Call for Proposals

The National Association of Social Workers – Alabama Chapter invites you to submit a workshop/presentation proposal for our annual conference to be held on April 3rd, 2024, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the Bryant Conference Center. Proposals are due no later than February 16th, 2024.

  • Conference Name: Navigating New Horizons: Adapting to Social Work in a Changing World
  • Conference Date: April 3rd, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Conference Location: Bryant Conference Center at the University of Alabama
  • Organizing Committee: NASW-AL Conference Committee
  • Contact Information: Dr. Sherron Wilkes,

Tracks include Clinical, Case Management, and Macro. Examples of session topics include the following and more:

Mental Health
Social Work And Technology
International Social Work
Program Evaluation
Child Welfare

Crisis Intervention
Community Interventions
Social Work Administration
Social Work And Climate Change

Proposal Categories:

  1. Presentations: Engaging and informative presentations that explore new research findings, innovative practices, and emerging trends in the field of social work.
  2. Workshops: Interactive sessions that provide hands-on learning experiences, skill development, and practical strategies for social work professionals.
  3. Panels: Discussions featuring a panel of experts exploring diverse perspectives on a specific theme or issue in social work.

Proposal Submission Guidelines:

  1. Proposals must include the following information:
    • Title of the Proposal
    • Name, Affiliation, and Contact Information of the Presenter(s)
    • Brief Biographical Information of Presenter(s) and Resume(s)/ Vitae(s)
    • Proposal Category and Track
    • Abstract (maximum 300 words) Summarizing Content of the Proposal
    • Detailed Description of the Proposal, Including Objectives, Key Takeaways, and Relevance to the Theme
    • Audio-Visual or Technical Requirements, if applicable
  2. Only One (1) Proposal per Presenter / Group
  3. Proposals should be emailed to:
    • Dr. Sherron Wilkes at
    • Email Subject: RFP Response – NASW-Alabama 2024 Conference

Selection Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance and Significance to the Conference Theme
  • Clarity and Coherence of the Proposal
  • Innovation and Originality of the Content
  • Practical Applicability and Potential for Impact
  • Presenter's Expertise and Experience in the Subject Matter
  • Contribution to the Overall Diversity of Topics and Perspectives at the Conference

Important Dates:

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: February 16th, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 4th, 2024