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

Early-Bird Registration Deadline Extended to April 30!


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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NASW is closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID 19). Based on the information we have at this time, the NASW 2020 National Conference, scheduled for June 14-17, is proceeding as planned. We will continue monitoring updates provided by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as well as local public health authorities and will be providing updates should our plans change.

Visit NASW's Coronavirus page for information and resources





Coronavirus (COVID-19)


NASW is closely monitoring developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19). Based on the information we have at this time, the NASW 2020 National Conference, scheduled for the dates of June 14-17, is proceeding as planned. We will continue monitoring updates provided by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as well as local public health authorities and will be providing updates should our plans change.

Visit NASW's Coronavirus resources page for more information


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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