The coronavirus pandemic has impacted people and communities around the world and at home in the United States. Our host institution, The Ohio State University, has transitioned their classes to an online format for the remainder of the semester. Many universities are not funding travel for faculty members in the wake of the pandemic including the universities of the Society's current Board members.
Given that the U.S. is now under a nationwide state of emergency, coupled with OSU's wise decision to suspend classes, the Society for Spirituality and Social Work conference will move to an online format as well.
Information will be sent to accepted presenters regarding how to make their material accessible. We offer our sincerest thanks to those of you who submitted workshop proposals and we are committed to doing our part to help you share your scholarship with your colleagues. Anyone who has paid for their registration will be contacted directly regarding reimbursement processes. Information regarding how to access the conference will be posted soon. Anyone who wants to the online conference and earn CEUs will be charged a nominal fee for the hours and information about that will be posted by the end of the week.
While we regret that we will not be able to convene in person, we are singularly focused on the health and well-being of our members, attendees, and the OSU community and are acting out of an abundance of caution to avoid any potential for someone to contract or spread the virus.
We encourage everyone to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for up-to-date and accurate medical information about COVID-19.
This situation is fluid and information will be posted here and sent to all necessary parties as it becomes available. Thank you so much for your patience during the transition.
Whether you're presenting a paper, hosting an experiential workshop, or sharing an e-poster, there is a place for your work at our conference.
Registration for the conference is now open. Don't miss out - space is limited!
Dr. Ed Canda, founder of the Society for Spirituality and Social Work, will serve as the keynote speaker for the opening plenary.
We have three housing options for conference attendees - The Residence on Tenth is an on-campus housing option and two conference option with both Hampton Inn & Suites and Hilton Garden Inn. Visit the Accommodations page to learn more and book your room with special conference rates.
There are several promotional opportunities available at the conference. Spaces are limited and will fill up fast! Reservation will open soon.
Columbus, the 14th largest city in the U.S., has so much to do & so many places to explore. Learn more about our host city here.
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