The 63rd Annual Program Meeting (APM) will be held in Dallas, Texas, on October 19–22, 2017 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas.

The APM is the annual meeting for social work educators, students, deans, and directors worldwide, bringing together more than 2,600 individual members. Each year, the APM is the largest gathering of graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education.

View the 2017 APM Preliminary Program or browse this year's educational tracks for a sneak peek of APM. 

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A note from CSWE President & CEO and CSWE Board of Directors Chair:

Dear Colleagues,

As you probably know, the 2017 CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM) is scheduled to be held October 19–22 in Dallas, Texas. Texas Senate Bill 6 (“Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility”) has been top of mind at CSWE. We are closely monitoring the progress of this proposed legislation that directly affects our members and those whom we serve. The tensions between the Texas House and Senate have been well-documented in the news, and the outcome is far from certain at this point.

As for APM, site selection is done at least 5 years in advance to accommodate the size and scope of our conference. As we became aware of the proposed legislation in Texas, our first action was to explore the possibility of moving the conference—and discovered that such a change would come at an exorbitant cost. To address similar potential conflicts in the future, the CSWE Board of Directors asked the Council on Conferences and Faculty Development, a council of the Commission on Membership and Professional Development, to make recommendations for the development of a Socially Responsible Conference Planning policy. We are grateful to the members of these two groups for their wise counsel on the issues, and particularly for the leadership of Dr. Maureen Rubin and Dr. Cheryl Parks. The CSWE Board received those recommendations on March 24, 2017, and they are currently under review.

As for the Dallas APM, we join you in advocating for inclusive and nondiscriminatory polices and will continue to monitor the situation. We have also created space at the conference to feature a panel of local agency representatives and advocates faced with conducting business in the context of a challenging political environment. The session is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm. It will be held in a general session room and will be recorded, so that we can make it available after the conference to our members. We thank the members of the Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression for partnering with us on this presentation. Stay tuned for more details.

 Darla Spence Coffey  Barbara W. Shank
  Darla Spence Coffey      Barbara W. Shank

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Thank you 2017 APM Sponsors!