Join us March 18-22, 2020 in beautiful Birmingham, AL for the 37th BPD Annual Conference. Educators, students, practitioners and allied professionals meet together annually to promote excellence in undergraduate social work education.

 


Sheraton Birmingham

2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203

Rates:
Single/Double: $169
Triple: $179
Quad: $189

General Call for Proposals

BPD invites proposal submissions for the 2020 BPD Annual Conference, "BPD: Beyond 2020". Proposals that address a wide range of topics related, but not limited to, teaching and administering Baccalaureate Programs, field education, policy, advocacy, global undergraduate social work, and connecting classroom to community practice are welcome. The 2020 conference is the ideal venue for networking and knowledge sharing with colleagues and social work professionals.

Submission Formats: Pre Conference Workshop, Paired Paper, Workshop, Doctoral Showcase, Roundtable 
Required Information for all formats: 
     Name and contact information for all speakers
     Title (12 words)
     Abstract (50 words)
     Proposal (500 words)
     References
     Keywords (3)

Due Date: 
July 30, 2019
Submission Link: Call for Proposals


Ron Federico Memorial Lecture

In keeping with the philosophy and tradition of Ron Federico, proposals should address topics related to the structure, function, purposes, and challenges of undergraduate social work education. To learn more about Ron Federico and view past lectures, please visit our awards page.

The person whose proposal is selected in a refereed review will present their paper in a special invitational session in Birmingham. Conference registration, transportation and one (1) night hotel stay will be provided by BPD for the selected presenter, as well as a $250 honorarium and plaque.

Required Information for all formats: 
     Name and contact information for all speakers
     Title (12 words)
     Abstract (50 words)
     Proposal (500 words)
     References
     Keywords (3)

Due Date: September 30, 2019
Submission Link: Ron Federico Submissions
 


Student Poster Presentation

Attention undergraduate social work students.You are invited to submit proposals for the student poster contest, a part of the student conference during the BPD Annual 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, research, sustainability, history, social justice and human rights, poverty, advocacy, policy or any other area where social work education can be applied.

Proposals will only be accepted from students who are in an undergraduate social work program at the time of the conference. Group proposals are permitted and should include no more than 3 students per proposal.

Required Information for all formats: 
     Name and contact information for all speakers
     Title (12 words)
     Abstract (50 words)
     Proposal (500 words)
     References
     Keywords (3)

Due Date: September 30, 2019
Submission Link: Student Poster Proposals


We are in need of reviewers for the various open calls. Please complete the survey for more information and to sign up.

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