SSWR 21st Annual Conference
Ensure Healthy Development for all Youth
January 11-15, 2017, New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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SSWR 2017 Conference App Now Available – – Download NOW Before Arriving in New Orleans!

SSWR is very pleased to announce the CONFERENCE MOBILE APP for the SSWR 2017 Annual Conference is now available. The Conference Mobile APP (hosted by TripBuilder Media) has these features:

  • searchable program by day, presenter/speaker, presentation format, clusters and topics
  • create conference itinerary to integrate with your calendar
  • pinpoint the various locations of all conference events
  • view gallery of conference photos and activities via “Newsfeed”
  • see what’s around New Orleans—places to eat, visit, and weather too!
  • hashtag the SSWR 2017 Annual Conference via Twitter using “sswr2017”

The SSWR conference app is available on the following platforms: iOS, Android, and HTML5. To download the app into your mobile device(s), plug into your mobile device’s browser or search “SSWR 2017” on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. This link will automatically detect your mobile type and take you to the right place to download the app. All users must create an account in order to use the app. If you have any questions or need technical assistance, click on the “Help” icon within the app.

Conference Wi-Fi at SSWR 2017

This year, complimentary Wi-Fi will be available to conference participants in SSWR’s conference meeting spaces (participants staying at the New Orleans Marriott hotel will receive complimentary Wi-Fi in their guest rooms.) Please note that the conference Wi-Fi is intended for downloading and using the Conference Mobile App only.

A limited number of devices may only be connected to the conference Wi-Fi at a given time – so it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage that participants connect to the conference Wi-Fi using one device per participant. If you are not using the Conference Mobile App, we encourage you to please disconnect from the conference Wi-Fi.

Please note that when/if you leave the SSWR conference meeting spaces (e.g. head to your sleeping rooms, off property), Wi-Fi will disconnect and will require manual reconnection in order to use the conference Wi-Fi. New Orleans Marriott hotel lobby will also offer complimentary Wi-Fi.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact SSWR at


2017 Conference Printed Program (PDF)

Click here to download the PDF version of the 2017 Conference Printed Program


We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!Important Message About Overflow Hotel for the SSWR 2017 Annual Conference, New Orleans, January 2017

The New Orleans Marriott and The Westin are SOLD OUT. Click here to find a hotel in New Orleans

IMPORTANT: If you have reserved a room at the New Orleans Marriott or The Westin and your plans have changed, such as your dates of arrival and departure or you are no longer planning to attend the conference, we encourage you to contact the New Orleans Marriott at 1-800-228-9290 or (504) 581-1000 or The Westin at 888-627-8180 or (504) 566-7006 immediately.


Online Program Schedule Now Available!

The online program schedule is searchable by author, day, presentation format, and cluster and topical areas.
Questions? Please contact SSWR Program Director DeeJay Garringo.


Schedule at a Glance

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SSWR 2017 Annual Conference Venue Update!

View letter from SSWR Board of Directors [dated 5/6/2016]

Overview of the SSWR Annual Conference

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Over 500 symposia, workshop, roundtable, paper and poster presentations. Research methods workshops designed to enhance methods expertise and grant-writing skills and special sessions on research priorities and capacity building that target cutting-edge topics vital to contemporary social work research. Pre-conference programs and a networking reception especially for doctoral students.

Questions? Please contact:

DeeJay R. Garringo, CAE
Director, Conference Program & Membership Services
703-352-7797, ext. 218