Call for Posters and Workshops

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, in partnership with the Evelyn M. Duvall Endowment, is pleased to announce its 2017 Duvall Family Studies Conference: Diversity and Inclusion: Families in Today’s Changing World.

We are seeking presenters of workshops, posters, or panel discussions that address individual or family well-being at any stage of development, and particularly those addressing diversity, inclusion, and social relationships in families. The conference brings together scholars, practitioners, educators, policymakers, advocates, and local and national organizations to enhance the integration of theory, research, and direct practice.

A nationally recognized researcher, clinical social worker and educator will keynote: Dr. Caitlin Ryan, Director of the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University.

Workshops and Panels or Roundtables

We are soliciting proposals for 60-to 90-minute workshops, panels, or roundtable discussions (including time for Q & A and evaluation) that will be offered throughout the conference day afternoon. We welcome themes from any discipline and from a broad range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • LGBT+ and other Diversity
  • Family Interventions
  • Social Justice
  • Education
  • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Administration or Business
  • Collaborations among practitioners or agencies/organizations


Posters of similar themes as above will be welcomed; any number of authors may collaborate on a poster. Unless requested, posters will not be peer-reviewed. Students are especially encouraged to submit poster proposals.

Please complete the proposal form below by printing, completing the information, scanning and returning via email to Dr. Jane Roberts at:

Deadline is January 13, 2017

Kindly send questions or inquiries via email to

Presenters are required to register for the conference.


Please Indicate Workshop/Roundtable Theme:


or Please Indicate the Poster Theme:

Name of Presenter(s) and Professional Affiliation:


Contact information for lead presenter/ Name, address, and e-mail:

Title of Workshop, Panel or Poster Theme:


Target Audience:_____________________________________________________

List 2 or 3 Objectives for YourWorkshop, Panel or Poster’s Educational Use:




Please include a brief description of your poster content that is 200 words or less that describes how it is applicable to the theme of the conference: