Call for Presentations

2016 NW Conference on Social Work

Friday & Saturday, October 28​th​ & 29​th​, 2016

Holiday Inn Portland Airport

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Social workers are leaders of change and strengthen the safety net of society. They bring hope and inspire people to find their courage and fulfill their potential. Join renowned keynote speakers and gain new skills at innovative workshops. Network with over 400 of your colleagues at NASW’s regional meeting of the profession – the 2016 Northwest Conference on Social Work.

Keynote presenters will be Dr. Darrell Wheeler, President of the National Association of Social Workers and Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, Founder and Director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute.

Presentations must address topics that deal with trauma and clients and or professionals.

  • Clinical Practice
    Integrated Service Models, Mental Health, Private Practice, School Social Work, Treatment Options, Varied Settings
  • Diversity
    Cultural Humility, Disabilities, Immigration, Racial/Ethnic, Religious/Spirituality, Sexual Minorities, Rural Issues
  • Administration / Leadership
  • Social Work Education
  • Health
    Aging, Addictions, Child Welfare, Children/Adolescents/Young Adults, End of Life, Health Care Disparities
  • Political Action & Social Justice
    Advocacy, Community Organizing, Consumer Movements, Economic Justice, Peace

Presentations integrating evidence-­based, best practices and/or ethics are encouraged. The format will be 90, 60 and/or 45 – minute workshops or panelists presentations and may be lecture or interactive.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should consist of:

  1. A cover page providing the title of the presentation, practice area (see above) and presenter(s) information. Include name, address, fax, email and phone, organization affiliation, degrees, and credentials, and a maximum 75 word ​presenter bio. If there are multiple presenters, the bios for each presenter collectively must not exceed 100 words.
  2. A maximum 75 word ​description of your proposed workshop/poster session as you would like it to appear in the conference brochure/program. Please include any criteria relating to the skill and experience level of your target audience.
  3. An abstract between 250-­500 (maximum) words​, typed and double spaced.
  4. Indicate whether you are interested in presenting a:
    • 90 – Minute Workshop
    • 60 – Minute Workshop
    • 45 – Minute Workshop
  5. Audio Visual Equipment Requests. Please specify equipment that is crucial to your presentation. Screens and extension cords are provided. Projectors are available if requested for a fee of $100.
  6. Conflict of Interest Disclosure. A conflict of interest may exist when a speaker or presenter (or their institution or employer) has financial or personal relationships or affiliations that could influence or bias the speaker’s decisions, presentations or published articles. All speakers are required to disclose all potential affiliations relevant to the subject of their presentation/poster session. Speakers should err on the side of full disclosure and should contact the NASW Oregon Chapter office if they have questions or concerns. If there are no conflicts of interest, including but not limited to specific financial interests and relationships and affiliations relevant to the subject but not limited to specific financial interests and relationships and affiliations relevant to the subject of their presentation/poster session,
    speakers should include a statement of no such conflict.

Submission Deadline

Send proposals no later than June 6, 2016.

Notification of Proposal Status

Notification emails on the status of proposals will be sent to the presenters by, May 6, 2016. Presenters accepted for the conference will be eligible for discounted registration to attend the full conference, information will be provided in the notification letters.