Venue

The International Symposium will be held on the bustling campus of New York University (NYU) in the heart of New York City. Located in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village, sessions will be held in NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life & Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life – located on historic Washington Square Park.

Symposium Address

New York University
Kimmel Center for University Life & Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10014

Schedule At-A-Glance

For an overview of the educational presentation offerings, please click here

 Wednesday, June 7th:

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm: Registration
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Field Instructor Institute — Facilitator: Ronnie Glassman
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Diversity Institute — Facilitators: Kyle McGee & Sam Benbow
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm: Lunch on your own
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Mutual Aid Institute — Facilitator: Alex Gitterman
  • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Neighborhood Walking Tour:A History of the Workers and Labor Movement that Built New York
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Activist New York Guided Exhibition Tour at the Museum of the City of New York
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: IASWG Board Meeting
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Opening Reception- Sumner Gill Memorial Plenary with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres

Thursday, June 8th:

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Session 1 Educational Presentations
  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am: Session 2 Educational Presentations
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Session 3 Educational Presentations
  • 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm: Lunch, Beulah G. Rothman Memorial Plenary, and World Cafe Experience
  • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Session 4 Educational Presentations
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Session 5 Educational Presentations     
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: IASWG Membership Meeting and Special Screening of Marty Birnbaum's Film about Central Park

Friday, June 9th:

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Session 6 Educational Presentations
  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am: Session 7 Educational Presentations
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Session 8 Educational Presentations
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own  
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Invitational Sessions (3)    
  • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Session 9 Educational Presentations
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Session 10 Educational Presentations
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Gala Reception (Poster Presentations, Joan K. Parry Memorial Plenary, Dinner, D.J. and Dancing)

Saturday, June 10th:

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Registration
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Session 11 Educational Presentations
  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am: Invitationals (3)
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Session 12 Educational Presentations
  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Closing Ceremony
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Integrating Science and Art in Social Group Work Practice Institute — Facilitator: Lawrence Shulman

Special Presentations

​Plenaries

  • Children of War in Ukraine: Exploring the Trauma of War Through Collective Creative Writing (Wednesday, 6/7 from 7 PM to 8 PM)
    • Presenter: Dr. Olga Derkachova
  • Homeless Services: Using Group Work to Strengthen Permanency Outcomes for Families with Children in Shelters (Thursday, 6/8 from 1 PM to 2 PM)
    • Presenter: Jahmani Hylton, LMSW
  • Social Work in 40 Objects Project (Friday, 6/9 from 7 PM to 8 PM)
    • Presenter: Dr. Mark Doel


Invitationals

  • Spark School Based Possibility: Maximize the Milieu (Friday, 6/9 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM)
    • Presenter: Stephanie Stolzenbach
  • Group Work and Social Justice (Friday, 6/9 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM)
    • Presenters: Charles Garvin and Robert Ortega
  • A Spanish Version of the IASWG Standards-Based Inventory of Foundation Competencies in Social Work with Groups: Use and Interpretation with Group Work Students (Friday, 6/9 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM)
    • Presenters: Andres Astray and Mark Macgowan
  • Aider des pères ayant des difficultés d’accès à leur enfant à la suite d’une rupture: le groupe comme vecteur de changement (Saturday, 6/10 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM)
    • Presenters: Martin Camire and Jean-Martin Deslauriers
  • Group Intervention with Immigrants At-Risk of Deportation: A Response to U.S. Government Terror (Saturday, 6/10 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM)
    • Presenter: Mauricio Cifuentes
  • A Story of Resurrection: The IASWG South Florida Chapter Rises (Saturday, 6/10 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM)
    • Presenters: Kris Drumm and Mark Smith