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Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - Pre-Symposium Institutes

  • 9:00am to 12:00pm ET - Partir du bon pied quand on souhaite vivre de l’aide mutuelle avec notre groupe (Berteau)
  • 9:30am to 12:30pm ET - Field Instructor's Workshop (Glassman) 
  • 1:30pm to 4:30pm ET - [For Students] Building Mutual Aid in Groups with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations (Gitterman) 

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - Pre-Symposium Institutes

  • 9:30am to 4:30pm ET - The Dynamics and Skills of Leading Mutual Aid Support Groups (Shulman) 
  • 10:00am to 12:00pm ET - Understanding Process Groups: An Experiential Workshop (MA IASWG Chapter) 
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm ET - Group Work Strategies to Facilitate Meaningful Conversations about Race and Social Justice (Celestine-Donnor & Pittman) 
  • 3:00pm to 5:00pm ET - Nondeliberatively and Virtually Connecting through Activities (Itin)

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - Symposium Day 1

  • 8:00am to 8:30am ET  Meet & Greet Room 
  • 8:30am to 9:00am ET  Welcome & Opening Gathering
  • 9:00am to 10:30am ET  The Sumner Gill Memorial Plenary
  • 10:30am to 10:45am ET – Brain Break: Around the World
  • 10:45am to 11:15am ET  30-minute Presentations (Session 1)
  • 11:30am to 12:00pm ET – 30-minute Presentation (Session 2)
  • 12:15pm to 1:40pm ET – Poster Presentations
  • 1:45pm to 2:45pm ET – 60-minute Presentations (Session 3)
  • 2:45pm to 3:30pm ET – Meet & Greet Room
  • 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET – 60-minute Presentations (Session 4)
  • 4:00pm to 4:15pm ET  Brain Break: Around the World
  • 4:15pm to 5:30pm ET  Meet & Greet Room
  • 4:15pm to 5:30pm ET – Student Meet & Greet
  • 4:15pm to 5:30pm ET – Select Chapter Meetings: Midwest, NY Red Apple & Western US States

Friday, June 9, 2023 - Symposium Day 2

  • 7:30am to 8:00am ET  Meet & Greet Room
  • 7:30am to 8:00am ET – Student Meet & Greet
  • 8:00am to 9:00am ET – 60-minute Presentations (Session 5)
  • 9:00am to 9:15am ET – Brain Break: Around the World
  • 9:15am to 10:15am ET – 60-minute Presentations (Session 6)
  • 10:30am to 11:00am ET – 30-minute Presentations (Session 7)
  • 11:15am to 11:45am ET – IASWG Honoree Recognition
  • 11:45am to 12:45pm ET – The Beulah H. Rothman Plenary
  • 12:45pm to 1:00pm ET – Brain Break: Around the World
  • 1:00pm to 1:30pm ET – 30-minute Presentations (Session 8)
  • 1:45pm to 2:45pm ET – 60-minute Presentations (Session 9)
  • 2:45pm to 3:00pm ET – Meet & Greet Room
  • 3:00pm to 4:30pm ET  Invitational Workshops (Session 10)
  • 4:45pm to 5:45pm ET – Membership Meeting
  • 5:45pm to 6:30pm ET – Sip & Chat While Exploring Leadership Roles in IASWG

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - Symposium Day 3

  • 7:00am to 8:00am ET – Membership Meeting
  • 8:00am to 9:30am ET – Invitational Workshops (Session 11)
  • 9:30am to 9:45am ET - Brain Break: Around the World
  • 9:45am to 10:45am ET – 60-minute Presentations (Session 12)
  • 11:00am to 11:30am ET – 30-minute Presentations (Session 13)
  • 11:45am to 12:45pm ET – The Joan K. Parry Memorial Plenary
  • 12:45pm to 1:30pm ET – Closing Gathering
Sessions will take place in Eastern Daylight Time (ET). For a time zone converter, please visit worldtimebuddy.com

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Join us for the 2023 Virtual Symposium (June 8 - 10th, 2023)

Transformative Group Work: Honoring Local Practices and Building International Connections

We believe social group work has the power to transform on so many levels. We seek to highlight purposeful activities, best practices, case studies, and research that speaks to intentional ways to positively impact individuals, local communities, or our global network through group work. Through the sharing of all voices and learning from each other, both within our local networks and around the world, we find ways to become inclusive, to celebrate our differences and to generate a powerful sense of togetherness.

The IASWG believes in social group work's practical and powerful ways to bring people together – in small or large groups – to make a difference for individuals, local communities, and across the world. Join us virtually from June 8 - 10, 2023 to share your knowledge, innovations, research and experiences, and to feel our sense of local connection and global togetherness. Register Now!

IASWG Symposium Rates

Registration is now open! Registration rates include access to live presentations and recordings from Thursday, June 8th through Saturday, June 10th, 2023. There is an additional fee to attend Pre-Symposium Institutes held on Tuesday, June 6th and Wednesday, June 7th.

2023 Full Symposium Rates Zone 5 Zone 4 Zone 3 Zone 2 Zone 1
Professional IASWG Member $150 $143 $75 $30 $15
Retired IASWG Member $100 $95 $50 $20 $10
Unemployed IASWG Member $40 $38 $20 $8 $3
Student IASWG Member $40 $38 $20 $8 $3
Non-Member $325 $310 $160 $65 $25


2023 One Day Rates Zone 5 Zone 4 Zone 3 Zone 2 Zone 1
Professional IASWG Member $100 $95 $50 $20 $7
Retired IASWG Member $75 $70 $37 $15 $5
Unemployed IASWG Member $25 $24 $13 $5 $2
Student IASWG Member $25 $24 $13 $5 $2
Non-Member $175 $160 $85 $35 $12


Registration Rates by Zone - The International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) stands for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Our symposium participation is truly international with presenters and attendees from all around the world. We make efforts to be inclusive through a diversified membership and symposium registration fee structures that reflects the financial realities in the world. For that reason, a model was developed, using the classification system based on the world bank data and EU classifications, according to the 2020 Gross Domestic Product (GDP, US$ in Trillions) per capita and divided into five zones.



Student Volunteers

Student volunteers are the heart, hands, and soul of the IASWG symposium. IASWG will select around 30 student volunteers to perform tasks related to session oversight, zoom tech support, and translation services. In exchange for your time and effort, volunteer's symposium registration fee will be waived.

In order to be considered for a volunteer assignment, applicants MUST:

  • Be enrolled in a Community Services, BSW or MSW program or be a Community Services, BSW or MSW recent grad who graduated in either December 2022 or May 2023
  • Be a current IASWG student member (can join once your volunteer status as been confirmed)
  • Be willing to be an active and engaged volunteer for at least 2 half-day volunteer shifts
  • Attend a volunteer orientation session before the symposium

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Selection: Please note, you must be a member of IASWG to be able to serve as a volunteer for the symposium. Once you are notified about your volunteer application status, we request that you join as a student member and register for the symposium as a volunteer before May 1st, 2023. 

If you have any questions, please contact Emily, the Volunteer Coordinator, via email at [email protected], who is the primary point of contact before and during the symposium.