Call For Papers & Abstracts

Global Social Work Communities: Emerging Challenges, Interwoven Solutions

Conference Dates: May 5-6, 2016

Call for Abstracts

The International Conference Committee in the social work department at Augsburg College, Minneapolis is pleased to invite submissions for presentations within areas of social work in a global setting.   The conference themed “Global Social Work Communities: Emerging Challenges, Interwoven Solutions” seeks to bring together educators, researchers, practitioners, students, and other stakeholders who are interested in issues related to social work within the global arena. The goal of this conference is to share knowledge of social work practice around the world.


ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Extended to February 26, 2016

All submissions should be emailed to by February 26, 2016


Submissions are encouraged in all areas related to social work theory, practice, research and policy.   Submissions can be empirical or practice based. Preference will be given to abstracts within the conference theme (noted above).


Other global social work suggested topics:

  • Methods of social work practice in different countries
  • Globalization and its impact on the world
  • Ethical considerations in social work practice
  • Multicultural clinical social work practice
  • Evidence based practice
  • Supervision and administration
  • Social movements and/or community development
  • Diversity and social justice within social work practice
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental Justice
  • Public health


Submission Instructions:

Presentation types include papers, poster presentations, roundtable discussions, and interactive workshops. This conference encourages presentations as they relate to social work in the micro, macro, or policy level in any part of the world. Abstracts should be submitted in a structure that includes the following:

  1. Title (maximum 25 words)
  2. Presenter(s) and brief bio (maximum 100 words)
  3. Type of presentation (e.g., papers, poster, roundtable discussions, etc.)
  4. An abstract (maximum 500 words)
  • Background
  • Purpose
  • Research or program design (if appropriate)
  • Results or practice implications
  • Overall contribution to global social work