Call for Presentations Proposals

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The theme of the 2017 IASWG International NYC Symposium is Group Work in Challenging Times: Creative Strategies for Facing Change. This symposium offers a multitude of possibilities to share your knowledge:

  • Presentations are 30 or 60 minutes; comprised of didactic learning, interactive discussion, or skill building with an experiential component. EXTENDED Submission Deadline: February 15, 2017.

  • Posters are visual representations of research, practice, or training initiatives and are displayed at designated times during the Symposium. Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017.

Submissions can be submitted in English, French, German and Spanish, and may also be presented at the Symposium in these languages. Acceptance of submitted proposals (and notification of presenters) will be determined by March 2017. All presenters must be members of IASWG, and all must register for at least the day of their presentation.

Call for Proposals / Llamada para Propuestas / Aufruf für Beiträge / Appel de Propositions

The International Association for Social Work with Groups, co-sponsored by the New York University Silver School of Social Work, invites group work students, practitioners, researchers, faculty, administrators, community workers and activists, and group workers from various professional disciplines, to submit presentation proposals. Proposals are welcomed in all areas of group work, especially related to group work practice with populations in a variety of settings, multicultural practice, group work in developing countries or underserved communities, community development, activist group work practice, group work research and training. To download the Call for Proposals flyer, click here.

Por favor, únase a nosotros para el Simposio Anual de la Asociación Internacional de Trabajo Social con Grupos (IASWG) en la ciudad de Nueva York, co-patrocinado por la Universidad de Nueva York, Escuela “Silver” de Trabajo Social. Bienvenidos sean los estudiantes de trabajo en grupo, profesionales, investigadores, profesores, administradores de agencias, trabajadores comunitarios y activistas de diversas diciplinas profesionales para presentar propuestas escritas, talleres y presentaciones de carteles. Para descargar la Llamada para Propuestas, haga clic aquí.

IASWG, co-sponsored von der Universität New York, Silver School of Social Work, lädt Studierende, Sozialarbeiter/pädagogen, Forschende, Fakultäten, Sozialmanager, Gemeinde-Sozialarbeiter und weitere an Gruppenarbeit Interessierte ein, ihre Angebote für Symposiums-Beiträge einzureichen. Zum Download der Ausschreibung Flyer, klicken Sie hier.

L’association internationale pour le travail social de groupe en collaboration avec l’École de travail social Silver School de l’Université de New York invite les étudiants en travail social de groupe, chercheurs, enseignants, superviseurs, gestionnaires et militants à soumettre une proposition de communication, d’atelier ou d’affiche pour le symposium 2017. Pour télécharger le dépliant , cliquez ici.

Presenter Guidelines & Resources

Thank you for your willingness to present on a topic in the field of group work to the IASWG diverse membership. Your expertise and commitment to further the profession's body of knowledge are a key component of how we advance the goals of our Association.

Membership & Registration Requirements

  • All presenters must be current members of IASWG.
  • All presenters must pre-register for the event. Presenters can register for one-day if they only plan to attend the day of their session.
  • We encourage you to include IASWG colleagues as co-presenters of your session as a way to enhance your presentation.

Lead Presenter Requirements

It is the lead presenter's responsibility to inform any co-presenters of any pertinent information such as the schedule, membership, and registration requirements. The lead presenter is the IASWG's contact person; all correspondence related to an educational session will be routed through them. 

Poster Presenter Requirements

All confirmed lead presenters and co-presenters must register for symposium by the deadline designated by the associated IASWG’ contact person.  Co-authors may be recognized for their contributions to poster presentations, but only registered presenters will be allowed to attend the Symposium. Non-registered authors and contributors cannot present in any capacity. To learn more about poster presentation guidelines and recommendations, click here.


Overview of Presentation Sessions

  • Presentations are presented for 30 minutes (two per room totaling 60 minutes) or for 60 minutes (one session per room). A volunteer room facilitator will be assisting with managing the time.
  • Poster sessions are scheduled for Friday, 6/9, as part of our Gala Reception in the Rosenthal Pavilion at the NYU Kimmel Center (top floor). Please plan to arrive early to set up your poster. The space provided for the display of posters is 46 x 46 inches. Thumb tacks will be provided to hang your poster. To learn more about poster presentation guidelines and recommendations, click here.

Audiovisual (AV) Equipment

Workshop and paper presentation rooms have the following equipment available:

  • Projector for visual presentations, video and music (projects either video or information from a connected computer)
  • Projection Screen
  • Podium Mic
  • Desktop Computer (Dell or HP)
  • HDMI and audio connections are available for laptops. Please note: If you are utilizing a Macintosh computer or device, you will also need to bring your own adapter(s). At this time, NYU does not provide any MacBook, Mac, tablet, or iPad adaptors (e.g., VGA, HDMI), nor floppy/hard disks, DVDs, slides, or transparencies. Again, all such items should be furnished by the presenter.
  • Wireless Internet Connection

Handouts and PowerPoint Presentations

We highly encourage you to email your presentation materials, including handouts, to to be shared in the Resource Library to provide attendees with the opportunity to electronically access and download the information. Attendees who wish to print hard copies of your handouts will then have the option. If you choose to provide printed handouts for your session, we recommend printing 25 copies.

Room Locations and Set-Ups

Most rooms will have moveable chairs with attached desks. All rooms with have two medium-sized tables for presenters. Rooms will be arranged in row seating. If you move the chairs during your session, please return them to rows after your presentation. A volunteer will be present in the room to assist with the room arrangement.

Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life

Rooms (361, 365, 369, 375, 379, 383, 388, 461, and 475) fit 30 to 40 individuals.  A map to the 3rd floor of Global Center, where most presentations will take place, can be found here and look like the below images:

Photograph & Video Content Ownership

IASWG will use photographs and video taken during events to promote the association and future events. By presenting an educational session you provide IASWG with the unrestricted right to use photographs and videos at its discretion for this purpose.