NASW Conferences

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NASW conferences at both the National and State level offer unique opportunities for professional development, networking, and earning continuing education credit. The conferences bring together social workers and related professionals where leading-edge content is offered in both on-site and virtual formats. 

NASW conference participants have the opportunity to connect with experts in the field from across the nation and world, be inspired by highly regarded speakers, and gain new skills at innovative workshops.

National Conferences

The NASW national conference is the ultimate gathering of thousands of social workers and like-minded professionals. Over the span of four days, attendees learn from motivating internationally renowned keynote speakers, participate in more than 100 interactive workshops, and have access to unparalleled opportunities for professional development, as well as continuing education credits. Participants network with their peers and colleagues from across the globe, exchange strategies, resources, solutions and much more. 

At the NASW National Conference Exhibit Hall, attendees can meet with key vendors and view the latest social work products, services, and learn about emerging industry trends. 

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2018 NASW National Conference

The theme of the 2018 NASW National Conference is "Shaping Tomorrow Together." Join more than 2000 social workers and like-minded professionals for the meeting of the profession June 20-23, 2018, in Washington, DC.

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Now Open: Call for Proposals for the 2018 NASW National Conference


NASW welcomes compelling proposals that address a wide range of topics in the social work profession. Submit your conference proposal today as an individual or part of a panel to showcase your research, practice innovation, and methodologies.

Your presentation is a great way to enhance your career.  Submit a proposal by November 30 to be a key part of this unique program.