21st Annual POWER Conference

March 1, 2024

Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex

Wichita, KS


Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentations
The Wichita State University School of Social Work and the POWER Conference Committee are soliciting proposals for presentation at the 21st annual POWER Conference March 1st, 2024, as well as the Ethics Pre-Conference on January 5th, 2024. Presenting at this annual conference is a great opportunity to educate your peers on your area of expertise! The deadline for proposal submission is September 12th, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Conference Theme
The wonderful POWER Conference has been around for 21 years now. We want to use this year to celebrate the continued growth of the conference. We will be celebrating the 21st annual POWER conference! The theme for the 2024 conference is, The POWER of Action: Social Work Vanguards at the Forefront of Change. The world has changed so much since the pandemic and so has social work. This year’s conference we wish to discuss change driven action in social work, learn macro practice techniques, develop advocacy and leadership, and look to social work futures and new practice modalities. There are many fields of social work we can reimagine and strengthen, such as schools, communities, forensic, healthcare, child welfare, self-care, and other fields of practice. Today our society faces serious interrelated and large-scale challenges, violence, substance abuse, environmental degradation, injustice, isolation, and equality. We need social workers to reimagine how we work in our new society current/post-pandemic. Is there a solid foundation of practice that we forgot about? Is there a current trend that is showing promising results? Do you have an idea for building advocacy and leadership for Social Workers? How are you promoting change-driven action in your workplaces and in the community? We want you to share with the POWER conference so that your work can be echoed in the community.

Submit an Abstract

Sponsor Registration

Is your company or organization looking to connect with members of the helping professions? POWER Conference attendees include social workers, clinical therapists, counselors, professors, and BSW/MSW students. Check out our sponsorship opportunities below!

Attendee Information

Registration will open December 1. 


Registration Questions & More Information

For questions regarding your registration or the registration process, please contact the WSU Conference Office.

Phone: 316-978-6493
Fax: 316-978-3064
Email: conference.office@wichita.edu


Special Accommodations

Wichita State University is committed to making programs available to people with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Office of University Conferences at (316) 978-6493.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age (40 years or older), ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Retaliation against an individual filing or cooperating in a complaint process is also prohibited. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Complaints or concerns related to alleged discrimination may be directed to the  Institutional Equity and Compliance Director, Title IX Coordinator or Equal Opportunity Coordinator, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260, telephone (316) 978-3187.