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BPD 2017 Annual Conference

BPD For the Future: Social Work Educators, Allied Professionals and Students

The 2017 BPD Annual Conference will address a wide range of topics related, but not limited to, teaching and administering baccalaureate social work programs, field education, global social work, advocacy, and connecting classroom education to community practice.

Conference Planning Committee:

Shannon Cambron, Chair

Francis Origanti, Vice Chair

Nicole Cavanagh, Registrar

Gladys Merrick, Local Planning

Nathalie Jones, Social Media and Marketing

Amanda Scott, Executive Director

Mary Jo Olsavsky, Meetings Coordinator


March 1-5, 2017 At-a-Glance

March 1

  • Pre Conference Workshops
  • Opening Plenary
  • Opening Reception (light refreshments)

March 2

  • Welcome Breakfast (food function)
  • President's Address
  • Educational Sessions
  • Federico Memorial Lecture

March 3

  • Educational Sessions
  • Wahlberg Health & Wellness Walk/Run
  • "Not so Shameless" Party

March 4

  • Educational Sessions
  • Annual Awards Banquet (food function)

March 5

  • Educational Sessions

Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has spent the past 20 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country.

Wise appears regularly on CNN and MSNBC to discuss race issues and was featured in a 2007 segment on 20/20. He graduated from Tulane University in 1990 and received antiracism training from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, in New Orleans.