The theme for the 2016 conference is "Bridging the Gap". We invite you to come and share in this educational experience with social work educators, students, and professionals from both Alabama and Mississippi.
A discounted block of rooms has been set up at the COURTYARD Marriott, Phenix City. The hotel is located next door to the Meeting Center and will also be the location for the Opening Plenary and Lunch on Thursday. The contracted rate is $112 for a standard King or Queen/Queen Room or $124 for a River View King or Queen/Queen Room. Rates are subject to local taxes which are currently 15%. The CUTOFF for the discounted rate is 09-09-2016.
Lodging Reservations: Reservations should be individually confirmed no later than September 09, 2016 by calling our reservations department at (888) 236-2427 or hotel direct at (334) 664-9840. Guests should identify the group as AL/MS Social Work Education Conference to ensure they receive the contracted group rate. Any rooms remaining in the block after the cutoff date will be returned to general inventory and sold on space and rate available basis only.
From 1969 to 1971, social work faculty from the southern states met four times a year as part of a faculty development project of the Southern Regional Education Board. When the project ended, faculty from Alabama and Mississippi schools decided to form a conference so they could further the bonds they had developed.
Objectives of the conference were: to promote transfer of information among schools providing social welfare education courses in the states of Alabama and Mississippi; to provide a forum for issues and problems of regional importance for the two states; and to enable individual schools and faculty members to be sensitive and responsive to the changing demands of social work education. The first three conferences were hosted by the University of Alabama, and starting in 1975 the conference was rotated among social work programs in the two states.
Today, representatives from all 27-CSWE accredited social work programs in Alabama and Mississippi, as well as programs from surrounding states participate in the annual conference. Many of these programs bring their students who participate in programming and seek out employment and further educational opportunities.
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