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: #ACSW2019 

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

  • Become a Volunteer for the ACSW Conference! - Information Coming Soon! 

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 

  • Delta Calgary South, 135 Southland Dr. SE Calgary (Preferred Rates Until March 7, 2019)
  • Hotel Arts, 119 12 Avenue SW, Calgary (Preferred Rates Until March 4, 2019)
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 711 4 Street SE, Calgary (Preferred Rates Until March 4, 2019) 


  • 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

  • We are accepting applications to participate in the 2019 Vendor Fair in January 2019! Stay Tuned for more information! 

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