25th Asia-Pacific Joint Regional
Social Work Conference On

Social Work Partnerships towards
an Equal Society – Asia Pacific Perspective

Conference: September 18th to 20th, 2019
Pre Conference Seminar: September 17th, 2019

Registrations for APSWC2019 will commence from 20th December 2018 | Abstract submission for APSWC2019 will commence from 30th October 2018

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About The Conference

The 25th Asia-Pacific Joint Regional Social Work Conference (2019) will be held at Bengaluru, Karnataka State, India, between 17th and 20th of September 2019. This is a biennial Joint Regional Conference of International Federation of Social Workers – Asia Pacific (IFAP ) and Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE) and hosted by INPSWA – India Network of Professional Social Workers’ Associations in collaboration with the Dept. of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, and Dept. of Social Work, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru.

The Asia-Pacific Joint Regional Social Work Conference is held every two years in Asia-Pacific countries and is recognised as the most significant international conference in the area of Social Work Education and Practice in the region. In 2019 more than 1000 professional Social Work educators, practitioners, policymakers, research scholars and students from around 30 countries in Asia-Pacific region and from around the world are expected to converge at Bengaluru, India, to exchange and share experiences, ideas, challenges, methods and successful innovative interventions during this Regional Joint Conference on Social Work.

The main theme of the 2019 conference is ‘Social Work Partnerships towards an Equal Society Asia-Pacific Perspective’.

The main theme will be discussed under 10 sub – themes

  1. Social Work Partnerships
  2. Social Development
  3. Protection and Promotion of Human Rights
  4. Green Social Work
  5. Cultural Diversity and Social Work
  6. Social Policy – Programmes for Public Reach
  7. Children, Youth, Women and Elderly
  8. Correctional Social Work
  9. Health and Wellbeing
  10. Corporate Social Responsibility & Industrial Social Work

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Important dates:

Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics related to the conference theme and sub-themes for oral presentation and poster presentation.

Abstract submission commences Oct 30, 2018
Registration commences Dec 20, 2018
Last date for submission of abstracts Feb 15, 2019
Notification to Accepted authors April 30, 2019
Early Bird Registration closes on May 30, 2019
Last date for regular Registration June 31, 2019
Last date for Registration for Non-VISA Countries Aug 25, 2019

Await for future announcements.

Conference Registration fee:

CATEGORY Early Bird Regular
Members of IFSW & APASWE $ 400 $ 450
Non Members $ 450 $ 500
IFSW Friends $ 380 $ 450
Developing countries
members of IFSW & APASWE
$ 200 $ 250
Non members from Developing countries $ 230 $ 280
Research Scholars and Students $ 180 $ 200
SAARC Countries $ 100 $ 120
Indians INR 6000 INR 6500
Indians – Corporates and Industries INR 9500 INR 10000
Research Scholars and Students INR 2500 INR 3000

GST Included

  • Life and regular members of INPSWA affiliates associations, faculty of NIMHANS and Christ can avail INR 500 discount.
  • There will be a limited number of scholarships for deserving participants from developing countries. Await announcement.
    Sponsorship opportunities are available. Await for announcements.