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Upcoming Events Relevant to the Social Service Workforce


Below is a listing of conferences, events and webinars taking place around the world on topics relevant to the social service workforce. To add your conference to this list, please send us information by using this form


[Conference] NASW National Conference: Social Work Leading Social Change | | June 19 – 22, 2024, Washington D.C., USA
Join more than 2,000 social workers, like-minded professionals, and social work thought leaders at the U.S. National Association of Social Workers' (NASW) 2024 National Conference. Take advantage of unparalleled opportunities in professional development, continuing education, and networking. Engage in thought-provoking conversations tackling the most pressing issues facing the social work profession across the world.

[CONFERENCE] 2024 Work and Family Researchers Network Conference | 20-24 June 2024, Montreal, Canada

The 2024 conference theme is Big Questions in Work-Family, which will be part of a two-year agenda. The conference’s objective is to chart an agenda for the future of work-family research, policy and practice. In addition to sharing new research and seeking answers to big questions, this will be a working conference, fostering active participation and connectivity among diverse groups. We anticipate more than 500 work-family stakeholders in attendance and a dynamic program centered on meaningful exchange.  There will be numerous events to connect a global community of scholars with thought leaders in media, philanthropy, practice, policy, and social change.

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[CONFERENCE] Navigating the Future of Social Services: The European Social Services Conference | 26-28 June 2024, Antwerp, Belgium

The European Social Services Conference (ESSC) is the annual flagship event of the European Social Network (ESN), the leading network for public social services in Europe. The ESSC 2024 will be the opportunity for decision-makers in public authorities, third sector organisations, social services professionals, providers of technology solutions, and researchers to share and exchange their knowledge and experiences with peers from across Europe and other regions of the world.

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ISPCAN CONGRESS: Working Together to Protect Children in Time of Crisis | 18-21 August, Uppsala, Sweden

The international congress provides keynotes, panels, breakouts, workshops, speaker Q&A sessions, wellness, social programs and an expo hall. Sessions will be led by leaders who are pioneering research and practices in various countries and complex situations across a wide range of sectors. The keynotes will feature industry luminaries as well as speakers from various sectors who will share the learnings from their initiatives. Typically over 65 countries delegates attend.  The goal is to give regional and global leaders the tools and practices they need to develop and deploy improvements to child protection and improve outcomes for children and families.

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International school social work conference: Empowering Global Futures | 9 September 2024, Essex, England

Recently, there has been renewed interest in school based social work. In 2022, the SWISIC (Social work in schools International Collaboration) was formed to bring together school social work perspectives from across the world. In 2024, they will host their first international conference in the UK. This event has been organised to attract researchers in this field but also practitioners and students with an interest or experience of social work practice within schools. In this first conference, the focus will be to exchange ideas and create a platform to come together and share our knowledge and experiences in this growing field of speciality in social work.

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