2024 IASWG Madrid Symposium

Registration is now open. Registration rates include educational presentations on Wednesday, June 12th, Thursday June 13th and Friday, June 14th. Wednesday's coffee breaks and cocktail dinner along with lunch and coffee breaks on Thursday and Friday are included in the registration fee. 

¡Te invitamos a Madrid, junio de 2024! On behalf of the local planning committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) Symposium, hosted at the Faculty of Social Work at Complutense University of Madrid. Prepare to immerse yourself in the rich culture of Madrid, where history and modernity blend everywhere. From the historic architecture of the Royal Palace to the lively energy of Puerta del Sol, Madrid offers an unforgettable backdrop for intellectual exchange and collaboration.

Conveniently located near the city center, the Faculty of Social Work at Complutense University is the perfect setting for the insightful discussions and shared experiences about groupwork. Beyond the enriching academic program, we encourage you to savor the local flavors, explore Madrid's cultural gems, and forge connections that extend beyond the symposium walls. As the local committee, we are dedicated to ensuring your stay is as memorable as the insights you gain. Feel free to reach out to us for any assistance or information you may need by emailing Emily at [email protected]. Get ready for an intellectually stimulating symposium amidst the warmth of Madrid's hospitality. ¡Bienvenid@s a Madrid!


Program Schedule

Times are listed local Madrid time (GMT +2). 

The Symposium will take place June 12 - June 14, 2024 The activities will take place mostly in-person. There will be some hybrid presentation offerings. Registration rates include educational presentations on Wednesday, June 12th, Thursday June 13th and Friday, June 14th. Wednesday's coffee breaks and cocktail dinner along with lunch and coffee breaks on Thursday and Friday are included in the registration fee. There is no fee for the GroupoLab pre-symposium event; however, registration for this event is required. 

Tuesday, 11, June 2024 - Pre-symposium Institute 

Wednesday, 12, June 2024 - Symposium Day 1

  • Morning – Optional Outstitue: Tour an Environmental Classroom
  • 14:00 to 15:00 (2:00pm to 3:00pm) – Registration Check-In & Student Meetup
  • 15:00 to 15:30 (3:00pm to 3:30pm) – 30-minute Presentations (session 1)
  • 15:40 to 16:10 (3:40pm to 4:10pm) – 30-minute Presentations (session 2)
  • 16:10 to 16:30 (4:10pm to 4:30pm) – Coffee Break
  • 16:30 to 17:30 (4:30pm to 5:30pm) – 60-minute Presentations (session 3)
  • 17:45 to 19:00 (5:45pm to 7:00pm) – Welcoming Ceremony & Plenary Presentation on Somosaguas Campus
  • 19:00 - 21:00 (7:00pm to 9:00pm) – Social and Cocktails on Somosaguas Campus

Thursday, 13 June 2024 - Symposium Day 2

  • 8:30 to 9:00 – Registration Check-in & Student Meetup
  • 9:00 to 9:45 – 45-minute Presentations (session 4)
  • 9:55 to 10:40 – 45-minute Presentations (session 5)
  • 10:40 to 11:00 – Coffee Break
  • 11:00 to 11:45 – 45-minute Presentations (session 6)
  • 12:00 to 13:00 – 60-minute Presentations (session 7)
  • 13:15 to 15:30 (1:15pm to 3:30pm) – Lunch, Student Meetup, & Poster Presentations
  • 15:30 to 16:30 (3:30pm to 4:30pm) – 60-minute Presentations (session 8)
  • 16:30 to 17:00 (4:30pm to 5:00pm) – Coffee Break
  • 17:00 to 18:00 (5pm to 6pm) – Plenary Presentation
  • 20:00 to 22:00 (8pm to 10pm) – Social Party near Moncloa

Friday, 14 June 2024 - Symposium Day 3

  • 9:00am to 9:30am – Registration Check-in & Student Meetup
  • 9:30 to 10:15 – 45-minute Presentations (session 9)
  • 10:25 to 11:10 – 45-minute Presentations (session 10)
  • 11:00 to 11:30 – Coffee Break
  • 11:30 to 12:15 – 45-minute Presentations (session 11)
  • 12:30 to 13:00 – 30-minute Presentations (session 12)
  • 13:00 to 15:00 – Lunch & Membership Meeting
  • 15:00 to 16:00 (3pm to 4pm) – 60-minute Presentations (session 13) 
  • 16:15 to 17:30 (4:15pm to 5:30pm) – Plenary Presentation & Closing Celebration

Saturday, 15 June 2024 - Optional Outstitute 

  • Morning – Optional Outstitue: Walking History Tour of Madrid


 

Register Now

Registration is now open. Registration rates include educational presentations on Wednesday, June 12th, Thursday June 13th and Friday, June 14th. Wednesday's coffee breaks and cocktail dinner along with lunch and coffee breaks on Thursday and Friday are included in the registration fee. 

  • Optional Cultural Activities:
    • Wednesday, 12 June (10am to 12pm) - Visit to the environmental education classroom in Pozuelo de Alarcón (up to 40 attendees)
    • Saturday, 15 June (10am to 1pm) - Historical Walking Tour of Madrid

Travel and Accommodations 

  • Travel & Flights: Madrid-Barajas Airport (about 30 km from the symposium location and 20 km from Madrid)

  • Lodging: When booking your accommodations, please take into account the public transportation connection to the Somosaguas Campus. The Somosaguas Campus can be reached by Bus A, which you take in front of the Moncloa Metro Station. Moncloa station is also served by Metro Lines 3 and 6.

    • Where to Stay: If you plan to take public transportation to/from the Moncloa Metro Station, we recommend staying within walking distance of the Metro Line 3 (yellow) between the Moncloa and Callao stops. This is a vibrant area of the city with restaurants, shopping and historic buildings. There are many hotels in this area. We suggest looking online for a hotel that meets your preferences near the following Metro stops:

     

    Line 3

    We suggest staying near these Line 3 stations. View route on GoogleMaps. As a reminder, the location of the symposium is accessible by Bus A. The pick up for Bus A is at the Moncloa Metro Station (on the yellow, Line 3).

    View route in Google Maps 

  • We have secured a 15% discount for the four Ilunion Hotels in Madrid using the discount code: IASWG24Fully accessible hotel option (Ilunion Hotels): We have secured a 15% discount for the four Ilunion Hotels in Madrid using the discount code: IASWG24. Ilunion is the first hotel company with the Global Certificate in Universal Accessibility. They are known for their inclusive model and for being 100% accessible to any type of disability. Their four hotels in Madrid are close to a public transportation option that reach the Somosaguas campus. Please note, you will have a longer commute (more than an hour) and multiple transfers if staying in one of the Ilunion Hotels. 
  • Venue: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Somosaguas campus in Pozuelo de Alarcón (hosted by the Faculty of Social Work and the Faculty of Sociology and Political Science of the Complutense University of Madrid)

2024 Symposium Theme: Groupwork and Social Justice

Groupwork has been instrumental in breaking barriers, bringing together and empowering individuals in the wake of seemingly irreparable circumstances. Building on the legacy of the late Charles Garvin, this year's theme explores the pursuit of social justice in social groupwork to foster a sense of belonging when individuals feel isolated, a sense of safety in uncertain situations, and serve as a means for collective action when people feel powerless.

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 in Madrid, Spain, 10 June–14 June 2024, to share your knowledge, innovations, research and experiences, and to feel our sense of local connection and global togetherness.


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 registration, hospitality, session oversight, traffic direction, social media, logistics, set-up and tear-down. In exchange for your time and effort, your registration fee will be waived.. In exchange for your time and effort, volunteer's symposium registration fee will be waived.

Requirements:
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 2023 or May 2024
  • 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

Application:
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, 2024. 

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


Registration is now open for the 2024 IASWG Symposium!

Registration rates include the Wednesday Opening Celebration (12 June) and educational presentations on Thursday, 13 June and Friday, 14 June. Lunch and two coffee breaks on Thursday and Friday are included in the registration fee. There is an additional cost to attend Pre-Symposium Institutes.

2024 Full Symposium Rates Zone 5 Zone 4 Zone 3 Zone 2 Zone 1
Professional IASWG Member $350 $250 $150 $100 $50
Retired IASWG Member $300 $200 $100 $40 $15
Unemployed IASWG Member $250 $150 $50 $15 $7
Student IASWG Member $50 $42 $35 $25 $5
Non-Member $450 $350 $250 $120 $75

 

To register, please select the zone in which you reside based on the map below.

Zone 5

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Zone 4

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Zone 3

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Zone 2

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Zone 1

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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.

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.