NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS: We invite you to submit a presentation proposal.

The Climate is Ripe for Groupwork: Creating connections and restoring hope in a fragmented world

This is not a choice anymore; this is our obligation. Communities around the world have been destroyed by the effects of climate change, destructive policies that attack basic human rights, persistent war and conflict, and widening socio-economic gaps. The human community, is divided by ideology, privilege, violence, poverty, and racism. These are contributing factors to a global immigration crisis and the displacement of communities. Despite contemporary challenges, human connection through groupwork is a powerful antidote and offers individuals, families, groups, and communities opportunities to join together to create dialogue, enhance mutual understanding, and craft effective interventions that promote healing and instill hope.


Proposed Event Schedule

 Wednesday, June 17th:

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm: Registration
  • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm: Institutes
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own
  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Institutes
  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Board Meeting
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Opening Reception

Thursday, June 18th:

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am: Welcome Breakfast & Opening Plenary 
  • 10:45 am - 11:45 am: Educational Presentations
  • 11:45 am - 1:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Educational Presentations 
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Membership Meeting

Friday, June 19th:

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Educational Presentations
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Invitational Sessions (3)  
  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Coffee Break 
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Educational Presentations
  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Gala Reception 

Saturday, June 20th:

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am: Registration
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Educational Presentations
  • 10:15 am - 11:15 am: Invitationals (3)
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Educational Presentations
  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Closing Ceremony

Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit a presentation proposal.

The International Association for Social Work with Groups, together with NYU 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 for the 2020 International Symposium. Proposals may be submitted in English, French, German, Lithuanian, or Spanish, and sessions at the Symposium may be conducted in these languages as well.
  • Education sessions are 30 or 60 minutes, comprised of didactic learning, panel or interactive discussion, or skill building with an experiential component. The purpose of these educational discovery sessions is to give attendees exposure to a presenter's work and/or research.
  • Exploratory workshops are 90-minute sessions where the presenter is not only imparting knowledge but helping attendees develop skills through interactive and experiential activities. The primary goal of these workshops is that attendees can learn new approaches that they may bring back to their own group work practice, community work, teaching, supervising, mentoring, or group work-related research.
  • Posters are visual representations of research, practice, or training initiatives, and are displayed at designated times during the Symposium.

Important Dates:

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 2020. Pour télécharger le dépliant , cliquez ici.

KASMETINIS IASWG SIMPOZIUMAS 2020: Tarptautinė socialinio darbo su grupėmis asociacija (IASWG) kviečia dalyvauti simpoziume „Darbas su grupe bendruomenėse: kliūčių šalinimas, pasaulinių ryšių kūrimas“, kuris šiais metais vyks Niujorko universitete (NYU). Bendradarbiaujant su Niujorko universiteto Silver School of Social Work, 2020 IASWG simpoziumas Niujorke vyks judriame universiteto miestelyje, pačioje miesto širdyje - Greenwich Village kaimynystėje, istoriniame Vašingtono skvero parke (Washington Square Park). Kvietimas teikti paraiškas (anglų kalba)

Download the Call for Proposals Flyer (In English)


Symposium Location

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