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.



2020 NASW National Conference

June 14-17, 2020

Social workers make a difference: 2020 NASW National Conference

Registration is now open!


Experience the meeting of the profession. Join more than 2,000 social workers, like-minded professionals, and social work thought leaders for four days of unparalleled opportunities for professional development, continuing education, networking, and thought-provoking conversations tackling the most pressing issues facing the social work profession across the world.
Learn more about the 2020 conference.

Call for Student Volunteers

NASW is seeking student members to volunteer at the 2020 NASW National Conference in Washington, DC, June 14-17, 2020. All student volunteers will receive complimentary registration to the conference.

To apply to volunteer please e-mail Dave Miller at dmiller.nasw@socialworkers.org and include the following: Full name; cell phone number; student .edu e-mail address; and name of your college or university no later than March 31, 2020. Volunteers will be selected by random drawing on April 6, 2020.




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The True Power of Social Work


Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW

Listen to former NASW President Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, talk about why he attends the NASW national conference.

Or read a transcript of Gary Bailey's comments