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CONNECTION TO CHANGE: EVOLUTION INNOVATION & ACTIVISM IN SOCIAL WORK 2019 CONFERENCE

APRIL 4 - 6, 2019

BMO CENTRE ON STAMPEDE PARK - CALGARY


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FRIDAY, APRIL 5 REFLECTIONS ON THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL WORK IN ALBERTA The social work profession has evolved dramatically in the last four decades. Touching on the creation and development of the Alberta College of Social Workers, social work education, trends in practice and broader societal contexts, this keynote presentation will offer reflections on the evolution and state of our profession in Alberta. Dr. Sieppert will weave some of his own professional history and experiences into a discussion of the growth and successes of our profession. He will also point to profound challenges we currently face and the critical tasks we must take on to ensure social work’s role as a builder of strong communities. DR. JACKIE SIEPPERT, PH.D, is the Dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work having been initially appointed in 2010 and subsequently reappointed to the position in 2014.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 DISASTER INTERVENTIONS IN SOCIAL WORK: CHALLENGES TO SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE AND VALUES FROM A GREEN SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVE Social work is facing many challenges – environmental degradation, climate change, migration, human-made and natural disasters, and the long-standing ones of poverty and interpersonal violence among others. Responding to the complex issues these pose is an imperative for practitioners in the 21st century. For this, they need courage, professional confidence, solidarity, creativity, innovative approaches and service user empowerment. Additionally, they need to form allies, across other disciplines, professions and communities of practice. In this presentation, I consider how green social work can assist us in moving the profession forward to renew itself and become more relevant to contemporary concerns by giving examples of what green social workers working in disaster situations have done to renew the profession while remaining true to our values of social justice and human rights. PROFESSOR LENA DOMINELLI, ACSS, PH.D, CQSW, is Professor of Social Work at Stirling University and a world acclaimed social scientist; receiving awards for her international contributions to critical theory and practice.

ACSW AWARDS LUNCHEON Honoring our Own! Friday, April 5, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Palomino Room D – BMO Centre Cost of Ticket: $22.00 Luncheon Menu: Grape Tomato, Mango and Green Salad Roast Chicken Breast with Tomato, Cilantro and Poblano Pepper Ragout, Asparagus and Roast Potatoes Carrot Cake with Ginger Cream Icing and Berries. Note: Be sure to indicate your diet preferences when registering to ensure that your dietary needs are met. There are no substitutions other than, vegetarian, gluten free and allergies. Please consider your needs prior to purchasing a ticket.

SCHOLARSHIP Student Scholarship for ACSW Annual Conference The TD Meloche Monnex Student Scholarship provides financial support for ACSW student members to attend the annual conference. Two students will be awarded $250.00 each. Visit our website for more details.


REGISTRATION

SCHEDULE

Register online for the conference at www.acsw.ab.ca

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019 Conference registration/pick up conference packages opens at 6:30 PM

Early Bird Registration: To guarantee your Early Bird rate pay your fee by March 14, 2019

7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcome Event

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES:

ONE DAY REGISTRATION FEES:

ACSW Member Employed (RSW) $250.00 ACSW Member Employed (RSW) $ 150.00 ACSW Member, Student Member, Retired, Unemployed Other Participants, Non-ACSW Member

ACSW Member, Student $125.00 Member, Retired, Unemployed Other Participants, $350.00 Non-ACSW Member

$75.00 $200.00

Conference Registration: The registration deadline is March 28, 2019. After this date, registration is closed. Walk in registration will be available at the door on April 4, 2019. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES:

ONE DAY REGISTRATION FEES:

ACSW Member Employed (RSW)

$350.00 ACSW Member Employed (RSW) $200.00

ACSW Member, Student Member, Retired, Unemployed Other Participants, Non-ACSW Member

ACSW Member, Student $175.00 Member, Retired, Unemployed Other Participants, $400.00 Non-ACSW Member

$125.00 $250.00

Please visit our conference page at www.acsw.ab.ca for additional information. Including: details about our Thursday night welcome event, vendor fair and poster presentation applications and more.

CANCELLATION POLICY No refunds for cancellation will be provided.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM The AGM provides an opportunity to report on events of the past year, meet newly elected member of the ACSW Council and learn more about the business of the College.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019 7:30 - 4:30 PM Registration/Pick up conference packages 8:15 - 10:15 AM Indigenous Blessing & Keynote Speaker 8:30 - 4:30 PM Vendor Fair 10:30 - 12:00 PM Workshops 12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch/Awards Ceremony Luncheon (tickets $22.00) 1:30 - 4:30 PM Workshops 5:00 - 6:30 PM Annual General Meeting SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 8:00 - 2:00 PM Registration/Pick up conference packages 8:30 - 4:30 PM Vendor Fair 8:30 - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker 10:30 - 12:00 PM Workshops 12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch 1:30 - 4:30 PM Workshops 4:30 PM Conference Ends


2019 ACSW ANNUAL CONFERENCE PREFERRED HOTELS

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown

Hotel Arts

Delta Calgary South

Rooms starting at: $139.00 + tax & fees

Luxury Rooms starting at: $145.00 + tax & fees

Rooms starting at: $139.00 + tax & fees

Special room rates only available until March 4, 2019 or until this rate is sold out.

Luxury Suites starting at: $195.00 + tax & fees

Special room rates only available until March 7, 2019 or until this rate is sold out.

Book your room by calling 1-877-782-9444 Please quote group name “Alberta College of Social Workers”.

Additional person $30.00 Special room rates only available until March 4, 2019 or until this rate is sold out. Book your room by calling 1-800-661-9378

Book your room by calling 1-877-278-5050 Please quote group name “Alberta College of Social Workers”.

Please quote group name “Alberta College of Social Workers”.

For more information visit our website for additional information at www.acsw.ab.ca Phone: 780.421.1167 Toll Free: 1.800.661.3089

2019 ACSW Annual Conference Brochure  

Connection to Change: Evolution, Innovation & Activism in Social Work April 4-6, 2019

2019 ACSW Annual Conference Brochure  

Connection to Change: Evolution, Innovation & Activism in Social Work April 4-6, 2019