NASW hosts national and chapter conferences that offer networking and learning opportunities to our members and the social work community at large. We have award programs to honor the highest social work achievements and to showcase excellence. We also sponsor celebrations and campaigns to help educate the public about the impact social workers make on institutions and policies that help millions of people achieve better lives.
NASW staff and membership are organizing and participating in town halls and other critical conversations.
Learn about our racial equity events
Social Work Centennial
In 1998, NASW led a national celebration to honor 100 years of social work accomplishment and service in the United States.
NASW 50th Anniversary & 2005 Congress
In 2005, NASW convened 400 social work leaders to develop action imperatives to forge a unified direction for the profession.
Social Work Congress
In 2010, NASW convened 400 leaders, and hosted a virtual conference with 300 students, to examine internal challenges facing the profession.
NASW 60th Anniversary
In October 2015, NASW held a leadership forum to culminate the association's 60th anniversary and to induct new Pioneers.
Thank you to all attendees, presenters, patrons and participants who made the 2020 NASW Virtual Conference such a great success! Sessions will be available on-demand shortly. Please check back for updates.