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CSWE 2017 Annual Program Meeting (APM)

The 63rd Annual Program Meeting (APM) will be held October 19–22, 2017 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas.

2017 APM Theme: The 2017 APM Theme is "Educating for the Social Work Grand Challenges," reflecting a call to action for all of us to work together to tackle our nation’s toughest social problems. This theme focuses on ways for social work educators to equip undergraduate and graduate students to develop and sustain innovative solutions to the 12 societal issues identified in the grand challenges. The Grand Challenges for Social Work is a groundbreaking initiative to champion social progress powered by science.

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The APM is the annual meeting for social work educators, students, deans, and directors worldwide, bringing together more than 2,600 individual members. Each year, the APM is the largest gathering of graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education.

View the 2017 APM Preliminary Program or browse this year's educational tracks for a sneak peek of APM.


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CLICK HERE for the Schedule of ACOSA and Policy Tracks & Other Macro Practice Paper Sessions, Panels, Posters, and Workshops


ACOSA, Special Commission, & Other Macro Practice

Schedule of Events


Thursday, October 19, 2017

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Journal of Community Practice Editorial Board Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: ACOSA Board Meeting

Room: City View 6, Main Hotel, 4th floor (Both meetings in this room)

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch on your own

1:00 - 4:30 PM: ACOSA Day in the Field -  Texas Organizing Project [CANCELLED: The field staff for our host agency, T.O.P., are still working in Houston and could not accommodate our group. Many thanks to Michel Coconis and Dorlisa Minnick for their work to coordinate this event and hold out hope until the last minute!]

Friday, October 20, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: ACOSA Celebrating 30 Years and Envisioning Grand Challenges for the Future

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Special Commission Strategic and Visioning Session (with breakfast)

Room: Sheraton Dallas Hotel Remington, Main Hotel, 4th floor (Both meetings in this room)

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM: Macro Social Work Student Network: Building Student-Faculty Partnerships for Activism and Leadership

Room: Sheraton Dallas Hotel Majestic Room 4, Main Hotel, 37th floor

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Community Organization & Social Administration (COSA) Track Meeting

Room: Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Live Oak, Main Building, 2nd floor

Contact person: Dorlisa Minnick at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: ISP Reception & 20th Anniversary Celebration

Room: Main Building, 4th Floor

Saturday, October 21, 2017

6:30 - 8:00 PM: ACOSA Membership Meeting, Awards Reception, & 30th Anniversary Celebration

8:30 - 10:00 PM: ACOSA Group Sing (bring your voice, lyrics, instruments, and join ACOSA for songs of struggles, peace, and justice in the long-standing ACOSA tradition)

Room: Dallas Ballroom D-3, Conference Center, 1st floor

Sunday, October 22, 2017

10:00 - 11:00 AM: Making the Grand Challenges Matter with Macro Methods: The Special Commission Partnership

Room: Sheraton Dallas Hotel State Room 1, Conference Center, 3rd floor

Visit the ACOSA Booth #211 in the Exhibit Hall

This year ACOSA and the Special Commission, The Network of Social Work Management, and Influencing Social Policy are "United for Macro Practice" and all located near one another and our journal publisher, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group - Don't miss this exciting Macro Practice presence in the Exhibit Hall. Now more than ever, Macro Matters.