The call for proposals deadline has passed.

CSWE invites proposals for the 67th Annual Program Meeting (APM) in Orlando, FL, November 4–7, 2021. The conference theme—Leading Critical Conversations: Racial, Economic, & Environmental Justice—builds on the theme of the 2020 APM, which focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion and challenged us to prepare the next generation of social workers to be explicitly antiracist. This year’s theme invites us to address how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to widen the gaps in racial, economic, and environmental justice. We encourage participants to incorporate lessons learned from the pandemic and its lasting effects into proposals, including how technology use created opportunities and challenges for social work students, practice systems, and the populations they serve.

CSWE invites proposals from multiple perspectives and voices. Proposals should raise critical issues about practices, policies, and structures that hinder or advance racial, economic, and environmental justice. They should also identify strategies for improving the explicit and implicit curricula and learning environment of social work education.

We encourage submissions focused on the conference theme for each of the 40 Tracks. The 2021 APM program will be developed using two proposal categories, peer-reviewed proposals and invited proposals.

Peer-Reviewed Proposals
Each peer-reviewed proposal is submitted to one of the 40 Tracks. There are four presentation format options: electronic poster, interactive workshop, paper presentation, and panel.

Invited Proposals
There are six format options for invited proposals: three types of preconference workshops, CSWE Connect sessions, Hot Topic sessions, and Partnership presentations.

Please view the Helpful PDFs section on the right side of this page for more information.

If you need assistance, please e-mail [email protected].

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Call for Proposals Opens:
 Jan. 27, 2021

Call for Proposals Closes (Deadline Extended):
 Mar. 3, 2021

Proposal Decisions (notifications)
 June 7, 2021
 Invited/pre-conference: April 30, 2021

Call for Reviewers Opens:
 Jan. 27, 2021
 Call for Reviewers Closes (Deadline Extended): 
 Mar. 3, 2021

Presenter Compliance Deadline:
 August 31, 2021 (New)
 Scheduled presentations sent October 4, 2021.
 No email? Call 703.519.2058

e-Poster Presenters
(NEW) Deadline to upload posters is October 17, 2021 at 11:59 EDT
View wesbite here.
 Email communications sent
 August 6, 2021.