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Opening Doors to the Good Things in Life:
Implementing Social Role Valorization
7th International Conference
Winnipeg Manitoba CANADA
June 6-8 2018

 

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS & SPEAKERS
APPLICATION FORM
DUE: SEPTEMBER 30 2017

 

The 7th International Social Role Valorization (SRV) Conference will be held in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada June 6-8 2018. Pre-conference events will take place June 4 and 5. The 2018 Conference Committee is pleased to invite proposals for concurrent sessions.

SRV theory, derived from the principle of normalization, was first defined by Wolf Wolfensberger in 1983. Over the past 35 years, many have used SRV theory to guide their work in supporting individuals and families, in education, training and advocacy.

The focus of this conference will be on the implementation of SRV. This is an opportunity for academics, practitioners, human service providers, policy-makers, advocates, educators and trainers, individuals who receive services and their families to come together to discuss and consider the impact and influence that SRV has on their lives and in their work. We will consider presentations and papers on a variety of topics that relate to the implementation of SRV Theory. For instance:

  • How SRV influences the services and supports that are available to individuals and/or families. This could include, but not be limited to, family supports, education, work, health, home, recreation and leisure, community participation and advocacy.
  • How SRV is used to develop agency, organizational or governmental policies.
  • How SRV is used as an analytical tool in policy, law or research.
  • How SRV is used in service development and/or evaluation
  • Effective ways of teaching and promoting SRV.

Submitting your application to present

You must complete all of the required sections (see below). Please send your application to present to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as an attached Word document. You may submit at any time, but all applications are due by September 30 2017. We will confirm all presenters electronically, in December 2017.

Questions?

Contact: Cecilia Melendez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presentation Application Form

General Guidelines

Please send us your proposal electronically as an attached Word document. We will use your title and abstract in the conference program, so edit your submission carefully. However, we reserve the right to edit the abstract. If you wish to propose more than one presentation, use a separate form (and attachment) for each presentation. Presenters will not be reimbursed for expenses and are expected to register for and attend the conference.

Main Presenter

  • Please note that if there is more than one presenter, all correspondence will be through the main presenter.
  • First and last name:
  • Affiliation:
  • Email:
  • Phone (include country code and area code):
  • Street address:
  • City:
  • Province or State:
  • Country:
  • Postal or Zip Code:
  • Biography. Please submit a brief description of yourself and your work as it relates to this presentation. Presenter biographies will be made available to conference participants.

Other Presenters (if applicable)

  • First and last name(s):
  • Affiliation(s):
  • Biography (ies):

Presentation Title:

Presentation Abstract:

Please describe the topic, listing the major points that you will present. Ensure that you outline the connection of your topic to the implementation of SRV Theory. Please restrict yourself to one to two paragraphs. If you are organizing a panel presentation with 2-3 presenters, please restrict yourself to one-two pages. 

If you would appreciate assistance in putting together an abstract, please feel free to contact: Zana Lutfiyya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Format of Presentation:

  • I am organizing a panel of 2-3 presenters on the same topic. Each presenter will have 20-30 minutes (this depends on the number of presenters).
  • I am presenting by myself (I understand that I may be paired in a session with other presenters).  Presenters will have 30 or 60 minutes.
  • We are committed to having presenters and panels who represent a variety of experiences and perspectives, including individuals who receive services as well as families.
  • We will do our best to accommodate all presenters with their preferred format. However, we will also have to take non-programmatic, logistical factors into account as well (for instance, the number and size of available break out rooms, the number of presentations and so on).

AV Equipment

Please note that we will have a laptop, LCD projector and a screen in each presentation room. Please use PowerPoint. You may:

  1. Send us your presentation electronically by May 1 2018. This will allow us to have it loaded and ready for you at the start of your session.
  2. Bring your memory stick with you. If you do this, you must bring the correct dongle/device for attaching it to a PC laptop. If you aren’t sure what we are talking about, please contact us!
  3. If you insist in bringing your presentation slides on your own device, please ensure that you can connect the device to an LCD projector. That is, if you own an Apple computer, you must bring the correct dongle (cable connector) with you. If you don’t, you may not be able to show your slides.
  4. You must let us know if you need an internet connection for your presentation. For instance, if you are using Prezi, you will need an internet connection and we need to know this in order to be prepared. If we don’t know this ahead of time, you might not be able to show your presentation slides.

Whatever you do, you are encouraged to have a back up of your presentation electronically as well as a hard copy of your presentation notes.

May we help you?

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your full participation in this conference.

You can reach us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg!

More info

Please visit the Website: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/education/conferences

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37 participants from 8 countries gathered in Dublin to talk about the future of SRV. A first event for ISRVA – an auspicious beginning for our new association. Report on the event to follow soon. Here are pictures of the event.

International Social Role Valorization Association Members

Annual Memberships Extend through End of Calendar Year 2017

Sustaining Members

Family and Children's Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Keystone Human Services, United States, Republic of Moldova, and India
Georgia Advocacy Office,  Georgia, United States
Community Ventures in Living, Lafayette Indiana, United States
Shriver Clinical Services Corporation, Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
Valoris for Children and Adults, Plantagenet, Ontario, Canada
Mattingly Edge, Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 

Supporting Members:

Keystone Institute, Harrisburg, PA United States
The Nemasket Group, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts,  United States
Community Living Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Shriver Nursing Services, Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
Imagine Better, Bay of Plenty,New Zealand
Jack Yates, Mattapoisett, Massachussetts, United States

Contributing Members:

Alfresat Normandie, Normandy, France
The Arc of Rensselaer County, Troy, New York, United States
L-R Lemay Consulting, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Lincoln Street, Inc., Springfield, Vermont, United States
Groupe Convex, Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada
Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States
CLASS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
LEL Home Services, LLC Indianapolis, Illinois, United States
Jennifer Smith, Keppel Sands, Australia
Durham Association for Family Respite, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Pennsylvania Inclusive Higher Education Consortium, Pennsylvania, United States
Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement, Brockville, Ontario
Southern Ontario Training Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Syracuse University Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership and Change Agentry

Organizational Members:

Kilsby and Allan, Ltd. Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
CHS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Center for Outcomes Analysis, Havertown, Pennsylvania, United States
Jack Pealer, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

Individual Members:

Diane

Ryan

Victoria

Australia

Olivia

Forsburg

Victoria

Australia

Cecile

Sullivan Elder

New South Wales

Australia

John

Armstrong

Victoria

Australia

Joyleen

Thomas

South Australia

Australia

Rosey

Olbrycht

South Australia

Australia

Kane

Morgan

New South Wales

Australia

Mike

Rungie

South Australia

Australia

Karen Barwick

Kane

Julien

Dani

Brent

Fiona

Nichole

Louise

Leah

Paul

Lenore

Lynne

Kelly

Joyleen

Jeff

Anonymous

Bridie  Smith

Morgan

Morton

McKenna

Summerton

Telford-Sharp

Tierney

Watson

Watkins

Harris

de la Perelle

Coleshill

Bulstrode

Thomas

Fiebig

 

Mile End

New South Wales

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Mile End

Queensland

Sunbury

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Bud

Carter

Ontario

Canada

Mary Helen

Leddy

Ontario

Canada

Julie

Allan

Alberta

Canada

Zana

Lutfiyya

Manitoba

Canada

Reina

McDowell Maitland

Ontario

Canada

Christine

Robert

Barringham

Flynn

Alberta

Ottawa

Canada

Canada

Pamela

Sholdice

Alberta

Canada

Cindy

Mitchell

Ontario

Canada

Bill

Forman

Alberta

Canada

Bailey

DeBruin-Stam

British Columbia

Canada

Suzanne

Frank

Alberta

Canada

Christine

Barringham

Alberta

Canada

Erica

Baker-Tinsley

Ontario

Canada

Victoria

Genia

Cindy

Israel

Lalonde

Stephen

Mitchell

Soboka

 Ontario

Ontario

Ontario

Alberta

Canada

Canada

Canada

Canada

Jacques

Serpett

Falaise

France

Alain-Paul

Perrou

Nérac

France

Laurent

Toutain

Normandie

France

Shrirang

Bijur

Maharastra

India

Sudeep

Goyal

Rajasthan

India

Pamela

Mansell

Munster

Ireland

Carol

Rachel

O'Donnell

Cassen

Dublin

Westmeath

Ireland

Ireland

Mary

Rowan

County Clare

Ireland

Charlotte

Knight

County Dublin

Ireland

Jessica

Curtis

Galway

Ireland

Molly

O'Keeffe

County Waterford

Ireland

Kathleen

Morris

County Limerick

Ireland

Liam

Hennessy

Dublin

Ireland

Trevor

Hewitt

Cunty Clavan

Ireland

Georgina

Johnathan 

Webb

Angus

Dublin

County Clare

Ireland

Ireland

Martina

Rynne

County Clare

Ireland

Rachel

Delia

Sophie

Mary

Selina

Aoifa

Sergiu

Cassen

White

Little

Kealy

Doyle

O'Toole

Toma

Westmeath, Ireland

Waterford

County Clare

County Galway

Carlow

Wicklow Bray

Chisinau, Moldova

Ireland

Ireland

Ireland

Ireland

Ireland

Oksana

Costandaki

Chisinau

Moldova

Jack

Vermeulen

Delft

Netherlands

Hans

Kroon

Voorhout

Netherlands

Sike

Carter

Auckland

New Zealand

Eileen

Laura

Genevieve

Flavelle

Powell

Fitzgibbon

Cornwall

Welwyn Garden City

Pennsylvania

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United States

Marcia

Tewell

Colorado

United States

Elizabeth

Neuville

Pennsylvania

United States

Nichole

Sardinha

New Hampshire

United States

Jo

Massarelli

Massachusetts

United States

Joe

Osburn

Indiana

United States

James

Conroy

Pennsylvania

United States

Jerry

Smith

Minneapolis

United States

Katie

Chandler

Georgia

United States

Dana

Olsen

Pennsylvania

United States

Beth

Mount

New York

United States

Ed

Goldman

Oregon

United States

Linda

Higgs

West Virginia

United States

Darcy

Elks

Pennsylvania

United States

Emily

Murgo-Nisenbaum

Massachusetts

United States

Milton

Tyree

Kentucky

United States

Pam

Bliss

Massachusetts

United States

Jack

Pealer

Ohio

United States

Marc

Tumeinski

Massachusetts

United States

Michelle

Sultan

Pennsylvania

United States

Thomas

Neuville

Pennsylvania

United States

John

O'Brien

Georgia

United States

Susan

Thomas

New York

United States

Angie

Breeden

West Virginia

United States

Theresa

White-Lightner

Pennsylvania

United States

Brian

Berry

Massachusetts

United States

Tom

Doody

Massachusetts

United States

Ann Marie

Licata

Pennsylvania

United States

Jen

Busconti

Vermont

United States

Steve

Wiseman

West Virginia

United States

Sandra

Heller

Massachusetts

United States

Moira

Claire

Mumma

Voorhees

 Pennsylvania

Indiana

United States

United States

Anonymous

   

United States

Michael

Patty

Kendrick

Gould-Lucht

Massachussetts

Pennsylvania

United States

United States

Guy

Susan L.

Caruso

White

Pennsylvania

North Carolina

United States

United States

 

Founding Members

Valor Institute, Plantagenet, Ontario, Canada

Shriver Clinical Services, Westborough, Massachussetts, United Staetes

Keystone Institute, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Community Ventures in Living, Lafayette, Indiana, United States

srvlogo Check out the website for the 2018 International SRV Conference HERE

 Save the Date: June 6 - 8,  2018 with pre-conference events June 4 and 5

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The Fairmont Hotel

Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada