Social Work Global Conference Report 2018

advocacy efforts have on addressing the issue of modern-day slavery on the local-global level. Invited speakers from Fordham University of Law, Rutgers University, and Addis Ababa University presented at the conference. A panel discussion, consisting of executives of various local organizations, was facilitated to gain a localized perspective on timely and clearly addressing human trafficking and exploitation. Three juried presentations were selected and presented by Kutztown University students. Faculty and students from Kutztown University and Reading Area Community College, as well as participants from our local communities, attended the conference. Of the 466 attendees, 104 completed and returned the conference evaluation questionnaire. The 104 respondents were: graduate students (8), undergraduate students (56), faculty (15) and others (25). Approximately 43.0% of the respondents were social work majors, 12.0% were from other majors and the remaining 32.0% did not indicate their status or affiliation. Over three quarters (87.3%) of the respondents heard about the conference from their course instructors or via KU email announcement. The results indicated that over 86.4% of the respondents rated the speakers they heard as excellent or very good. 100% noted that the speaker were knowledgeable about the theme of the conference; 96.2% of the respondents indicated that the discussions held after the speakers’ presentations were satisfactory. Melissa Upreti, LL.M. Hasshan Batts, MSW, D.H.Sc, Kim Checkeye, Christi Dominguez, MSW, Karen Hinkle BSW, Mark Rozzi Jessica Brokenshire, BSW; Mary Jo Stere, BSW, MSW/MPA Candidate Demelash Kassaye, M.A., Ph.D.