The IFSW World Social Work Conference opens tomorrow, 15th July. 15´000 participants have already registered making it the largest conference the profession has held. IFSW Secretary-General Rory Truell commented, “This event is a global place for shared learning and joint action as, together, we develop themes for 2020 to 2030 Global Social Work Agenda. The high numbers of registrations demonstrate the commitment of social workers, community leaders, politicians and people with lived-experienced to work together to strengthen the impact of the profession and co-build social transformation”.
The Abstracts Book published today contains links to all the keynotes, presentations and live forums that will highlight research on the ethical dilemmas social workers experience under COVID-19, regional panels that will discuss the 2020 to 2030 Global Social Agenda themes and the Open Mic Sessions where themes can be discussed by all the participants.
Keynote addresses will include high-level political leaders from Namibia, Argentina, Canada and Scotland. They will be joined by other keynote presenters including people with lived-experience in care, the Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and social work leaders from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North America. In addition, there are more than 250 online presentations highlighting practice settings from throughout the world and reflecting on issues that are at the heart of social work and the communities in which we practice.
The conference commences at 8am UTC time. To register click here and be a part of setting the future or social work.