Kempe Center International Virtual Conference:
A call to action to change child welfare
October 5-8, 2020
For more than 40 years, ISPCAN and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect have shared a mission to end child maltreatment in all of its forms. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic shining a light on disparities and inequities around the globe, we have partnered on this first-of-its-kind virtual conference that will bring together professionals across disciplines who want to create and mobilize change in child welfare and improve outcomes for families worldwide.
Organized to create community, connections, and relationships and to encourage curiosity and challenging traditional structures and ideas, we invite you to join those with lived experience; child welfare practitioners, supervisors, and administrators; legal, mental health, and medical professionals; community and neighborhood leaders; researchers; policymakers; advocates; and other thought leaders from around the world—expected to be 1,500 strong—in re-envisioning child welfare and how you can be a change agent in your nations and communities. Let’s get to work!
- More than 250 sessions that showcase new and transformational ideas
- Sessions offered in three, 6-hour blocks each day, to allow for all time zones to participate
- Presenters from around the world, including ISPCAN Councilors Dr. Rajeev Seth and Dr. Jordan Greenbaum
- Innovative format including opening sessions, discussion groups, workshops, conversation circles, and media circles