Dublin will host the Joint World Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference, for the first time, on the 4-7th July 2018 in the Royal Dublin Society. This major world conference is being organised on behalf of the International Federation of Social Workers, the International Schools of Social Work and the International Council on Social Welfare.
The theme of the 2018 conference is Environmental and Community Sustainability: Human Solutions in Evolving Societies and over 2,500 delegates are expected to attend. The conference scientific programme aims to build on the successes of the previous world conferences with sub-themes built around the sustainable development of our environment and our communities. Our conference will be opened by Mary Robinson, our former President of Ireland and a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Our discussions will consist of lectures, oral presentations, workshops, symposia, poster rounds as well as exhibition space. We are working with our colleagues in Northern Ireland to offer an opportunity to visit social work services in Belfast as part of our conference programme.
The conference will bring together practitioners, academics, educators, policy makers and users of services from around the world to discuss key issues that affect their lives and those of the individuals, families and communities with whom they work. In joining with us in 2018, we hope that you will establish and enhance relationships that will have a lasting impact on social work and social development practices nationally and internationally.