Year Date and Location Conference Theme
2020 January 15-19, 2020
Marriott Marquis Washington DC
Washington, DC

24th Annual Conference “Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Alan Dettlaff, PhD, University of Houston

2019 January 16-20, 2019
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, CA

23rd Annual Conference “Ending Gender Based, Community and Family Violence”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Tonya Edmond, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

2018 January 10-14, 2018
Marriott Marquis Washington DC
Washington, DC

22nd Annual Conference “Achieving Equal Opportunity, Equity, and Justice”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Karina Walters, PhD, University of Washington

2017 January 11-15, 2017
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, LA

21stAnnual Conference “Ensure Healthy Development for all Youth”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Diane DePanfilis, PhD, Hunter College, CUNY

2016 January 13-17, 2016
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC

20th Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration “Grand Challenges for Social Work: Setting a Research Agenda for the Future”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Yolanda Padilla, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin

2015 January 14-18, 2015
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, LA

19th Annual Conference “The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity”

Vice President and Conference Chair: James Lubben, PhD, Boston College

2014 January 15-19, 2014
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

18th Annual Conference”Research for Social Change: Addressing Local and Global Challenges”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Wynne Korr, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2013 January 16-20, 2013
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
San Diego, CA

17th Annual Conference”Social Work for a Just Society: Making Visible the Stakes and Stakeholders”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Ruth Dunkle, PhD, University of Michigan

2012 January 11-15, 2012
Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, DC

16th Annual Conference “Research that Makes a Difference: Advancing Practice and Shaping Public Policy”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Yoonsun Choi, The University of Chicago

2011 January 12-16, 2011
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
Tampa, FL

15th Annual Conference “Emerging Horizons for Social Work Research”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Paula Nurius, PhD, University of Washington

2010 January 14-17, 2010
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA

14th Annual Conference “Social Work Research: A World of Possibilities”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Lambert Maguire, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

2009 January 15-18, 2009
New Orleans Marriott (Canal St)
New Orleans, LA

13thAnnual Conference “Research that Promotes Sustainability & (re)Builds Strengths”

Vice President and Conference Chair: James Herbert Williams, PhD, University of Denver

2008 January 17-20, 2008
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC

12thAnnual Conference “Research that Matters”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Alice Hines, PhD, San Jose State University

2007 January 11-14, 2007
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

11th Annual Conference “Bridging Disciplinary Boundaries”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Matthew Howard, PhD, University of Michigan

2006 January 12-15, 2006
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk San Antonio Hotel
San Antonio, TX

10th Annual Conference “Meeting the Challenge: Research In and With Diverse Communities”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Sarah Gehlert, PhD, The University of Chicago

2005 January 13-16, 2005
Hyatt Regency Miami at Miami Convention Center
Miami, FL

2005 Annual Conference “Celebrating a Decade of SSWR”

Vice President and Conference Chair: Daniel Herman, PhD, Columbia University