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.


NASW virtual forum series 2020 - Advancing racial equity

2020 Virtual Forum Series: Advancing Racial Equity

The 2020 Virtual Forum Series will take place over a 5-week span beginning September 29. Each day will cover a different topic, provide attendees the opportunity to earn a total of 15 live CEs, include access to the Virtual NASW/NASW Foundation Awards Program, and access to Forum Series Session recordings to review and refresh your knowledge.

  • September 29 – Advancing Racial Equity Presentation | Keynote Address
  • October 6 – The Intersection of Ethics & Racial Equity| Racial Equity Through the Clinical Lens
  • October 13 – Cultural Competency & Racial Justice: Working to Undo Racism
  • October 20 – 2020 Election Forecast| Voter Suppression
  • October 29 – Immigration and Refugees | The Way Forward: Be a Part of the Solution
  • October 29 - NASW/NASW Foundation Awards Program

Register for the Virtual Forum Series >>

Past National Conferences

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 such a great success. Sessions from the Virtual Conference will be available on-demand shortly. Please check back for updates.


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

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