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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



[HYBRID CONFERENCE] The Joint Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development - SWSD 2024 | 4-7 April 2024, Panama City, Panama

The International Association of Schools of Social Work, the International Council on Social Welfare and the International Federation of Social Workers will be hosting the Joint Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development – SWSD 2024. The theme for the conference is "Respecting Diversity through Joint Social Action" and is expected to see more than 2000 participants worldwide, from April 4 to 7, 2024, in Panama City, Panama. 

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[VIRTUAL CONFERENCE] Social Work Distance Education 2024 Virtual Conference | 10-12 April 2024

The concerted efforts of social work researchers, educators, practitioners, and advocates allow for a more comprehensive approach to social problems. These efforts generate valuable insights into how social work empowers vulnerable populations through working collaboratively to create systemic change. The SWDE 2024 conference will focus on how social workers with expertise in these domains can use an online environment to collaboratively build bridges between research, teaching, practice, and policy, to promote anti-oppressive practice and services for individuals, families, and communities.

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[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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