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2020 GADE Conference Postponed to Spring 2021

Dear GADE Members, 

Due to the rapidly evolving situation around COVID-19, we cannot move forward with the 2020 GADE meeting, which was scheduled to take place in Chicago April 1-3.  GADE leadership has been closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19, and a growing number of Consortium members would be unable to attend due to governmental, organizational or personal travel restrictions. The GADE meeting in Chicago will be postponed. We plan to host it in Chicago at the LondonHouse next spring. We will follow up next week with instructions regarding the best way to handle your existing hotel reservations.

Per our by-laws, GADE will hold a virtual Business Meeting in April, 2020.  We are also considering providing some sessions, such as the New Director Workshop via an online platform.  More information will come on the Business Meeting as well as other potential events.

In addition, GADE would deeply appreciate if you could invite your school to forfeit the 2020 registration fee as this is an unexpected situation. We’ll acknowledge the support of these schools on the GADE website. However, should it be necessary, we can also certainly refund your registration. Please don’t hesitate to contact Carmella Snook at [email protected] if you’ll need to be refunded.

Each year, we look forward to gathering with GADE members representing doctoral programs across the country to learn from one another and discuss doctoral education in social work.  It is very disappointing to not be able to meet as planned especially given the hard work so many of you have put into preparing for the meeting. We understand how discouraging this is to everyone, but it is an impossibility to hold the meeting given the public health crisis in which we find ourselves. We thank you for your input and engagement and look forward to gathering at a later date to continue to share with one another the important work that we do.

Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. 

Stay well!

Mo Yee Lee, GADE President

Julia Henly, Conference Chair

Allison Zippay, Conference co-Chair


2020 GADE Conference: Living History Forward

April 1 - 3, 2020

Registration: GADE 2020

Conference Hotel:  Room Reservations

Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work

Hosted by the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration