integration, and evaluation); policy (mental health, substance abuse, health, and law enforcement); and provider constituency groups to discuss the path ahead for rural communities in the changing healthcare/mental health environment. Click here for more information.

National Rural Health Association 39th Annual Rural Health Conference

Deadline: July 31, 2015

The National Rural Health Association’s Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation’s premier event celebrating rural health. Each year, more than 200 faculty present 48 concurrent educational sessions, 20 research papers and up to 100 research and educational posters. Any person with an interest in rural health care or rural health research is invited to submit session proposals or original research for presentation during the 2016 conference. Click here for more information.

2015 Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Conference – Growing Leaders, Driving Change

Deadline: June 2, 2015

Over 700 community leaders, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, professionals, advocates, and students will join forces in November in their commitment to change the world for people with disabilities and their families. Packed with workshops, meetings, receptions, and plenaries, the AUCD conference is designed to promote innovative thinking that will catapult disability policy, research, and advocacy initiatives to the next level. Click here for more information.

39th Annual NASW/Texas State Conference – Student Poster Session

Deadline: June 1, 2015

The 2015 NASW/Texas State Conference Planning Committee is seeking poster proposals from social work students to present at our conference! Poster proposals must include topics that help build knowledge and skills in social work practice, theory, policy or research that are relevant to today’s practice issues and clients/client systems we serve. Click here for more information.

The National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Annual Workshop – Strengthening the Safety Net: Challenges and New Perspectives in Promoting Employment and Income Stability

EXTENDED Deadline: March 31, 2015

While cash assistance (TANF) was once a primary component of the safety net for low-income families, that landscape has changed, and a range of programs now play a critical role in supporting individuals when they are unable to work or work in jobs that pay too little. This conference will focus on how well these supports and services work, under what circumstances, and for whom. Of particular interest are those that have not been well-served by the U.S. safety net programs in the past, particularly single men. Click here for more information.

Rural HIV Research and Training Conference

Deadline: June 5, 2015

The Rural HIV Research and Training Conference welcomes submission of program proposals about HIV-related challenges and opportunities in rural communities with the following topics: research projects about the medical, social, and psychological realities of HIV/AIDS; evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and practices for physical, social and emotional well-being; family and community support and involvement through partnerships, faith-based initiatives, and social service programs; and advocacy projects that address HIV-related inequalities, stigma, and discrimination. Click here for more information.

Annual Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG)

Deadline: February 15, 2015

The IASWG Annual Symposium brings together group workers from around the globe.  With roots in the Settlement House movement, group work has proudly embraced the tradition of creating a space for all voices. With a focus on mutual aid, empowerment, respect for diversity, equal participation, inclusion, and non-judgmental acceptance, group workers deter oppression by widening the circle to create a space for all voices. Click here for more information.

3rd Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Research Symposium:  An Interdisciplinary Symposium on LGBT Research in the Social Sciences – Methodological Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World

Deadline: February 1, 2015

The mission of the LGBT Research Symposium is to develop a strong interdisciplinary and collaborative network of students, scholars, practitioners, and policy makers focusing on research challenges and opportunities unique to working with LGBTQ populations. Specifically, one goal is to foster the methodological growth of students and new professionals. The theme for the 2015 symposium is change. The legal (and in some places, social) climate is changing rapidly in terms of support provided to LGBTQ individuals and same-sex couples. What does this mean for researchers studying this population and the methodological challenges and opportunities inherent in this shifting culture? Click here for more information.

NACSW’S 65th Annual Convention and Training Conference – Pursuing Shalom: Serving our Neighbors Locally and Globally

Deadline: March 1, 2015

All are encouraged to submit proposals for workshop and poster presentations sensitive to the ethical integration of spirituality, faith and social work practice. Presentations are encouraged that present model integration practices, report on research findings, and/or provide valuable information and insights relevant to the project of integrating spirituality, faith and social work practice. Click here for more information.

Millersville University 2nd Annual Global Well-Being Conference – Exploitation of Women and Children: Global Perspectives
Deadline: January 30, 2015

On a global scale, women and children face similar challenges including poverty, inadequate healthcare, limited educational opportunities, sexual exploitation, gender inequality, homelessness, violence, and family dysfunction. Though experiences differ in terms of chronicity, intensity, and impact, in all women and children they create stress and trauma that compromise well being.This year’s conference, Exploitation of Women and Children: Global Perspectives invites presentations (poster format, paper, roundtable, and workshop) that investigate challenges faced by women and children here and abroad. Click here for more information.

National Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) 65th Annual Convention and Training Conference

Deadline: March 1, 2015

The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) announces its 65th Annual Conference entitled “Pursuing Shalom: Serving our Neighbors Locally and Globally.” All are encouraged to submit proposals for workshop and poster presentations sensitive to the ethical integration of spirituality, faith and social work practice. Presentation are encouraged that present model integration practices, report on research findings, and/or provide valuable information and insights relevant to the project of integrating spirituality, faith and social work practice. Click here for more information.

40th National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas – Building Rural and Frontier Areas

Deadline: March 30, 2015

We are particularly interested in proposals that address the following topics that relate to rural, frontier, and Native American reservation areas: improving health and human services, sustainable development, community organizing, overcoming health disparities, effective practice approaches, building social capital. Click here for more information.

29th Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care

Deadline: December 31, 2014

Successful treatment foster care programs encompass a vast array of service supports and there are many topics of interest to our conference attendees. Many participants work across the child welfare service continuum and are interested in applying what they learn throughout agency programs that engage family- and community-based treatment strategies. The FFTA Conference Committee is interested in receiving proposals for advanced-level workshops on topics geared toward clinicians; agency CEOs and other senior-level staff; program managers and directors; supervisors; administrative staff; foster parent trainers, researchers and evaluators; and foster parents. Click here for more information.

American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) 23rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference – Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality

Deadline: October 31, 2014

The American Men’s Studies Association is excited to announce its 23rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference will be a collaborative effort with The Center for Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University and the MenEngage Network. The conference will be hosted by the Center for Men and Masculinities in New York City. Click here for more information.

2015 Multiracial & Multicultural Health Conference

Deadline: September 30, 2014

One of the only meetings in the nation to focus on rural multiracial and multicultural health issues, this event offers attendees the opportunity to meet with peers and experts who share unique concerns and interests. This conference is designed for those who are dedicated to bringing quality health care and health care services to this underserved and often under-represented portion of the rural population. Click here for more information.

41st Annual National Association for Rural Mental Health Annual Conference

Deadline: December 1, 2014

This year’s conference theme “Ahupua`a: From the Mountains to the Sea” focuses on bringing together rural community stakeholders from practice (children and adult services, early intervention, prevention, health, juvenile justice etc.) research sciences (prevention, intervention, treatment, integration, evaluation, etc. ) and policy (mental health, substance abuse, health, justice, law enforcement, prevention, etc.) to discuss the path ahead for rural communities in the face of the changing health/mental health environment. Click here for more information.

Association of American Colleges and Universities Network for Academic Renewal Conference – Diversity, Learning, AND Student Success: Assessing and Advancing Inclusive Excellence

Deadline: September 8, 2014

Session proposals are invited that address one of the four themes below and that include evidence about what works, and what does not, to support equity in student persistence and high-quality learning. Themes are: diversity and inclusive excellence as an institutional value system; equity and high-quality learning for all students; high-impact practices and digital innovations; and developing and supporting educators for inclusive excellence, leadership, and change. Click here for more information.

National Rural Health Association (NRHA) 2015 Multiracial & Multicultural Health Conference

Deadline: September 30, 2014

One of the only meetings in the nation to focus on rural multiracial and multicultural health issues, this event offers attendees the opportunity to meet with peers and experts who share unique concerns and interests. This conference is designed for those who are dedicated to bringing quality health care and health care services to this underserved and often under-represented portion of the rural population. Click here for more information.

4th Annual American Council for School Social Work (ACSSW) School Mental Health Institute

Deadline: August 15, 2014

This conference is an interactive, participatory experience in which practitioners, researchers, national leaders in school social work, and university academics share their expertise and practice wisdom. Proposals need not be rigid research projects, but all presentations must demonstrate a clear relationship with evidence-based, data-driven, or research-based materials. All topics are welcome. Presentations of particular interest include, but are not limited to: social/emotional learning, self-care, aggression in children, heroin and other drug abuse, PBIS, violence, suicide, FBAs & BIPs, neuroscience, documenting school social work services, and children’s mental health. Click here for more information.

The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) Conference – Integrating Research, Education, and Services to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities in Hispanic and Latino Populations

Deadline: June 30, 2014 – Austin, TX

The Poster Presentation Session will showcase an array of projects related to behavioral health issues in Hispanic and Latino populations. We encourage researchers and practitioners from diverse organizations to submit abstracts for poster presentations. Click here for more information.

National Rural Health Association (NRHA) 38th Annual Rural Health Conference

Deadline: January 9, 2015

The National Rural Health Association’s Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation’s premier event celebrating rural health. Each year, more than 200 faculty present 48 concurrent educational sessions, 20 research papers and up to 100 research and educational posters. Any person with an interest in rural health care or rural health research is invited to submit session proposals or original research for presentation during the 2015 conference. Click here for more information.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) 2014 Conference – AUCD Unleashed: The Power of Engagement

Deadline: June 2, 2014

This call includes submissions for Discussion Sessions, Panel Presentations, Paper Presentations, and the Poster Session. Proposals will be accepted in the following topic areas: Behavior Supports & Mental Health; Cultural & Ethnic Diversity & Linguistic Competence; Employment, Housing, or Transportation; Self-determination & Self-advocacy; Systems-level Implementation, Demonstration, and Evaluation; and others. Click here for more information.

39th Annual National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas – Building Bridges: Embracing Rural Diversity

Deadline: March 30, 2014

Abstract submissions are sought for individual research papers or practice presentations/workshops on topics related to the conference theme or other topical areas of interest to rural social work in the southwest region, as well as national and international settings. Click here for more information.

The Society for Social Work and Research Eighteenth Annual Conference – Research for Social Change: Addressing Local and Global Challenges

Deadline: April 30, 2014

The theme for the 2014 conference is “Research for Social Change: Addressing Local and Global Challenges”. The most pressing local and global problems in such areas as health, the environment, and poverty and inequality can be addressed through innovative solutions. The perspectives of social work researchers committed to social and economic justice are crucial to advancing social change. This annual conference provides the opportunity for social work researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers to strengthen the scientific knowledge base that has significant impact in advancing social work practice and shaping public policy by addressing local and global challenges. Click here for more information.

39th Annual National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas – Building Bridges: Embracing Diversity

Deadline: March 30, 2014

Abstract submissions are sought for individual research papers or practice presentations/workshops on topics related to the conference theme or other topical areas of interest to rural social work in the southwest region, as well as national and international settings. Click here for more information.

2014 National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium – Building a Professional Workforce: Evaluating the Spectrum of Professional Development

Deadline: April 1, 2014

We invite you to join some 40 to 60 national and international training evaluators in the human services field with a focus on child welfare to share your evaluation struggles, ideas, challenges, and methodologies in an atmosphere of collaboration and support. Click here for more information.

North American Association for Christians in Social Work (NACSW) 64th Annual Convention and Training Conference

Deadline: March 1, 2014

NACSW announces its 64th Annual Conference entitled “Harbor in the Storm: Beacons of Hope during Challenging Times.” All are encouraged to submit proposals for workshop and poster presentations sensitive to the ethical integration of spirituality, faith and social work practice. Presentations are encouraged that present model integration practices, report on research findings, and/or provide valuable information and insights relevant to the project of integrating spirituality, faith and social work practice. Click here for more information.

Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood – Collaboration and Coordination: Understanding Systems Supporting Young Children and Their Families

Deadline: December 9, 2013

Head Start’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood will highlight research focusing on service integration, coordination, and alignment, while continuing to showcase evidence-based best practices and new research surrounding child care, Head Start, home visiting, and other early childhood programs and approaches. Click here for more information.

Foster Family-Based Treatment Association (FFTA) 28th Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care Deadline: December 18, 2013

Each year more than 600 treatment foster care and related family-based service professionals gather from around the world to expand their knowledge-base and learn new strategies and models that help vulnerable children and youth in out-of-home care thrive in a family-based treatment setting. The FFTA Conference Committee is interested in receiving proposals for advanced-level workshops on topics geared toward clinicians; agency CEOs and other senior-level staff; program managers and directors; supervisors; administrative staff; foster parent trainers, researchers and evaluators; and foster parents. To meet the professional development needs of our experienced audience, workshops will highlight new models and strength-based approaches, innovative interventions, current research and trends, emerging theories, or new ways to approach “tried-and-true” strategies. Click here for more information.

Millersville University 1st Annual Global Well-Being Conference – Global Youth: Understanding Challenges, Identifying Solutions, Offering Hope

Deadline: January 12, 2014

This year’s conference, Global Youth: Understanding Challenges, Identifying Solutions, Offering Hope, invites presentations (poster format, paper, roundtable, and workshop) that investigate challenges faced by youth here and abroad.  These presentations can be original research, theoretical framework, clinical interventions, pedagogy, or policy and advocacy. Click here for more information.

University of Michigan Network on Inequality, Complexity, & Health Conference – Complex Systems, Health Disparities, & Population Health: Building Bridges

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Posters are being sought regarding recent work that bridges systems sciences approaches and some aspects of health disparities or population health. Click here for more information.

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) 32nd Annual National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Deadline: November 29, 2013

We invite you to participate in vigorous dialogue about best practices, current research, advocacy efforts, policy implications, and other lessons learned at NICWA’s 32nd Annual Protecting our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Our annual conference brings together nearly 1,000 participants every year, each possessing a unique perspective of the shared goal of improving the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families. We will give the strongest consideration to proposals that provide analysis, exemplars, and discourse in a manner that resonates across a wide audience. Click here for more information.

Millersville University 1st Annual Global Well Being Conference – Global Youth: Understanding Challenges, Identifying Solutions, Offering Hope

Deadline: January 12, 2014

This year’s conference,Global Youth:  Understanding Challenges, Identifying Solutions, Offering Hope, invites presentations (poster format, paper, roundtable, and workshop) that investigate challenges faced by youth here and abroad.  These presentations can be original research, theoretical framework, clinical interventions, pedagogy, or policy and advocacy. Click here for more information.

n4a Answers on Aging Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Deadline: November 8, 2013

The n4a Annual Conference & Tradeshow is the largest gathering of locally-based aging industry decision makers in the country and is an invaluable opportunity for Aging Network professionals to meet, collaborate, share and learn. Focus areas for 2014 include: Accessing the Opportunities from the Affordable Care Act, Engaging Volunteers in the Aging Network, Working with Diverse Aging Populations, and others. We are seeking proposals for workshops that not only fit into one of the critical topics above, but also engage an audience of staff from both Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American aging programs. Click here for more information.