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Overflow Hotel Information

Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel – Reservation Deadline: December 30, 2019 – learn more


Feminista Jones

Opening Plenary, Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

David Williams

Presidential Plenary, Friday, January 17, 2020, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Karina Walters

Aaron Rosen Lecture, Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Stacey Abrams

Annual Social Policy Forum, Saturday, January 18, 2020, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Watch Brief and Brilliant Presentations Held at SSWR 2019 Videos – “I dream a world…”

Leading social work scholars engaged the audience through TedX-style talks using images, story-telling and media. Each speaker completed the statement “I dream a world…” to share the most important ideas facing social work research and practice. Sponsored by: University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work. Click here to view videos.

Overview of the SSWR Annual Conference

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Over 500 symposia, workshop, roundtable, paper and poster presentations. Research methods workshops designed to enhance methods expertise and grant-writing skills and special sessions on research priorities and capacity building that target cutting-edge topics vital to contemporary social work research. Pre-conference programs and a networking reception especially for doctoral students.

The Thursday plenary session and invited symposia are developed by the Vice President/Conference Chair.  The Thursday morning workshop sessions are developed by the Vice President-elect.  The SSWR Board of Directors and the Conference Committee provides input into the development of all invited sessions.

Presentation Schedule Notifications

Presentation schedule notifications will be emailed to presenting authors and speakers only on September 30. If you did not receive your notification on that day, please contact DeeJay Garringo, CAE, program director.

Conference Deadlines

Early-bird Registration: December 6
Hotel Reservations: December 13
Doctoral Student Travel Award Application: October 4
Call for SIGs: September 11
Call for Papers: April 15
Call for Brief and Brilliant Session: April 15

Conference Venue

Marriott Marquis Washington DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001-4307
Hotel direct: 202-824-9200

For questions, contact:

DeeJay R. Garringo, CAE
SSWR Program Director
703-352-7797, ext. 218


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