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External function requests for the 2017 APM are now closed.
The deadline was June 16, 2017.

Individuals will be notified of space assignments via e-mail the week of August 7, 2017.
External function requests are for ancillary events held in conjunction with 2017 Annual Program Meeting (APM) activities by exhibiting groups and related organizations such as advisory board, business, and community meetings; educational events; focus groups; and social functions. Any organization (commercial or nonprofit) that wishes to hold functions of any size or nature at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel from October 19–21 must complete an online form.


APM operational policies allow external function meeting space requests to be assigned only during times that do not conflict with official APM programming, exhibits, or events.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Event Start Time: 9:00 am or 12:00 pm
Event End Time: 1:30 pm or 4:30 pm
Friday, October 20, 2017, and Saturday, October 21, 2017
Event Start Time: Between 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Event End Time: Between 7:30 pm–9:00 pm

NOTE: CSWE will attempt to schedule your event as requested; however, the number of events to be scheduled at APM prevents CSWE from guaranteeing any particular date, time, or location. All requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Extensive changes to meeting room setups, labor, food and beverage, entertainment, and audio visual equipment incur extra charges to the organization requesting space.

Important Dates

Deadline for Submissions: June 16, 2017, 5:00 pm ET

Space Confirmations: Individuals will be notified of space assignments via e-mail the week of August 7, 2017.
Please e-mail Linda Finnerty (, CSWE director of meetings and events, with any questions.