40th Annual  BPD Annual Conference Registration

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40th Annual BPD Annual Conference Registration

"Collaborative Social Work: The Key to Surviving Difficult Times". (03/29-04/02/23) Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex 1 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North Birmingham, AL 35203

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 4 days 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD) is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in Baccalaureate Social Work Education. The first annual conference was hosted in Nazareth, Kentucky in 1983. From its humble beginning with only 53 attendees and 21 presentations, now in its 40th year, the annual conference has grown into the premiere annual event for baccalaureate social work education.

Throughout our history as a profession, an important key to our survival has been our ability to collaborate effectively on teams. Whether that be at the micro level in providing direct care or at the macro level to improve public health through legislative efforts. Collaboration with members of our own profession and other stakeholders has proven to be an essential survival skill. As social work educators, we are charged with not only using this skill with our own stakeholders but also teaching these skills to our students.

The 2023 Annual Conference will highlight presentations that showcase the theme of "Collaborative Social Work: The Key to Surviving Difficult Times" How do we demonstrate the use of collaboration in the classroom, the community, and throughout our profession’s history? How are we preparing our students to be generalist practitioners who embrace the skill of collaboration on the micro, mezzo, and macro levels? What part does collaboration play in the social justice movement and the long overdue conversations concerning racism and cultural diversity, leading to an increased level of activism not seen in this country for decades? How do we keep this momentum going?

You are cordially invited to register and attend this year's conference in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama. Simply click the ticket section above to register for the conference, you will also find opportunities to showcase your university or business through sponsorships, ads, and exhibits.

This website serves as the Conference Registration Site ONLY. Please visit the separate Annual Membership site to renew your Annual Membership.

Annual Conference Registration (DOES NOT INCLUDE Annual Membership)

Ticket sales open on 10/13/2022 at 12:01 a.m.


  • Location: Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, Alabama
  • March 29 - April 2, 2023
  • All Scheduled Presenters are required to pre-register for the conference in order to present
  • How to register for the Annual Conference
  • Click on Tickets, Choose Ticket Type and complete Checkout process: Conference Registration does not include Annual Membership.


The annual conference is a great place to showcase your university or business. Packages for Advertising, Exhibiting and or Sponsoring an event are located in the ticket section above. If you do not see a package that meets your needs, please email Kim Whorton, Conference Chair, to discuss your ideas. (kwomack@jsu.edu)


  • The Conference has contracted for a discounted rate at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel.
  • Please use this link to make your reservations at the discounted rates.
  • ($179/night for a King, Queen, or Double).

Click Here: Sheraton Hotel Reservation Link

(In this location, you will not find other hotels in walking distance to the property. Choosing alternate housing will require using cabs and Ubers)


  • Eventbrite Fees are Nonrefundable
  • CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: A full refund, less Eventbrite fees, can be applied back to the card on file prior to April 27, 2023 (30-days prior to start of conference.)