Letter from the Organising Committee

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021. While we had hoped to deliver this conference hybrid (face to face and online) in Brisbane from November 11-13, a decision was taken to deliver the conference exclusively online due to the unstable and uncertain environmental impacts of COVID-19.

For the last nine months however, the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), with its partners, has led the planning for this significant biennial conference and is confident your experience with the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Social Work Conference 2021 will be one to remember.

The Local Organising Committee will be ensuring it replicates online, as many of the on-the-ground experiences you would expect to see at a face-to-face conference. Using the latest in technology and broadcast, the conference will incorporate state-of-the-art capabilities to view, engage, interact, and network with attendees and special guests.

We are also delighted to announce that the entire agenda will be broadcast live (including abstracts, keynote speakers, panels, and workshops).

The conference is proudly Supported by the International Federation of Social Workers (Asia Pacific), “IFSW-AP,” Asian and Pacific Association for Social Work Education, “APASWE,” Australian and New Zealand Social Work & Welfare Education & Research, “ANZSWWER” as well as eight Queensland based universities.

We welcome you to explore our conference website and often return for regular updates.