Alberta College of Social Workers

ACSW 2019 Annual Conference

Connection To Change: Evolution, Innovation and Activism 
in Social Work

April 4 - 6, 2019 

BMO Centre on Stampede Park - Calgary

Early Bird pricing in effect until March 14, 2019
Registration closes March 28, 2019

Twitter Hashtag: #ACSW 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the recognition of the social work profession through legislation in our province. How has our profession evolved? What are some of the innovative practices we have used or developed? How are we using our social justice based values to advocate for improved structures and systems, the profession as a whole and for ourselves?

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  • Provide a forum to share practice experiences
  • Showcase recent developments and innovations in social work
  • Highlight best practices that promote caring, self-fulfillment, autonomy, participation and independence for diverse populations
  • Celebrate ethical practice
  • Rejuvenate and refresh social workers through self-care workshops
  • Connect with colleagues



  • We are happy to be offering a number of workshops highlighting current research, innovation, self-care, creativity, self-expression and celebrating social work in various fields of practice.  

List of workshops - Click Here!


  • Professor Lena Dominelli, AcSS, Ph. D, CQSW 
  • Dr. Jackie Sieppert, Ph.D, RSW
Click Here to see the Keynote Speaker Biographies 


Conference Fees

Volunteers are an important part of making our conference a success, the call is now open!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the 2019 ACSW Annual Conference click here for more information

Venue Information 

  • We are very happy to host our 2019 Annual Conference at the BMO Centre on Stampede Park - Calgary
  • The BMO Centre on Stampede Park is at located at 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary T2g 2W1.

Hotel Accommodations 

*Preferred rates only valid within ACSW room block. May sell out


  • This conference provides educational and networking opportunities for social workers. We invite your organization to become one of our valued sponsors for the 2019 Conference. Email

Vendor Fair

Poster Presentations

Privacy Policy

  • The Alberta College of Social Workers operates under the legislated requirements of Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Any personal information collected through the process of registering for the ACSW annual conference is safeguarded with appropriate security measures and used only for conference purposes.

Refund Policy

  • Registrations are confirmed complete only when full payment is received.
  • If you have registered and are subsequently unable to attend the conference, you may substitute someone to attend in your place. Any requests must be emailed to
  • Due to the greatly reduced rate for our conference refunds for cancellation will not be available.
  • Regarding circumstances of an extreme nature, please contact