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Annual Conference on Field Education

Anuual Conference Weekend: July 19-22, 2017 
Annual Conference: Friday, July 21, 2017

Smith SSW field affiliates are invited to join us for the 2017 Annual Conference on Field Education to be held on the Smith College campus in July 2017.


About the Conference

The annual field conference affords agency-based supervisors, training directors, faculty field advisers, resident and adjunct faculty an opportunity to share new ideas about field education, to collaborate, problem solve, attend training workshops, meet with students and enjoy what we hope will be an exciting and rejuvenating weekend in Northampton. As has been the case in past years, annual conference will provide its own programming on Friday which is bracketed by continuing education programming. In 2017, continuing education seminars will be available to our field affiliates on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. We thank you for all that you offer our students in the field and hope that you will be able to join us on campus for these continuing education and annual conference events.

E. Diane Davis Lecture

The E. Diane Davis Lecture takes place on Friday evening during the conference.
Informaton about the 2017 lecture will be posted in early summer.

The Schedule

 The conference schedule will be posted in early summer 2017.

Continuing Education Reimbursement

Supervisors, Directors of Training & Faculty Field Advisers

As a token of our appreciation for your role in mentoring our students, we are delighted to once again offer supervisors, directors of training and faculty field advisers the opportunity to participate in the school's continuing education program this summer.

Field Affiliates

Field affiliates may have the tuition refunded for one course in the June weekend and up to two courses in the July weekend.  (Please note that due to annual conference and Field Office programming on Friday of the July weekend, only those continuing education courses offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are open to field affiliates).

Availability of openings in courses is limited to a first-come first-served basis.


Use the Professional Education Seminars registration to register for both the Annual Conference and any July weekend seminars you would like to attend.

The registration deadline is early July 2017. Check back for details.


The registration fee of $20 will be assessed upon receipt of your registration. We prefer that payments be made by credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, please send a check for $20 made out to Smith College.

In the event that you do not attend the class or have not notified the School before the refund deadline that you cannot attend we will charge you the full tuition.


Housing for our annual conference and Professional Education Seminars - July weekend will be offered free of charge to our field affiliates.


If you have questions, please call 413-585-7965 or e-mail


This event is wheelchair accessible. For disability access information or accommodations requests, please call 413-585-2407. To request a sign language interpreter, call 413-585-2071 (voice or TTY) or email at least 10 days before the event.