husITa18 to be held in Dublin, Ireland

We are delighted to announce that husITa will organise a human service technology stream at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD2018) to be held at the Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland from 4th-7th July, 2018.

SWSD2018 is organised by a joint committee, representing the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and the International Federation of Social Work (IFSW). It is expected that up to 2,500 practitioners, researchers and educators from around the world will gather in Dublin, Ireland, in July 2018 to explore the latest developments in social work and social development.

The overarching theme of SWSD2018 is Environmental and Community Sustainability: Human Solutions in Evolving Society in the context of the UN Goals for Sustainable Development, 2016 – 2030.

This biennial conference is organized by agreement of the three organizations (IASSW, ICSW, and IFSW) and reflects a history of inter-organizational cooperation. Under the current agreement, the first conference was held in Hong Kong in 2010, the second in Stockholm, Sweden in 2012, the third in Melbourne, Australia in 2014 and the fourth in 2016 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. husITa has organised a human service technology theme within all but one of these conferences.

Neil Ballantyne (husITa Chair) and Ann Lavan (husITa Secretary) have made contact with the local organising committee in Dublin, and John Brennan has confirmed the agreement of his committee to working with husITa to plan our stream at SWSD18.

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Featured image credit |  Miguel Mendez