NASW Celebrations

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was founded in October 1955.  The organization has marked significant milestones with nationwide celebrations and special leadership meetings to assess the social work profession's progress and to plan for the future. 

NASW 60th Anniversary

NASW held a daylong leadership forum in October 2015 to culminate the association's 60th anniversary and to induct new Pioneers.

2010 Social Work Congress

NASW convened 400 leaders, and hosted a virtual conference with 300 students, to examine internal challenges facing the profession. 

NASW 50th Anniversary & 2005 Social Work Congress

In March 2005, NASW convened 400 social work leaders to develop action imperatives to forge a unified direction for the profession. 

Social Work Centennial

In 1998, NASW led a national celebration to honor 100 years of social work accomplishment and service in the United States.