NASW Conferences

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.


Past National Conferences

2022 NASW National Conference | June 22-25, 2022 - Washington, DC


The time is right for social work

Attendees at NASW’s 2022 National Conference chose from 15 breakout sessions, 4 plenaries and 3 keynotes, and had the option of attending the NASW / NASW Foundation Awards virtually. Attendees can access to session recordings for up to 3 months after the live event to refresh your knowledge and claim CE credit.


2021 NASW Virtual Conference

Social workers are essential - 2021 NASW National 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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Networking Benefits

Learn more about the benefits of networking and the opportunities provided by NASW.


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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