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AASW National Symposium 2017

Latest news 16/8/17

One week to go! AASW abstracts close at 5pm on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

Register to attend the symposium

Abstracts/presenters: expressions of interest

We are currently seeking abstracts from presenters by 5pm, Wednesday 23 August 2017.

Please complete and send the following EOI form to

Abstracts/presenter EOI form

Higher degree social work students: expressions of interest for research workshop

We are also seeking expressions of interest from higher degree social work students by Monday 28 August 2017 to participate in the Next Generation of Social Work Research Workshop at the National Symposium. If you are enrolled in a PhD, Doctorate of Social Work, or Masters of Research, and you are planning to attend the symposium, we would like to hear from you.

The workshop will be hosted by the AASW's National Research Committee (NRC) and will showcase the breadth of social work research currently underway. It will also be an opportunity to meet other social work research students and committee members.

Please print, complete, scan and email the following EOI form to

Research workshop EOI form

National Symposium theme

Advocacy & social work: creating individual and social change


  • Advocacy in direct social work practice (Creating change in clinical practice, group work, community work and other forms of service delivery)
  • Advocacy in research (Research and evaluation to improve practice, policy change and advocacy for individuals, groups and communities)
  • Advocacy in social work education (Advocacy in social work education, including field placements and approaches to education delivery)
  • Advocacy across systems (Policy practice, systems change, organisational leadership, change management, social, economic and political reform)

Key dates

  • 30 November: Registration, welcome reception and AASW Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • 1 December: Day 1 of the Symposium
  • 2 December: Day 2 of the Symposium


Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Information and registration

For price and registration information, please visit the National Symposium website

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers