CSWE conferences help to promote and teach best practices in research and curriculum development through dynamic educational sessions, peer networking forums, and job-search opportunities.
The Annual Program Meeting (APM) is the pre-eminent annual meeting for social work educators, students, deans, and directors worldwide. Each year, the APM brings together more than 3,000 individual members as well as more than 600 graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education.
CSWE's Council on Conferences and Faculty Development (CCFD) makes policy recommendations and is principally responsible for planning the educational content of the Annual Program Meeting and other conferences and events.
More than 2,600 social work educators, administrators, practitioners, students, and other key decision makers from across the country and around the world attend APM each year, making it the largest gathering of its kind. The 2013 conference theme, Global Social Work - the World Is Here focuses on the globalization of the economy and communications, increased transportation speeds and access, and worldwide migration. The broad issues of cultural diversity and globalization affect all social workers and their clients and organizations. Social work takes place in local communities and across borders and is being challenged on all fronts.
APM attendees are urged during their busy conference schedule to visit the APM Exhibit Hall, the largest social work education exhibits display. The Opening Reception will be held in the Exhibit Hall, immediately following the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, October 31.
Join the largest social work-oriented exhibit hall and reach the nearly 3,000 social work educators, students, and practitioners in attendance! Exhibitors taking advantage of this system are given preference on booth locations before those of other exhibitors are assigned.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.