The Grand Challenges of Political Change

Sheraton Atlanta
165 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Rates:
$159- Single
$169- Double
$179- Triple
$189- Quad

*BPD does not contract with any third party company for hotel reservations. When the housing block opens, we will post the link on this page and send notification through our regular communication venues. Please book through the contacted room block to help us meet our obligations and continue having the ability to provide affordable rates.
Conference Registration

Registration for the conference is now open. The following registration options are available:

Online Registration: Online pre-registration for the event is open to allow individuals to register online with their credit card. If you do not have a username/password or have any problem with online registration, please use the paper registration form available on our site. Please note that forms without payment will not be accepted or processed. If registering through your business office, please have the completed registration form sent along with payment.

Paper Registration: Paper registration is for any individual that cannot use the online registration system or needs to provide a paper form in order to have payment processed. The paper form also includes an option to sign up for membership.

2018RegForm.pdf- For any registrant/participant that is not an undergraduate student volunteer
2018StudentReg.pdf- For Student Volunteers Only

Cancellations: Cancellations received in writing and postmarked by January 10, 2018 will be refunded minus a 30% administrative fee. No refunds will be given after January 10th. All hotel cancellations must be made directly with the Sheraton Atlanta.


Full Conference
Member Early: $320
Member Regular: $370

Non-member Early: $550
Non-member Regular: $600 (includes comp membership)

One Day
Member Early: $180
Member Regular: $230
Non-member Early: $230 (does not include comp membership)
Non-member Regular: $300 (does not include comp membership)

Student
Full Conference: $155
Volunteer: $25 (for BSW Students only)

Additional Fees
Pre-conference Workshops: $65/ $85
Continuing Education: $65
Wahlberg Walk/Run: $40
Guest Meal Tickets: $55

The following food functions are included with full registration: Opening reception, Continental President's Breakfast, Closing Banquet
At-A-Glance
March 14:
- Pre Conference Workshops
- Opening Plenary
- Opening Reception (appetizers)

March 15:
- Welcome Breakfast (continental/food function)
- President's Address
- Educational Sessions
- Federico Memorial Lecture

March 16:
- Educational Sessions
- Wahlberg Memorial Lecture
- Student Conference

March 17: 
- Educational Sessions
- Annual Awards Banquet

March 18:
- Educational Sessions

General Call for Proposals: Open for paper, workshop, roundtable, pre-conference, partner, and board sponsored sessions.
Due Date:  June 23, 2017, 11:59pm Eastern
Notifications: Have been sent and finalized as of October 2017

Wahlberg Memorial Scholarship:
Due Date: December 8, 2017
How: Click to be taken to the submission system

Student Poster Presentations:
Due Date: December 8, 2017
How: Click to be taken to the submission system.
Description: The topic should relate to the overall theme of the conference. Students are encouraged to think broadly about social work and its applicability to a wide range of settings, industries and populations. Posters may address issues of leadership, sustainability, social justice, human rights, poverty, politics, or any other area where a social work education can be applied. Students will need to set up an account/log in to the submission system in order to see full details. They will be asked to include a 12 word title 50 word abstract, 3 key words, and 500 word proposal with their submission. Full instructions are provided within the system.

Ron Federico Memorial Lecture:
Due Date: December 8, 2017
How: Please follow the instructions on the attached call for proposals