8th Annual Social Work Policy Conference

Why Vote?

Friday, September 27, 2024 | Time TBA
In-Person and Virtual Conference

Join the MSU Denver Department of Social Work for our 8th Annual Policy Conference where we seek to understand the question, and the answer to – why vote?

Through engaging presentations and discussions on transformative policies, legislative reforms, and community organizing initiatives that impact marginalized communities, participants of the Social Work Policy Conference will explore why voting matters, and how as social workers you can design innovative practices to take action toward a better future.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1.9M with no funds financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


Now accepting conference proposals!

Successful proposals must include:

  • Presentation title
  • 2 to 3 learning objectives focused on policy reforms or implications.
  • An answer to “why vote.”
  • Relevance to social work advocacy
  • Presenter names, credentials, agency or academic affiliations, short biography, and contact information
  • Presentation delivery preference, virtual or in-person
  • 300-word summary of what will be covered including background of the issue or advocacy, explanation of the issue or practice, and why it is important for future practice.

Proposals due Friday August 2, 2024 

Submit Proposal by clicking HERE!

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