For over 20 years, Influencing Social Policy (ISP) has supported social work educators, practitioners, and students eager to engage in social policy and the policy process. Our 2023 Conference broadens our Macro focus as we return to an in-person format! In partnership with the Association for Community Organization and Social Action (ACOSA), Clark-Fox Policy Institute of Washington University in St. Louis, Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP), ISP Teaching Institute, Social Justice Initiative, Special Commission to Advance Macro Social Work Practice, and other macro partners we announce the 2023 Macro United Conference: Rising Together to Protect Our Rights.
Our 2023 Macro United Conference invites social work educators, students, and practitioners at all levels of practice to participate in this collaborative event where we will grapple with complex social problems; share policy research, practice, teaching wisdom; learn from each other; and strengthen partnerships to work together for social change.
The conference encourages submissions for presentations, workshops, roundtables, and poster sessions on a broad range of cutting-edge topics. Detailed information about these formats are provided at the end of this call. The conference also honors social work’s root commitments to anti-racist and anti-oppressive policies and social, economic, environmental, and political justice.
To build a strong bridge to the future, we encourage submissions that underpin the importance of macro social work by (a) connecting the various areas of macro social work; (b) spanning micro to macro social work; (c) discussing the influence of social policy on macro social work; and (d) presenting research within and/or across macro social work areas. Submissions reflecting the conference theme, Rising Together to Protect Our Rights, are especially encouraged.
Learn more about the conference here.
Click here to submit a proposal.