MSWInternational Events


Feb 2021

Study Day at Middlesex University UK




June 2021

Conference in Boston university, US




Sept 2021

Study day in North West University in Potchefstroom South Africa

Conferences in which members may be interested

MAY 21/23


Touching base on people who have experienced trauma, we will explore the trials and tribulations, the laughter and tears, and the learning, to speculate what is around the corner in our music therapy practice and how we can NURTURE POTENTIAL..

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


MAY 28/30


EC RSH European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and Health

The conference will be a scientific gathering of researchers, health professionals and other experts from many nations. Speakers from a variety of disciplines will provide a comprehensive overview on the topic. Symposia and abstracts allow researchers to discuss and present their research projects.


Lisbon, Portugal


JUNE 01/03


6th International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality, Spirituality in Research, Professional Practice & Education–CANCELLED

This interdisciplinary and inter-professional conference is designed to bring together a broad range of scholars and practitioners from around the world who have interests in the theory and practice of spirituality.

St John University, York, England, UK


JULY 07/11



The World Congress is held every three years in different elected countries, in partnership with the World Federation of Music Therapy. The year 2020 signals 21 years of the Master’s Music Therapy training at the University of Pretoria, and 26 years of music therapy in South Africa, with its early beginnings at the University of Cape Town. In celebrating these milestones, we could think of nothing more appropriate than hosting the World Congress for the very first time on African soil. The theme for the congress is The Polyrhythms of Music Therapy.


Pretoria, South Africa




16Inclusive Church’s Annual General Meeting for 2020 combined with Annual Lecture by June Boyce-Tillman at Manchester Cathedral

The title of June’s talk will be ‘A Little of What You Fancy: Carnival, Chaos and the Christian Tradition’.

‘The Church (particularly the Protestant traditions ) have often confused unity with uniformity. This has meant that liturgy is often tightly controlled and order highly rated. This has meant that more and more people – by reason of disability, age, ethnicity sexuality gender, financial position and so on – have been pushed either to the margins or out of it altogether.


Manchester, UK

JULY 14/16


Advancing teaching, learning and research in practical theology. 2020 Annual Conference.

The British and Irish Association for Practical Theology is an active forum for practitioners, teachers and researchers in the broad field of practical theology.

In an era when scientists warn there is limited time left in which to reverse the most catastrophic effects of climate change, BIAPT 2020 will turn its attention to this most urgent of issues and to wide ranging engagement with ecological thinking.

Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK





Education Formation and The Church II 

A two-day academic conference, organized by researchers from the Theological University in Kampen and Apeldoorn.

In Christian education we are used to expressions such as “growth”, “talents” and “human flourishing”. According to current pedagogical and psychological approaches, it seems that human perfection sets the standard. The emphasis on the positive side of belief in human formation somehow risks losing sight of the reality of sin and brokenness.



AUG 23/29




XXII Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHR

Hosted by the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions, will take place in Dunedin, New Zealand August 23-29, 2020.

While welcoming contributions on any topic in the academic study of religion, this year’s Congress will have the theme of Centres and Peripheries.




AUG 24/28


ECER 2020, Glasgow Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities

The ECER 2020 in Glasgow intends to interrogate the capacity of educational research to address the complexity of the challenges that are encountered in connecting and reconnecting communities in contemporary Europe.


University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

JUNE 21/23


Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference

Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer in Northern Ireland, will give a keynote speech. Dr McBride has been closely involved in the development of the new Health and Social Care structures in Northern Ireland .

We will also hear about the wonderful Our Future Foyle project, a collaboration between the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA, the Public Health Agency Northern Ireland and Urban Scale Interventions.


JULY 04/09


PASMAE and ISME Africa Regional Conference

The theme of the Conference is Equity and Diversity in Musical Arts Education, with subthemes as Instructional methodologies in musical arts education, Inclusivity and access, Cultural policy in Africa, Musical Arts Education and Technologies, Musical Arts Creativity, Improvisation and Composition, Research in musical arts, Education and Musical Arts in the Community and health, well-being and spirituality in musical arts.



DEC 8/12


European Music therapy Conference at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

QMU is the only music therapy training provider in Scotland. Music therapy is situated within the School of Health Sciences and the Division of Occupational Health and Arts Therapies, and over the years has attracted students from across Europe and beyond. Renowned for relevant research and knowledge exchange work which focuses on making a positive impact on society, QMU has widely recognised expertise in health and rehabilitation, as well as creativity and culture.