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.


The time is right for social work - 2022 NASW National Conference

NASW 2022 National Conference

Save the Date: June 22-25, 2022
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC and online

Experience the meeting of the profession!

Join more than 2,000 social workers, like-minded professionals, and social work thought leaders. Attend the NASW National Conference in person or virtually for unparalleled opportunities in professional development, continuing education, networking, and thought-provoking conversations tackling the most pressing issues facing the social work profession across the world. 

More information on proposal submission and conference details coming soon.

Past National Conferences

2021 NASW Virtual Conference

Social workers are essential - 2021 NASW National Conference

Thank you for attending the 2021 NASW Virtual Conference. If you attended the live event, you can view the sessions you missed until November 2, 2021. After that, the recordings will no longer be available.
Access the 2021 virtual conference recordings >>


2020 NASW Virtual National Conference

Social workers make a difference: 2020 NASW National Conference

We’d like to extend a big thank you to all attendees, presenters, patrons, participants who made the 2020 NASW Virtual National Conference a success. 


Past Virtual Forums

2018 NASW Opioid Crisis Virtual Forum - available on demand


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The True Power of Social Work


Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW

Former NASW President Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, talks about why he attends the NASW national conference.

Listen to Gary Bailey

Read a transcript of Gary Bailey's comments